The Hood

Cafe in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville
Image by Catherine Le Nevez
Image by Catherine Le Nevez

Fusion French-Asian grub gives an alternative twist to this easygoing neighbourhood coffeeshop with vintage moulded ceiling, pea-green wall and mismatched flea-market furnishings. Coffee beans are roasted by London’s Climpsons & Sons, and breakfast faves include kaya toast, rice pudding, and granola with syrupy gula melaka (palm sugar). Vietnamese pork and chicken banh mi (sandwiches) and Singapore-inspired chicken bulk out the all-day menu.

Occasional cupping sessions, live music and themed soirées.