Long before I moved to Paris, I had heard of a small specialty coffee shop in Le Marais. Back in the day, the Scandinavian culture was still on the rise, and the global love for cinnamon buns seemed to be concentrated in that specialty coffee shop in Le Marais. I have to admit, initially it was the cinnamon buns that drove me there, but now the cinnamon buns are gone, and I am still a regular at Fragments.
Fragments, as the name suggests, consists of the details: the dark-wood furniture, ceramic tableware, the wooden vintage speakers on the floor, and a poster of Bruce Lee taking half of the wall – all that makes it so delightful to the eyes. Its coffee, hot chocolate, selection of pastry, avocado toasts, and other small meals please the palate as well as the soul.
Just like its sister bakery, Circus, Fragments is about stylish simplicity, rustic coziness, and warm community that gathers there. In the morning, it is especially photogenic, and if you get there early enough, you might have it all for yourself, but not for long – Fragments is widely popular. Nevertheless, they always pay attention to details, thus staying true to their nature.