If you’re confused by the title, don’t get your knickers in a knot. You’re about to learn a couple of expressions from our friends down under. Finally, Parisians are being introduced to coffee: Aussie style. The hip Coutume Café is shaking up the Paris coffee scene from an otherwise uneventful corner of the 7e. The boys behind the café, a Frenchman trained in Melbourne and an Australian, may as well be mad hatters, serving up untraditional coffees by Parisian standards in a chemistry lab inspired setting – bonding elements such as classic period ceilings and wooden floors with plastic curtains, laboratory glassware and white tiles. They roast their own beans, using different methods depending on the variety, and have sourced a special milk: their secret ingredient. Before you spit the dummy about the food you should know that the brunch, at a respectable 20 euros, is also the ant’s pants. Alerting all bobo coffee lovers: this is possibly the best coffee in Paris. Fair dinkum.
Bisou bisou, Paris Bobo
01 45 51 50 47