Sometimes it’s not about knowing the right answer, sometimes it’s about asking the right questions. Enter Ten Belles, the little coffee shop near the Canal Saint Martin in the 10e assisting bobos in coffee crisis. Opened last month, Ten Belles is a collaborative effort by Thomas Lehoux, celebrity coffee man about town, and talented kitchen ladies from Le Bal Café (cf. 24/4/12). The team also includes a barista from one of Sydney’s well known coffee hot spots: Mecca. The décor is basic – white walls, concrete floors, blue wooden tables, colourful stools – and everything is small other than the enthusiasm of the boys behind the counter who, I might add, are not too hard on the eyes ladies. The menu is limited with a particular focus on sweets, but the stand out is clearly the coffee. 15 euros max for your goûter, but you’d probably be devouring more than one chocolate caramel tart or a second cappuccino to confirm the first was as good as you thought. Your starter for 10? Ten Belles.
Bisou bisou, Paris Bobo
Ten Belles, 10 rue de la Grange aux Belles, 75010
06 22 71 28 15