“Coin cosy” as we say in French, translates to cosy corner and the new coffee shop Passager in the 12th arrondissement a few meters from the metro Bastille has both charm and a cosy factor that will lure the most demanding of coffee lovers. Nothing but the best and freshest ingredients, and beans roasted from another one of my favorite coffee places on earth – Five Elephant in Berlin! With floors that are totally worthwhile of the hashtag #ihaveathingwithfloors – as we pretend not to be hipster at all (there is no wi-fi here so don’t go expecting to set up a work space). If you don’t know, now you know!
So yes, go but take a book instead or linger with one of the many magazines they have lining the counter. Get inspired by the green decor, eavesdrop on your neighbor if need be, but how about a new concept of living in the moment (sans instagram or snapchat?). I know I know … as much as I try it’s hard for me to do too! Look at me talking to you guys like we’re only in a digital age #slowlife dudes.
With a minimalist menu of breakfast and lunch items like toasts and salads as well as eggs (with additions of bacon or salmon) you can pair it well with the fresh squeezed juice of the day (like the kiwi, pineapple and ginger one we tried today).
The team is super friendly and speak english ad will make you the best chemex or pour-over you’ll find this part of town.
Two thumbs up for the bacon eggs with salad (btw high-five for keeping the #parisunder10euros going guys – food love and democracy for the masses man!)
I for one can’t wait to go back for the salmon avocado toast my freind had and the banana bread looked so yummy! If you’re vegetarian they have options for you too on the menu.
So in short – take a pal or a good book sit at the window – look in and be inspired or people watch over a flat white.
Either way you’ll enjoy an “une agreable apres-midi” aka a pleasant afternoon at Passager Cafe Paris.
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Address: 107 Avenue Ledru Rollin, 75011 Paris
Opens Everyday 8am to 6pm.
except Closed Sunday and Monday.