Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

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. 
Rose Bakery
This quintessentially British cafe is bringing tea-time' to Paris.
Pozzetto
Pozzetto is internationally acclaimed for its superb ice cream and delicious coffee.
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.
Pamela Popo
Found in the Marais, Pamela Popo is a stylish book-lined bistro offering indoor and al fresco dining, with a menu of delicious French dishes.
Mamie Gateaux
This nostalgic eatery takes you back to a 1930's France.
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.
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.
Le Rendezvous des Amis
This bar is populated with the genuine folk of La Butte.
Le Loir dans la Theiere
Time spent in this quirky boho-cafe is truly delightful.
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.
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.
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 Charlotte de l’Isle
This enchanting chocolate shop is a place of fairy-tales.
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.
Granterroirs
This Aladdin's Cave of regional gastro goodies specialises in the very best produce from all over France.
Colette Water Bar
Don't expect fast food and coffee in this chic minimalist eatery...
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.
Chez Jeannette
This charmingly shabby cafe attracts a lively crowd.
Chez Carmen
An after-clubbing club-bar for when you've reached the point of no return.
Cafés et Thés Verlet
Verlet offers an overwhelming selection of teas and coffee pleasing all tastes.
Café Maure
Enjoy thé à la menthe and sticky pastries in the shade of this peaceful mosque.
Café Le Basile
This retro cafe is the perfect spot to take a break from shopping.
Café La Fusée
Cosy relaxed and small- perfect for casual drinking and drunken banter.
Café Fleurus
One of Paris' most stylish tabac-cafes.
Café de l’Industrie
Unfussy French food and decently priced.
Café Charbon
The irresistible belle-époque interior has made this venue a Parisian institution.
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.
Bread & Roses
A current hit among locals great for fresh breads delicious salads puff-pastry tarts and birthday cakes.
Ba’ta’clan Café
This café-cum-bar attracts an ultra-chilled local crowd.
Aux Pipalottes Gourmandes
Located centrally in Monmartre this deli is a magnet for Parisian foodies.
Au Passage
One for easygoing tapas lovers, Au Passage serves up healthy portions with even healthier glasses of wine.
Angelina’s
This established cafe oozes a nostalgic charm - as well as providing sumptuous cakes.

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