- Merci, of course.
- BonTon, a chic children's store near Merci with a cute photo booth
- Sezanne Appartement
- Le Bon Marche (sort of a French Harrods)
- Monoprix (sort of a French Target)
- Smallable, a children's concept shop
- Démodé (new shop by the founder of Merci)
- E. Dahillerin (a kitchen supply shop once frequented by Julia Child and Chuck Williams)
- Centre Commercial, a fashion boutique curated by the founders of the Veja sneaker brand.
- The Big Emmaus in the 19th arrondissement, a very chic sort of french goodwill.
Relais de l'Entrecôte in Montparnasse for steak frites
Septime for pretty decor and a lovely modern French menu. Try lunch: easier to get a reservation and lower in price.
Le Moulin de la Vierge for morning pastries
Paris Mosque by the Jardin des Plantes for afternoon tea
Le Used Book Café at Merci for just about any time of day
Pamela Popo for decor and delicious dinner. Try the mushroom ravioli for a starter
Cafe de Flore of course
Ladurée Cafe for an omelet when you feel like something simple
The outdoor cafe at Musee Rodin
Boot Cafe (this is the blue building with Cordonerie painted on the outside that you see on everyone's instagram. Surprise, it's actually quite delicious for coffee and pastries.
(don't forget to pick up some macaroons at Ladurée)
Writing this city guide has me wanting to hop on a plane and go straight back to Paris! Stay tuned for our next city guide. Have any cities you're dying to learn more about? Send us a note and just maybe you'll see it pop up on Etcetera.