48 Hours in Paris

Due to lack of time we were only able to find 2 free days to visit Paris. 48 hours of drinking coffee, eating pastries, passing by design shops and wandering past the Canal Saint Martin. We stayed at the super cool Mama Shelter Hotel (which was on my to do list for a very long time), which is located near Père Lachaise. Besides Père Lachaise the arae doesn’t have a lot to offer, but it’s only a 10 minute subway ride away from the center.

To Have Coffee:

CAFE CRAFT, 24 Rue des Vinaigriers. A coffeeplace & co-working space near Canal Saint Martin.

TEN BELLES, 10 Rue de la Grange aux Belles. Since the opening in 2012 Ten Belles has become one of the most popular coffee places in Paris. The combination of great coffee and food with a nice interior is a match made in heaven.

THE BROKEN ARM, 12 Rue Perrée. A boutique and café in one, located in the haut Marais. The Broken Arm has a high Scandinavian feel, thats only emphasized by using beans from Norwegian coffee supplier and roaster Solberg & Hansen. Because the place was packed, both the inside and terrace, we will have to include this in our next visit to Paris.


To Eat:

THE SUNKEN CHIP, 39 Rue des Vinaigriers. The first and still best fish & chips spot in Paris. The idea is simple, super fresh fish with thick cut English chips and some great sides such as mushy peas.

LIBERTE, 39 Rue des Vinaigriers. The prettiest bakery in Paris, the marble countertop alone is worth a visit, but they also serve the best pastries.

PAPERBOY, 137 Rue Amelot. Besides being one of the most Instagrammed places in Paris, they also serve a great breakfast and brunch.


FRENCHIE TO GO, 9 Rue du Nil. After a friends recommendation we had to go and try the lobster roll. Which is nothing more then a brioch with lobster and beurre blanc, but was ow so good. The place it tiny, but people come and go real fast.

PNY Marais, 1 rue Perrée. PNY Marais serves quality burgers in a pretty pastel coloured setting. Need I say more?

HERO, 289 Rue Saint-Denis. Hero is a hipster Korean street food restaurant, which is enough to lure me in. We didn’t make it there on this trip, but their Instagram feed is mouthwatering.


To Shop:

ATELIER GREEN FACTORY, 17 rue Lucien Sampaix. This place sells you a garden in a jar. Atelier Green Factory has its white walls filed with shelves and jar gardens. Even if you don’t have a green thumb- plant survival is guaranteed. Water them once and let photosynthesis take care of the rest.

LA TRESORERIE, 11 Rue du Château d’Eau. This is a great housewares, cookware and bakeware shop. At La Tresorerie you will find those hidden kitchen treasures you were looking for. Everything is not only usefull but they don’t get any prettier than this.