Nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Latin Quarter

Shakespeare & Company Café

Instant history was made when this literary-inspired cafe opened in 2015 adjacent to magical bookshop Shakespeare & Company, designed from long-lost sketches to fulfil a dream of late bookshop founder George Whi…
Top Choice Cafe in Latin Quarter

Nuage

One of a crop of co-working cafes to mushroom in Paris, Nuage (Cloud) lures a loyal following of nomadic digital creatives with its cosy, home-like spaces in an old church (and subsequent school where Cyrano de Berg…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Latin Quarter

Little Bastards

Only house-creation cocktails (€12) are listed on the menu at uberhip Little Bastards – among them Balance Ton Cochon (bacon-infused rum, egg white, lime juice, oak wood–smoked syrup and bitters) and Deep Throat (Ab…
Cafe in Latin Quarter

Le Verre à Pied

This café-tabac (cafe plus a tobacconist) is a pearl of a place where little has changed since 1870. Its nicotine-hued mirrored wall, moulded cornices and original bar make it part of a dying breed, but it epitomise…
Coffee in Latin Quarter

Strada Café

Beans from Parisian roastery L'Arbre à Café and Lyon's Mokxa roastery underpin the success of this sunlit corner cafe, strewn with an eclectic mix of armchairs and wooden-chair seating. Electrical sockets are plenti…
Pub in Latin Quarter

L’Académie de la Bière

Serious students of Belgian beer should head to this ‘beer academy’ to try its 12 on tap or choose from more than 150 bottled varieties, including Trappist (Monk-made) beers like prized Westmalle, abbey beers includ…
Cafe in Latin Quarter

Café Delmas

Enviably situated on tree-studded place de la Contrescarpe, Delmas is perfect for un café, all-day breakfast or St-Germain Spritz (St-Germain liqueur, Prosecco and peach coulis) at sunset. Get cosy beneath overhead …
Coffee in Latin Quarter

Dose

Artisan Breton roastery Caffè Cataldi supplies the beans for a potent dose of caffeine at this hip coffee shop and organic juice bar. Plump for a lovely cushioned bench seat in the heated alley outside or join the l…
Bar in Latin Quarter

Cave La Bourgogne

A prime spot for soaking up rue Mouffetard’s contagious ‘saunter-all-day’ spirit, this neighbourhood hangout sits on square St-Médard, one of the Latin Quarter’s loveliest, with flower-bedecked fountain, centuries-o…
Pub in Latin Quarter

Le Violon Dingue

Students pack out the loud, lively ‘Crazy Violin’, with big-screen sports upstairs and the flirty ‘Dingue Lounge’ downstairs. Its name is a pun on the expression le violon d’Ingres, meaning ‘hobby’ in French because…