Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

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.
Mariage Frères
This teashop is somewhat of an institution in Paris.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Mamie Gateaux
This nostalgic eatery takes you back to a 1930's France.
La Charlotte de l’Isle
This enchanting chocolate shop is a place of fairy-tales.
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.
Angelina’s
This established cafe oozes a nostalgic charm - as well as providing sumptuous cakes.
Le Rendezvous des Amis
This bar is populated with the genuine folk of La Butte.
La Perle
Paris's fashion elite dare to mingle with us mortals in the coolest bar-café in Le Marais. .
La Palette
You'll find an arty crowd hanging out at this popular left-bank café-bar.
La Fourmi
A great spacious café-bar that's oblivious to seedy Pigalle.
La Caravane
Stuffed with cool summery furniture it really is like a kitsch 1950s caravan.
L’Assignat
This authentic café-bar has a big personality.
Grazie
For Italian pizzas and cocktails in a rustic New York loft-like setting, head here.
Au Rocher de Cancale
Unhectic neighbourhood hang-out serving up 20 kinds of salads, traditional provincial dishes and cocktails.
Step back to the 80s in Germain restaurant, Paris
Designed by India Mahdavi, the Germain restaurant is definitely an eye-catcher. With a cafe on the ground floor, the other 2 are strictly VIP.

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