The Broken Arm

Part concept shop, part café, the stylish space has small plates, cookies, cakes and a tightly edited, but well-prepared, coffee menu. Beans are sourced from Norwegian producer Solberg & Hansen, and beverages can be prepared to-go, as well.

Practical information

Address: 12 rue Perrée, 75003
Nearest transport: Temple (3), Filles du Calvaire (8)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday 9am-6pm
Reservations: Reservations not accepted
Telephone: 01 44 61 53 60
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: Soups/salads/sandwiches
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Reviews of interest

Seth Sherwood (2014) “…takes a more maximalist approach, offering a cafe attached to a two-level concept store packed with art books, cushions, accessories and clothing by cultishly admired designers.”

Lindsey Tramuta (2013) “Sometimes I wonder which is the bigger draw here, the goods the Broken Arm trio carries in their commodious concept store or the coffee and stunning natural light in the adjacent café. Of little importance, it’s a fine location to caffeinate with well-trained staff.”

Serious Eats (2013) “Eager baristas here serve Solberg & Hansen espresso and have just begun to expand their program to include filter coffee beverages. Enjoy your enthusiastically prepared cup alongside tasty breakfast snacks like crispy granola and fresh cheese. The cafe’s a bit strange, but highly competent and quite pleasant.”

Eater (2013) “Broken Arm is one of the few specialty coffee shops in Paris with outdoor seating in the Marais Nord. This café focuses on espresso, and the baristi are among Paris’ most skilled.”

Haven in Paris (2013) “The Broken Arm Café differs from the recent spate of Aussie-owned coffee shops in Paris by sourcing their beans from the opposite climate – Solberg & Hansen, a coffee supplier and roaster from Norway. The barista…is pulling beautiful espresso shots with rich crema and, of course, micro-foamed and swirly art-topped lattes. A selection of homey pastries, including the wonderfully lavender-ombred blueberry cheesecake I sampled, accompanies the impeccable coffee.”

Le Fooding (2013) “Chaque jour, une seule soupette (parmesan, croûtons, ciboulette), un seul sandwich baguette (crème de pois chiches, mimolette vieille, courgettes, coriandre), un unique bun brioché au sésame toasté (feuilles de betterave, suprême de volaille, mimolette, ou saumon fumé, cream cheese, citron, aneth et cresson), une salade de légumes ou de fruits et un gros cheesecake aux myrtilles (de chez Rachel) à découper en quartiers. C’est beau, bon, frais.”

Additional Images

Broken Arm Cafe Paris Photo Catherine Down

Broken Arm Cafe Paris Photo Catherine Down

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