Just a few years ago, it was really hard to get a good cup of coffee in Paris. This city with all its amazing restaurants and century-old food culture somehow had forgotten the coffee. And what you got in most of the bistros and cafes was a bitter, watery concoction that wasn’t worth the steep price tag.

Fast forward to today, and all that has changed. A few passionate coffee lovers are shaking up the scene. Many of them have traveled a lot and learned to love the third wave coffee culture that holds a grip over lots of big cities around the world. For a few years, a roastery in Belleville led the way. By now, many places followed suit.

A lot of Parisian coffee lovers would probably say that all this started at 10 Belles. And many of the people that open new coffee shops all over town have trained as baristas here. It’s a small shop, but always worth a visit.

10 Belles // 10 Rue de la Grange aux Belles // Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat/Sun 9am-6pm // website// Instagram