Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Angelina’s
This established cafe oozes a nostalgic charm - as well as providing sumptuous cakes.
Au Passage
One for easygoing tapas lovers, Au Passage serves up healthy portions with even healthier glasses of wine.
Au Rocher de Cancale
Unhectic neighbourhood hang-out serving up 20 kinds of salads, traditional provincial dishes and cocktails.
Aux Pipalottes Gourmandes
Located centrally in Monmartre this deli is a magnet for Parisian foodies.
Ba’ta’clan Café
This café-cum-bar attracts an ultra-chilled local crowd.
Big Ben Bar
A very indulgent spot to wait for a train.
Bread & Roses
A current hit among locals great for fresh breads delicious salads puff-pastry tarts and birthday cakes.
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.
Café Charbon
The irresistible belle-époque interior has made this venue a Parisian institution.
Café de l’Industrie
Unfussy French food and decently priced.
Café Fleurus
One of Paris' most stylish tabac-cafes.
Café La Fusée
Cosy relaxed and small- perfect for casual drinking and drunken banter.
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.
Cafés et Thés Verlet
Verlet offers an overwhelming selection of teas and coffee pleasing all tastes.
Chez Carmen
An after-clubbing club-bar for when you've reached the point of no return.
Chez Jeannette
This charmingly shabby cafe attracts a lively crowd.
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.
Colette Water Bar
Don't expect fast food and coffee in this chic minimalist eatery...
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.
Granterroirs
This Aladdin's Cave of regional gastro goodies specialises in the very best produce from all over France.
Grazie
For Italian pizzas and cocktails in a rustic New York loft-like setting, head here.
L’Assignat
This authentic café-bar has a big personality.
L’Éclair de Génie
A unique patisserie for those with a particularly sweet tooth.
La Caravane
Stuffed with cool summery furniture it really is like a kitsch 1950s caravan.
La Charlotte de l’Isle
This enchanting chocolate shop is a place of fairy-tales.
La Contrescarpe
With seating areas to accommodate every mood this is a popular choice across the ages.
La Fourmi
A great spacious café-bar that's oblivious to seedy Pigalle.
La Galerie des Gobelins
An exquisite pastry den from the prestigious Plaza Athenee.
La Palette
You'll find an arty crowd hanging out at this popular left-bank café-bar.
La Perle
Paris's fashion elite dare to mingle with us mortals in the coolest bar-café in Le Marais. .
La Tour de Montlhéry-Chez Denise
An old school Parisian bistro, La Tour de Montlhéry-Chez Denise has red-and-white checked tablecloths, free-flowing wine, and a menu of meaty classics.
Ladurée
Enter a world of pure opulence dreamy pastries and equisite decor.
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 Bar du Marché
The cocktails might be a bit sketchy but this funky cafe-bar is incredibly popular.
Le Brébant
Certainly the hippest of the large café-bars that line the Grand Boulevards.
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.
Le Rendezvous des Amis
This bar is populated with the genuine folk of La Butte.
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.

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