Nightlife

Top Choice Coffee in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Coutume Café

The Parisian coffee revolution is thanks in no small part to Coutume, artisanal roaster of premium beans for scores of establishments around town. Its flagship cafe – a bright, light-filled, post-industrial space – …
Top Choice Cafe in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Les Deux Magots

If ever there was a cafe that summed up St-Germain des Prés’ early-20th-century literary scene, it’s this former hang-out of anyone who was anyone. You'll spend substantially more here than elsewhere to sip un café …
Top Choice Wine Bar in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Au Sauvignon

Grab a table in the evening light at this wonderfully authentic wine bar or head to the quintessential bistro interior, with original zinc bar, tightly packed tables and hand-painted ceiling celebrating French vitic…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Cod House

'Oh my cod!' screams the turquoise-neon 'tag' on the wall, and indeed, this achingly cool cocktail bar with a gold-and-blue, Scandinavian-style interior does excite. Sake-based cocktails play around with matcha-infu…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Le Bar des Prés

Sake-based craft cocktails and tantalising shared plates (€18 to €24) by a Japanese chef create buzz at the chic cocktail-bar arm of Cyril Lignac's foodie empire on rue du Dragon – his glam, 1950s-styled bistro is r…
Cafe in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Frappé by Bloom

In keeping with Paris' penchant for stylish museum eateries, its 18th-century mint sports a super-stylish cafe-cum-cocktail bar with designer interior and one of the city's loveliest summertime terraces – in Cour de…
Cocktail Bar in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Tiger

Suspended bare-bulb lights and fretted timber make this split-level space a stylish spot for specialist gins (130 varieties). Signature cocktails include a Breakfast Martini (gin, triple sec, orange marmalade and le…
Cafe in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Noglu

Put the kick back in your shopping stride with a coffee break at Noglu, a pretty-in-pink, mirrored cafe and salon de thé (tearoom) with – drumroll – almond, soya or rice milk only and strictly gluten-free cakes, coo…
Cafe in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Boot Café

For a serious noisette, cortado or double crème made from coffee beans roasted in Berlin by 5 Elephant, duck into the Left Bank offspring of Le Marais's famously teeny-tiny Boot Café. Lunchtime ushers in a fashionab…
Cocktail Bar in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Castor Club

Discreetly signed, this superb underground cocktail bar has an intimate English gentleman's club–style upstairs bar with vintage wall lamps and slinky, red velour stools. But it's downstairs, in the 18th-century sto…