3 Cafes in Paris You Need to Visit

Now that I’ve been home for a few days, I’m really starting to miss certain things about Paris that were a part of my daily routine while I was there. Things like being able to wear layers, having the perfect photo-op down every street and most of all, the cute little corner cafes! The Parisian lifestyle is much slower paced than it is in the United States. People in Paris really take their time to enjoy their coffee before rushing to their next engagement. As I’ve been in LA, and as things get busier and busier as we prep to leave for Seoul Fashion Week, one thing that I miss the most about Paris is having those relaxing mornings with my team enjoying breakfast at a cafe before we start our day of shows. So I’m sharing the 3 best cafes in Paris that I’m really missing, and that should be at the top of your list if you ever visit!




1. Cafe Kitsune

Cafe Kitsune was probably one of my favorite cafes because I was able to meet up with my long time Instagram/girl crush Shini of Park and Cube! This cafe is really cute because it has outdoor seating at the park, which is relaxed & hidden form hustle & bustle of the Parisian streets. Another amazing part about Cafe Kitsune is that it’s conveniently located next to a really delicious macaron place. We were able to enjoy some amazing French desserts with our coffee! Unfortunately it started raining during our coffee date, but we were able to escape the rain by going into the cafe itself for a more intimate & cozy setting. Fashion Week is so busy, but I’m glad I was able to meet up with Shini. I’m a huge admirer of her work. Like I said in my How to Start a Blog post, I think its very important to meet up with like-minded individuals. One of the ways I was able to grow my business was collaborating and supporting others in the industry. That’s my biggest tip to all you aspiring bloggers out there: always reach out and connect with others in your field, whether you’re blogging or not!




2. Angelina’s

Angelina is world renowned for having the best hot chocolate in Paris. So of course my team had to make a stop here to enjoy breakfast and hot chocolate! We got the Angelina breakfast, which has baguette, fruit, an omelette & of course their amazing stick-to-your-teeth hot chocolate! If you guys follow me on snapchat (@chrisellelim), you might remember how I almost died from happiness while drinking this. It was the perfect blend of milk and chocolate and even now, I wish I could wake up to a cup of the amazing hot chocolate here in LA, if only it wasn’t 100 degrees. The best part of this cafe is that once you’re done eating, you can make a stop at the pastries & dessert counter for some delicious & beautiful treats.



3. Cafe De Flore

I knew I had to visit this place when I read somewhere that Karl Lagerfeld frequents Cafe De Flore every night! Unfortunately, we went during the afternoon before our shows, so we didn’t get to see him. Even though we didn’t get to see Mr. Lagerfeld, it was a beautiful cafe to get breakfast with the team before we headed out. When I was in Paris, I basically had an omelette every morning with an espresso & baguette. I’d like to think I’ve become sort of an expert on omelette. I definitely recommend getting breakfast here! The one thing about Parisian cafes that I didn’t care too much for was that outdoor seating tends to be the smoking area, which was really disappointing. But even still, there’s nothing quite like drinking coffee at a Parisian cafe while people watching. That’s why I liked Cafe de Flore, there’s a glass partition so I could enjoy my coffee with out smelling all of the smoke!

I know that these cafes are a lot more well known (with good reason) but I also really enjoyed ducking into a random cafe that I’ve never heard of for that afternoon pick me up. Traveling is all about spontaneity, and being in the moment! So I hope that you guys not only visit these spots, but find favorites of your own! Do you have any favorites? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Honey says:

    Paris is definitely on my bucket list! will bookmark your post for that day to come 🙂


  • Kathy says:

    Loved your recommendation re Angelina but Cafe Flores was disappointing.

  • Francine says:

    When we visit Paris, we stay in the 16th and there is an adorable cafe on Victor Hugo Circle called La Petite Marquise – to die for quiches and pastries and the sweets are beautifully presented and super delicious!

    Thank you for the recommendations – can’t wait to try your fave cafes!

  • Darina says:

    Love to go to Cafe de Flore the next time because of all the writers that came there for the inspiration!

  • Love this post, gorgeous pictures too

    Mel x

  • Katherine says:

    I loved this post! I will definitely try to visit one of these cafes the next time I go to Paris!

  • Ariana says:

    Thanks so much for the recommendations! I’ll definitely be visiting these hot spots on my next trip to Paris. You’re the best!

  • Fanny says:

    Hello Chriselle,
    Beautiul article and shoots,
    I’m french and le café de Flore, is an institution, because lot of celerity in the XX century come here and specialy writers like Simone de Beauvoir , Jean Palu Sartre…ect
    The fact that Karl Lagarfiel come in this café is because this place is a historic place, for us.
    I hope I d’ont have make lot of mistakes in your language, I have a little level in english.
    Thanks for all
    xx Fanny

  • Vicky says:

    Everything looks so good. I’ll definitely try if I ever go to Paris


  • Melissa G. says:

    Perfect! I will be in Paris this week. Did you buy anything special for your baby Chloe? I have a 11 month year old and I’m trying to find shops where I can find something unique and special. Thanks!

  • Sofia says:

    So nice! I used to live in Paris but never went to any of these cafés. Will do on my next trip to Paris!

    LIVING IN PLAID – Personal Style Blog from Brussels

  • Ah so glad you got to see shini!! I absolutely love her!! I need to visit the last cafe as it’s not one I’ve been to! Thanks! x

  • Ashley says:

    Great list! I’m going to Paris next month for my fourth time and have never been to any of these so I’m looking forward to checking them out!

  • Ingrid says:

    Such a gorgeous nail color – reminds me of pink pearls. May I ask where did you get it?

  • Fab selection of cafes… Paris is always a good idea 🙂

  • Natali says:

    Gorgeous images, super delicious looking food and your flawless outfits make this one of my favourite posts!
    I’ll def. add all these three cafes on my “must visit” list for the next time I’ll be visiting Paris.

  • Elizabeth T. says:

    Thank you so much for these awesome little picks 🙂 I will definitely check it out when I’m in Paris!
    And I’m so happy that you got to see Shini! 🙂 Collaborations and building connections is definitely the key! <3

    xo, elizabeth t.

  • I tried Cafe de Flore and its such a gorgeous place, not only the food but also the ambience is absolutely cool!

    By the way, I just updated my blog talking about the newest but oldest trend we could imagine: the brooches. Take a look at it if you have a moment 😉

  • Sipping coffee in Paris cafes is a total dream! I would LOVE to go to Cafe Kitsune… I’ve heard so much about it! Interesting that it has a japanese name though. I think discovering small random cafes is the best part of traveling as well… definitely on my to-do list when in Paris!!


  • Colleen says:

    Beautiful photos! They make me hungry! I used to always go to Angelina’s for chocolat chaud when I lived in Paris- it was so thick it was like eating a dessert but just soon good! Sigh….miss Paris.


  • They all look like beautiful places to have tea. Oh I miss Paris!

  • Liz says:

    Cafe de Flore is like a landmark — my family lives right down the street from it

    Ray-Ban Giveaway on my blog!

  • Dilek says:

    Lovely post. I can’t wait for your Seoul fashion week updates. Which shows are you thinking of attending?

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Tres bien, you could not have said it in any better way. The best of the very best in Paris. It attracts much tourists throughout the Summer months . . . But you can always seem to find a good looking local French man in one of these great Cafés. Very nice suggestions! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • mash says:

    These pics makes me want to go to Paris. Hopefully some day soon! Lovely pictures and great seeing your sister in the blogs! Thank you for inspiring me always!

    Mash |

  • sasa says:

    I love Angelina:P

    Shall We Sasa

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