Perhaps better known for its open armed embrace of kale (in salad and chip form), Loustic also has excellent coffee. Beans are sourced from Caffènation and prepared with care. The stylish space, designed by Dorothée Meilichzon, is a bit of a place to see and be seen, but the bobo is balanced out by free wifi and friendly staff.
Address: 40 rue Chapon, 75003
Nearest transport: Arts et Métiers (3, 11), Rambuteau (11)
Hours: Open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 11am-6pm
Telephone: 09 80 31 07 06
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: soup/salad/sandwich
Reviews of interest
Seth Sherwood (2014) “The coffee is a departure too. Using specialty beans provided by Caffènation, a noted roaster in Antwerp, Loustic champions filter coffee — typically dismissed as “jus de chaussette,” or sock juice, in France — and changes the blends frequently.”
Lindsey Tramuta (2013) “Channa Galhenage’s north Marais coffee shop wins high marks on ambience, design, and seriously well-executed drinks. Emperor Norton provides many of the snacks (and that’s always a win). Order the V60 pour-over.”
Good Coffee in Paris (2013) “Combining good coffee, a regular local clientele, a dream location and a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere, this café challenges the preconceptions of Paris as having an underdeveloped coffee culture.”
Sophie Doran (2013) “Loustic is perhaps the comfiest of all the Paris hotspots for serious coffee…The focus here is the coffee, in the very capable hands of Londoner Channa Galhenage. Seasonal roasts are sourced from Belgium’s Caffénation, Emperor Norton is on food duty – as is The Kale Project dependent on availability – complimented by Rachel’s cakes.”
Go Go Paris (2013) “Loustic also offers an affordable English brunch on weekends with granola, coffee, juice and pastries (€10-12). Local catering duo Emperor Norton does a lunch menu and there’s a yummy range of cakes, desserts and freshly squeezed juices too.”
Le Fooding (2013) “Sur le comptoir, muffins, cheesecake au matcha, cake banane-noix-carotte, financiers, croissants, et le fameux granola d’Emperor Norton à la cannelle, pomme et cardamome, servi avec lait ou yaourt. A midi, c’est plus salé. Avec, à côté des tartelettes (bacon-poireaux, brocoli-cheddar ou féta-courgettes), un étonnant sandwich poulet katsu (pané) à la sauce curry japonaise, carottes et oignons dans un pain croustillant. Et pour la verdure, salade, pesto et chips de kale, ce légume survitaminé de la famille du chou.