My parisian life

Telescope Paris – a neat little coffee shop

Telescope is a small and cheerful little coffee shop close to Palais Royal in the 1st Arrondissement. Tucked away on quiet Rue Villedo and adorned with a very minimalist yet chirpy interior decor.

It was around 9:30 am and my plan was to ride my bike over, that didn’t happen so I hopped on the 48 instead – but lo and behold, I made it!

blue bicycle outside Telescope Paris coffeeshop
Fancy my surprise when I saw a familiar face from another good Parisian coffee shop – always nice to catch up over a cup of jo with nice folks.


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You can order your coffee to-go or better yet, stay if you have the time, grab something to read while there like the shops’ copy of Le Monde, Le Parisien… and just enjoy the serenity of the shop and the good brew. The folks here are quite friendly so you might find yourself easily being carried away in small talk with the baristas – something you appreciate and miss if you’re not from France.

An Espresso is around 2 Euros and a Creme is 4 Euros. You’ll no longer be able to get the in-house blend of coffee (Dommage! as the filtered Kenyan blend I tasted had a jazzy balance I really liked) but they have coffee from Has Bean and another place I’ve shamefully forgotten now.

At Telescope the focus is on the coffee, so you won’t find a full meal menu here. But you can get some such things as banana bread cake and in-house granola.

“Make it Simple and Significant” seems to be a mantra followed by the owners of Telescope.

Address: 5 Rue Villedo, Paris 75001, France

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 6:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:30am to 6:30pm

Metro: Pyramides ( line 7)

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