The other day, I was walking around Paris, looking for a good coffee shop in which I could chip away at my novel.
And then suddenly, I remembered an adorable café I’d visited on a previous trip to the city.
There was just one problem. All I could remember about it was that it was near the Arts et Métiers metro and that it started with an ‘S’! That’s not much to go on in a city of one thousand cafés …
I first tried tracking it down on foot, and in a moment of desperation I did a quick Google search. Voilà! Strada Café. I was less within five minutes walking distance.
When I arrived, it was just how I remembered it: cozy, not too crowded, with plenty of coffee and tea options to choose from. I ordered a filtered coffee, pulled up a chair, and got to working on my book.
It’s certainly not the cheapest place to go (although fear not, there are less expensive options than the 6.90 euro medium filtered coffee!), but the coffee is high quality, there’s wifi, and the serving staff are friendly and speak both French and English. It’s the perfect place to spend the afternoon in Paris if you want a good writing vibe and need an Internet connection.
Address: 94 Rue du Temple (there’s also one on the Rue Monge), 75003, Paris, France
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-6:00; Sat-Sun 10:00-6:00.
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About the author
Rebekah Lee Mays is an American freelance travel writer who’s lived and worked in Europe for the past three years. Her fiction has been published in Hobart and the Forge Literary Magazine, and she currently studies literature and creative writing a few blocks from the Luxembourg Garden. You can follow her adventures on Twitter @smallbeks.
Featured image credit: Coffee Shop Journalling / KimManleyOrt / flickr