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. 
Thé-Troc
This hippy-trippy store is a sanctuary for comic book fans.
Ten Belles
Ten Belles is a miniature delight whose spot-on motto (‰ÛÏdrinking good coffee is sexy‰Û) is reason enough to venture in..
Télescope
A chicly minimalist coffee shop in Paris’ 1er arrondissement, Télescope offers expertly brewed coffee near the Jardin du Palais Royal.
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.
Silencio Club
Sure to be a pilgrimage spot for design geeks, this classy number has been David Lynch's baby, and she's all grown up.
Rose Bakery
This quintessentially British cafe is bringing tea-time' to Paris.
Renoma Café Gallery
Reasonably priced light meals and tasty cocktails attract the local fashionistas.
Pozzetto
Pozzetto is internationally acclaimed for its superb ice cream and delicious coffee.
Poilâne
Visit the original bakery that started the international phenomenon.
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.
Mariage Frères
This teashop is somewhat of an institution in Paris.
Mamie Gateaux
This nostalgic eatery takes you back to a 1930's France.
Lô Sushi
The stylish Lo Sushi is ideally located just off the exclusive Champs Elysees
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 Café
Unpretentious but trendy spot close to the Louvre great for light salads tartines and croques monsieurs.
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.
Ladurée
Enter a world of pure opulence dreamy pastries and equisite decor.
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.
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 Galerie des Gobelins
An exquisite pastry den from the prestigious Plaza Athenee.
La Fourmi
A great spacious café-bar that's oblivious to seedy Pigalle.
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.
La Caravane
Stuffed with cool summery furniture it really is like a kitsch 1950s caravan.
L’Éclair de Génie
A unique patisserie for those with a particularly sweet tooth.
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.
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...
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.

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