Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole (24 Rue Chanoinesse, 75004 Paris) - One of Paris’ “best-kept secrets”. If you’re looking for a true Parisian experience, then there are few cafés like this left in the city. Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole, meaning “In the Old Paris of Arcole” is as old as its name suggests. Constructed in 1512, around the same time Notre-Dame Cathedral was completed. Not only the cafe has one of the most beautiful exteriors in Paris, but interiors are equally breathtaking. Both two floors are decorated with authentic tavern feel with bright colors and distinctive furniture. Some of the tables offer a view to the Notre-Dame Cathedral.
La Maison Rose (2 Rue de l’Abreuvoir, 75018 Paris) - The most beautiful pink house in Paris. Located in the artist quarter of Paris, Montmartre, this restaurant has been serving up coffee for over 100 years. Laure “Germaine” Gargallo Florentin Pichot, once a muse and lover of Pablo Picasso, opened the restaurant with her husband, the Catalan painter Ramon Pichot Girones after getting married to him. The couple were part of the artistic scene and spent time with Picasso, Albert Camus, Suzanne Valadon and Maurice Utrillo, who all frequented the restaurant. It is open for lunch and dinner nowadays.
La Boulangerie Beaumarchais (28 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75011 Paris) - Don’t forget the bread! This is one of the most beautiful bakeries in Paris. As a traveler, you don’t really read much about this place maybe because no one really knows the actual name of this hidden-gem bakery. But the locals do and they tend to keep it to themselves. Some people call it Boulangerie 28, which refers to its street number, while others refer to it as Boulangerie Beaumarchais since it’s located on Boulevard Beaumarchais. However, who is concerned about the name when there is always a long line trailing out of the door? The Croissant Coco e Amandes with almonds and cocoa and Olive Baguettine are to die for.