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Coutume Café in Paris | Paris By Mouth


Address: 47, rue de Babylone, 75007
Hours: Open Monday-Friday 8am-7pm. Open Saturday & Sunday from 10am-7pm.
Telephone: +33 1 45 51 50 47
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An absolute favorite for coffee, this is the original shop that spawned a mini chain in Paris including Coutume Institut, among others.

In Other Words

Lost in Cheeseland (2013) “A Franco-Australian duo is behind this mega successful coffee operation which swells with both neighborhood regulars and out-of-towners the second the doors open. You can also find their house-roasted coffee… in many restaurants across the city. Siphon is one of their many claims to fame.”

Le Figaro (2012) “… cafés (et variations) pleins de sentiment. Petites et pimpantes nourritures sucrés-salées…”

L’Express (2012) “… rustique mais rudement bon. Le gâteau de carottes est un space cake juste épicé et garni d’une formidable crème vanillé… Avec le grand cru du Kenya, extrait par dépression au siphon, on la boit bien volontiers…”

Croque Camille (2011) “… something of a coffee-geek’s paradise, with single-origin beans roasted to perfection on the premises, and your choice of any brewing method…The breakfast formule, with three mini-viennoiseries, hot beverage of your choice, and a glass of freshly-squeezed juice, is a decent buy, especially for this neighborhood.”

7 Replies to “Coutume”

  1. Best cappuccino we have ever had and we’ve have had coffee all over! Being from the states, it has been so need to see the coffee scene develop in Paris.

  2. Been to Coutume Café twice with friends – one of the best places for really good coffee and a decent bite to eat. Great atmosphere and just a skip-and-a-jump to Le Bon Marché down the road. Great place to take your tourist friends if you’re in the Musee Rodin/Invalides area.

  3. just stumbled upon this place today after noticing the decor from outside. what a fabulous place to sit down and have a coffee. i had the café coutume (espresso, milk, foam and white chocolate) and it was a superb coffee with a very smooth and sweet finish.

  4. Thanks for the tip, Maggie! We’ve updated the page to recommend reservations for brunch.

  5. Hello!! I went to Coutume yesterday with a group of friends, and as per this information page we didn’t make a reservation. They actually do take reservations especially for Sunday brunch. We waited about 30 minutes for a non-reserved table to free up, but the time was spent well at the little coffee bar.

    Hope that helps!

  6. Excellent place! The guys are so nice and explain you anything you want to know about coffee. The cake of white chocolate and jasmine tea is simply great. Tomorrow (may 14th) they are going to have coffee tasting from 10 to 11 and 11 to 12.

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