Near (well, basically facing it) the canal de l’Ourcq, in the 19th arrondissement, there’s a house with a terrace called ‘Le Pavillon des Canaux’. ‘Pavillon’ literally means ‘small isolated house’ in French so translating its name would give “the small isolated house of the canals”.
At the bottom floor, past the terrace, you’ll find the bar where you can order and grab your drink or some food to then find a spot to sit in this house. Every room is decorated and you can go, visit and sit wherever you want. Usually, people come during the day to work (although it is now forbidden to use your laptop between lunch hours), to chill or have lunch.
It’s a trendy place to go and have a drink and for brunches so there might be a lot of people after working hours during the week, all day during the weekends and on Sunday mornings.
Go for a coffee or a drink as it definitely deserves a visit.