Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Mariage Frères
This teashop is somewhat of an institution in Paris.
Lô Sushi
The stylish Lo Sushi is ideally located just off the exclusive Champs Elysees
L’Éclair de Génie
A unique patisserie for those with a particularly sweet tooth.
Le Loir dans la Theiere
Time spent in this quirky boho-cafe is truly delightful.
Le Bal Café
The British brunch is injected with extraordinary French produce to deliver an unpretentious, fresh and, above all satisfying taste experience at Le Bal Café.
Le Café
Unpretentious but trendy spot close to the Louvre great for light salads tartines and croques monsieurs.
Ladurée
Enter a world of pure opulence dreamy pastries and equisite decor.
Cinéma du Panthéon | Salon du thé
Aside from the film programming, the venue's other highlight is the salon du thé above the theatre. One of us actually lived next door before discovering this spot—a genuine hidden hideout.
Cafés et Thés Verlet
Verlet offers an overwhelming selection of teas and coffee pleasing all tastes.
Café Le Basile
This retro cafe is the perfect spot to take a break from shopping.
Café Maure
Enjoy thé à la menthe and sticky pastries in the shade of this peaceful mosque.
Café de l’Industrie
Unfussy French food and decently priced.
Café Fleurus
One of Paris' most stylish tabac-cafes.
Café Beaubourg
An ideal people-watching spot this lively plaza in bustling Marais is popular with a trendy set of young affluent people. Cocktails and iBooks replace coffee and cake while seating is both stylish and available.
Zéro Zéro
There's not much to see here except for a blackboard bearing an extensive cocktail list including the Zéro Zéro a whoop-ass pick-me-up.
La Verre Volé
Off-licence and cave à manger combined.
Les Étages
Small with uneven bare floorboards this tiny bar draws in a young trendy crowd.
Le Brébant
Certainly the hippest of the large café-bars that line the Grand Boulevards.
Le Petit Fer à Cheval
A wonderful microscopic wine bar-brasserie.
Le Bar du Marché
The cocktails might be a bit sketchy but this funky cafe-bar is incredibly popular.
L’Alimentation Générale
Loud dark and jam-packed with Oberkampf trendies.
L’Armagnac Café Bar
Guaranteed to be buzzing with up-beat music and a casual drinking crowd.
La Chope de Château Rouge
Adopted by cool kids this is an appealing place to linger for a few hours especially in the summer sunshine.
Frenchie Bar à Vins
Sample the much sought after food of chef Gregory Marchand – without the two-month waiting list...
De la Ville Café
An über-trendy schizophrenically decorated bar-restaurant.
Dédé la Frite
Quasi-industrial very 'Ost-Berliner' and comfortingly grungy and relaxed.
Café La Fusée
Cosy relaxed and small- perfect for casual drinking and drunken banter.
Café Charbon
The irresistible belle-époque interior has made this venue a Parisian institution.
Café Chic
Ideal for pre- or post-clubbing drinks when partying in this swanky quarter.
Ba’ta’clan Café
This café-cum-bar attracts an ultra-chilled local crowd.
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Le 114 Faubourg
Sleek interiors and chic diners make Le 114 Faubourg the go-to brasserie for the urban elite.
Batofar
The unusual setting on a boat makes this an unforgettable clubbing experience.
Ma Cocotte
Outfitted in a warm, living room-style décor with locally sourced furnishings and located near the famed Saint-Ouen flea market, it’s the best place in the vicinity to cuddle up with a bowl of hot chocolate and a plate of tarte tatin.
Centre de Soins BK
Founded by jewellery maven Karry Berreby, the centre provides only the most advanced beauty products and techniques, specialising in anti-aging treatments, Ayurvedic massage and reflexology.
Boutique Giorgio Armani
Just a few storefronts down from the Armani menswear boutique at 18 avenue Montaigne, a womenswear address has joined the designer’s extensive stable of Parisian shops.
Wanderlust
The Seine-side Wanderlust has finally brought some spark to the neglected 13th arrondissement. Since its founding, it’s quickly become the spot to drink, snack, and dance on the Austerlitz end of the river. 
Alexandra Sojfer
A paradise of parasols, parapluies and canes using antique techniques to create new products. A veritable time capsule of elegance. 

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