The Orange Couch
This Marigny coffee shop is called the Orange Couch for a reason. In the middle of a space that looks like the showroom of Design Within Reach sits a bright orange couch surrounded by cool white furniture. In a town that thrives on the funky, this coffee shop, which attracts a crowd of neighbourhood hipsters and artists, serves up a brisk dose of sharp design. The coffee is strong and well brewed. The mochi-balls of ice cream wrapped in rice paste-are flown in from Hawaii. And the occasional concerts have made it a low-key launchpad for new musical talent.