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Café A – Hidden cocktail garden

Each summer there seems to be a buzz in Paris about a new place to have drinks outside. Although the city is loaded with terraces, there are some areas that are cut off from city traffic and – even better – where trees provide shade during the hot afternoons.

I don’t know why I only found out about Café A so recently, but here you go: it is a bar / restaurant located in a former convent, situated in the hip 10th district of Paris. It has a large interior garden with lots of wooden tables in an area otherwise short of green space, so you bet that this place always seems full.

If you do arrive in the early evening it is definitely worth a go, because it feels like you have left Paris for a garden party on the country side (although with hipsters from the city). The menu is a bit of a compromise between hip & healthy and classical French: a quinoa salad, a tartare de boeuf, and both cheese platters and vegan salads to snack. It’s a bit pricey, but fresh.

The terrace closes at 23:00 but there is a cool interior part to go to after as well.

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Details about this spot



148 Rue du Faubourg Saint Martin, Paris

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Opening Times

Mon - Sat 10:00 - 02:00, Sun 11:00 - 01:00


Glass of wine: € 4.50


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)