Paris has an uncountable amount of cafes and bars, but only a few of them allow laptops on their tables. Oftentimes one may see a note forbidding the use of laptop at certain times or always. Luckily, coworking cafés are growing in numbers, but it was Anticafé that was the first one to open in Paris, and now there are 8 locations here. My favorite one is the new 3-floor space in the 9th arrondissement on Rue La Fayette, with panoramic windows and wide windowsills, where cozy cushions invite you to sit comfortably with a laptop or a book. There is a small library, some board games – everything to have a good time, alone or in a group.
It’s not just the homelike design and bright colors that make Anticafé a home away from home for freelancers, students, entrepreneurs, and so on. I love it for the friendly hosts and baristas who approach everyone as an old friend. There are always sweet and savory snacks, as well as some vegetables and fruits, warm drinks and water – all included in the price of an hour.
It is possible to purchase a monthly membership, but for traveling visitors an hourly or daily payment is available.
I find it to be a perfect combination of home coziness and office quietness, and I love going there to write or edit pictures.