Someone says the Left Bank, it’s likely that Café de Flore springs to mind. Sure, this place is a hotspot for tourists today, but that’s not to rule it out as an ongoing local hub – because regardless of the decade, Café de Flore thrives from its reputation of hosting some of the greatest artists of all time. From members of the Lost Generation and Existentialist groups to expatriate jazz musicians, no café in the city has greeted such an array of intellectual thinkers over the years – and that cultural credibility is still felt when you sit down for a coffee. It may cost more than your average spot, but the artistic side of your brain is rewarded high – and that’s pretty priceless experience in our eyes.
Address: 172 Boulevard Saint-Germain
Telephone: 01 45 48 55 26
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7:30AM-1:30AM
Metro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés (4)
Words: Faye Fearon
Image: via @lecafedeflore