22 Rue d'Enghien, 10th
If you've overindulged on steak-frites and can't handle the thought of another buttery sole meunière, eschew the delicious but heavy bistro classics for some Mediterranean at Bonhomie. A café meets cocktail bar meets restaurant near the chic Marais district, sitting on a royal-blue leather stool in the beautiful, modern, white-and-gold interior feels like a breath of fresh air. The menu leans on Moroccan influences with a former Frenchie chef at the helm—dishes like minty chickpeas and labneh and harissa lamb with tabbouleh take center stage. If you happen to pass by at an odd afternoon hour, a coupe de champagne at the long marble bar is the way to go.
9-11 Place du Colonel Fabien, 10th
Yes, this is a hostel, but if you’re sending teens/college students through Paris on a European tour, it’s just right—especially if you book a private room: It's bare-bones but clean, spacious, and comfortable. The roof terrace, bar, and living room are ideal hangouts, while the Canal Saint-Martin neighborhood nearby makes fun stomping grounds for the budding hipster.
Madeleine et Gustave
19 Rue Yves Toudic, 10th
This three-story home concept shop presents contemporary and affordable French, Dutch, and Belgian brands in a whitewashed and totally serene space, where you can try out the furniture while enjoying a coffee from the upstairs café. The selection of small accessories is on point—especially the flower and garden accessories from Belgian design megalith Serax.
Antoine et Lili
95 Quai De Valmy, 10th
While this chainlet’s busy, color-soaked printed dresses and quirky shoes might be a little over-the-top for our tastes, the global furniture and home accessory finds are a Parisian go-to for injecting a dose of color into a home. At the shop in the 10th, stock up on printed Nathalie Leté dishware, Mexican oilcloths, woven plastic chairs, and more, which are pleasingly crammed into every last nook in the shop.
Hotel Grand Amour
18 Rue de la Fidélité, 10th
Hotelier Thierry Costes and artist/club impresario André have come together again for a follow-up to their ever-popular Hotel Amour, doubling the space to accommodate the demand for their particular brand of Parisian cool. Each room is individually decorated with some incredible vintage finds and a scattering of artwork by the likes of Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin. Meanwhile, downstairs, the all-day café/bistro is the place to see and be seen by locals, expats, and even Saraiva himself.
31 Rue de Paradis, 10th
Rose Bakery alum Kaori Endo’s creative spin on traditional, Japanese bento boxes is a huge hit in Paris—and she has a mini-chainlet of restaurants to prove it. We like the Marais location best, as its bigger than her original spot in the 10th. There’s a grocery and takeaway in the front, and a handful of tables in the back, where you can feast on really beautiful plates of veggies, carefully prepared meat and fish, chirashis, and soup. There's another location in the 3rd.
24 Rue des Vinaigriers, 10th
Though this coffee shop serves treats and light lunch (lentil and quinoa salads in jars, artisan sandwiches, etc.), locals really flock here for Craft's cappucinos, Wi-Fi, and work-friendly feel. There's a communal table in the back that's perpetually lined with people tapping away at their Macs, though there are just as many locals who stop by to catch up with friends.
Le Verre Volé
67 Rue de Lancry, 10th
Part wine shop, part bistro, Le Verre Volé draws a reliably large crowd despite its tiny footprint (you'll want to make a reservation unless you're just stopping in to pick up a bottle). There's a wine shop in the 11th (38 rue Oberkampf) as well as a sandwich shop (54 rue de la Folie Méricourt).
200 Quai de Valmy, 10th
Besides hosting concerts, art exhibitions, and live performances, this ex-storage space turned squat cultural institution on the Canal Saint-Martin is also home to one of the area's best bars. On busy days, the local art and hipster crowd spills out onto the banks of the canal with beers and affordable cocktails from noon until...whenever.
5 Rue De Marseille, 10th
Known for making the ideal version of everyday staples, you can always rely on A.P.C. for perfectly considered trench coats, dark wash jeans, and striped tops that are just the right thickness. Men, in particular, always strike gold here since their simple shapes easily elevate any outfit without ever trying too hard (guys who struggle to find well-fitting jeans should definitely take look here). While there are nine outposts across the city, we like this one best; meanwhile, don't miss the outlet in the 18th, where everything is always 50 percent off. There are other locations in the 3rd (Rue Vielle du Temple, Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire), the 1st, 6th, 8th, and the 17th.
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