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Ob-La-Di Café

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Ob-La-Di might be the most Instagrammed café of the 2015 rentrée, but there’s real substance at this stylish spot in the Haut Marais. Most of the baked goods are made in-house, and many of them manage to be vegan and gluten-free, and still actually taste good. Coffee is expertly prepared with Lomi beans by Lloyd, formerly of Boot Café, who also curates a killer playlist most days. Creative offerings include an affogato made with cookie dough ice cream, horchata, a vegetarian burger, and avocado toast that is worth an eye-popping €9 price tag due to the homemade purple potato bread and chimichurri sauce, plus pomegranate seeds.

Address: 54 rue de Saintonge, 75003
Nearest transport: Filles du Calvaire (8)
Hours: Closed Monday; Open Tuesday-Sunday
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Sandwiches & Salads, Baked Goods


Sugared & Spiced (2015) “Other than the typical cappuccinos (€4) and lattes (€5), Ob-La-Di also does things a bit out of the ordinary like Horchata (€5) and an affogato (€5) with Ben & Jerry’s cookie dough ice-cream. Yeah baby.”

Sprudge (2015) “On the menu, it’s officially called the Ob-La-Di Affogato… While over the top, and certainly not your everyday summer drink, there’s something magical about the combination of cookie dough ice cream and espresso. As you get to the bottom and the ice cream has melted into the espresso, the heat of the drink has also softened up the chunks of cookie dough, making for a smooth and creamy puree of sweet, sugary crack. A modern, hip coffee drink, with a hint of ’90s throwback.”

Paris Bouge (2015) “Un bel endroit où l’on sirote bien sûr d’excellents cafés… tout est bio et fait maison, et la panoplie de douceurs est alléchante: scones bien gonflés, cookies, «granolaaah», barre énergétique, ou un cake au citron vert bien dense et parfumé, avec un glaçage tout fin et impeccablement dosé.”

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