Paris’s rue Saint-Honoré has long been famous for high-end luxury boutiques and concept fashion stores – certainly not for its specialty coffee roasters.
That all changed a few years ago with the arrival of Honor, an independent specialty coffee shop created by coffee enthusiasts and co-founders Daniel and Angelle Warburton.
Situated in the courtyard of Comme des Garcon’s Parisian store on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the Warburton’s called upon the Paris-based design studio Dessuant Bone to transform the space into an outdoor café that would give customers a unique and enjoyable experience, while reinventing the notion of what a Parisian café could be.
Conceived as an origami-like box, the café is made of stained wood and pivoting facades made of transparent plastic, bringing in natural light to reinforce the feeling of always being outside. Inside, Honor serves its own house espresso blend, in collaboration with Parisian roasters Coutume, along with daily specials and sandwiches that are seasonal, fresh and healthy.
“I feel that our location, with its unique design and setting coupled with excellent coffee and breakfast and lunch options, is a must for every visitor,” says co-founder Daniel Warburton. “At Honor our focus is making excellent tasting coffee which displays the characteristics of where it was grown, how it was roasted and the way it is made.”
Studio Dessuant Bone also designed bespoke furniture and the café’s graphic identity, creating a visual language that reflects Honor’s pride and appreciation for making specialty craft coffee.
Honor Café // 54 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré // Paris // Mon-Sat 9am-6pm // website