Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Le Terroir Parisien
Chef Yannick Alleno turns his Michelin-starred talent to offering affordable, creative bistro fare at Le Terroir Parisien at the Maison de la Mutualité.
Télescope
A chicly minimalist coffee shop in Paris’ 1er arrondissement, Télescope offers expertly brewed coffee near the Jardin du Palais Royal.
Ten Belles
Ten Belles is a miniature delight whose spot-on motto (‰ÛÏdrinking good coffee is sexy‰Û) is reason enough to venture in..
Pozzetto
Pozzetto is internationally acclaimed for its superb ice cream and delicious coffee.
La Galerie des Gobelins
An exquisite pastry den from the prestigious Plaza Athenee.
Thé-Troc
This hippy-trippy store is a sanctuary for comic book fans.
Renoma Café Gallery
Reasonably priced light meals and tasty cocktails attract the local fashionistas.
Poilâne
Visit the original bakery that started the international phenomenon.
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 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.
Le Loir dans la Theiere
Time spent in this quirky boho-cafe is truly delightful.
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 Fleurus
One of Paris' most stylish tabac-cafes.
Café de l’Industrie
Unfussy French food and decently priced.
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.
Le Brébant
Certainly the hippest of the large café-bars that line the Grand Boulevards.
Le Bar du Marché
The cocktails might be a bit sketchy but this funky cafe-bar is incredibly popular.
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.
Ba’ta’clan Café
This café-cum-bar attracts an ultra-chilled local crowd.
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. 
Les Deux Abeilles
This charming Parisian boite brings a bit of old-school kitsch to the standard café experience. As for the food, everything is made in-house, from tomato tarts to the trays of madeleines.
Au Passage
One for easygoing tapas lovers, Au Passage serves up healthy portions with even healthier glasses of wine.
Rose Bakery
This quintessentially British cafe is bringing tea-time' to Paris.
Place Verte
Rue Oberkampf doesn't wake up till the evening but even by day there's life at Place Verte...
Pink Flamingo
This trendy pizza parlour is as innovative as it is popular.
Mamie Gateaux
This nostalgic eatery takes you back to a 1930's France.
Big Ben Bar
A very indulgent spot to wait for a train.
La Contrescarpe
With seating areas to accommodate every mood this is a popular choice across the ages.
La Charlotte de l’Isle
This enchanting chocolate shop is a place of fairy-tales.
Granterroirs
This Aladdin's Cave of regional gastro goodies specialises in the very best produce from all over France.
Germain
Found in the 6th Arrondissement of Paris, Germain is the kind of place that would stop you dead in your tracks should you tear your eyes away from your iPhone long enough to gaze into its shiny glass windows.
Colette Water Bar
Don't expect fast food and coffee in this chic minimalist eatery...

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