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Coutume

October 25, 2011





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My friend Matthieu brought me to Coutume Café on Sunday – excellent coffee and brunch, and a very nice interior (by Cut Architectures).
It’s hard to find really good coffee in Paris and Coutume is trying to change that – thanks to Matthieu for bringing me here.

More photos from Paris soon.

17 Comments
  1. Sylvie permalink
    October 25, 2011 3:25 pm

    coutume – possibly one of the loveliest words in the French language.

  2. October 25, 2011 4:05 pm

    thanks for the reminder that I need to go here.

  3. Richard Farner permalink
    October 25, 2011 4:09 pm

    What a pleasure it is to look forward to the day’s photos from the Blue Hour. Many thanks indeed!

  4. October 25, 2011 4:24 pm

    it looks an excellent place & very beautifully shot, brain.

  5. October 25, 2011 4:52 pm

    Is that beautiful contraption for making coffee?? Wow, it’s so pretty and I imagine the resulting coffee flavor would be just perfect!

  6. October 25, 2011 7:34 pm

    I remember coffee in paris…um…sounds as though things are changing. What a beautiful place.

  7. October 26, 2011 12:27 am

    this place is hilarious — i remember walking by at night on my way home from la pagode and ended up talking with a barista for a half hour about their new machine: la marzocco strada. digitally programmable, variable pressures throughout the shot, the only one in europe, etc. these guys LOVE their coffee. stop in and they’ll show you how they do the roasting and give you an espresso tasting

  8. October 26, 2011 5:32 pm

    The coffee’s bad in Paris?! It’s fabulous at Cafe du Monde in NOLA. And does one really relate at all to the other? I guess not. As always an intriguing post, Brian. I truly love the way you compose your photos. Always makes me imagine there’s something I’d really like to see just outside the frame. I love that. Kicks the imagination into gear.

  9. sueysong permalink
    October 26, 2011 11:26 pm

    Hi, Brian! I like the interior of the cafe too. Great pictures. Thanks for posting, all the time. I’ve been enjoying!

  10. October 27, 2011 1:56 am

    @Jean – that is so true! I was trying to think of why I love looking at The Blue Hour and that has to be one of them – I always want to know what else is outside of the frame. :)

  11. October 27, 2011 1:57 am

    try Le Petit Fer à Cheval in the 4th… I would like to see how you capture it…. Special Place.
    30, rue Vieille-du-Temple
    75004 Paris

  12. nileta permalink
    October 27, 2011 11:47 am

    amazing cafe. congrads to the architects!

  13. October 30, 2011 5:41 pm

    That cup of coffee smells good.

  14. October 30, 2011 6:26 pm

    This cafe looks wonderful!

  15. October 31, 2011 11:26 am

    looks wonderful indeed! I might go there today – thanks for the tip!

  16. November 21, 2011 7:47 pm

    one of my favorite coffee shops in paris. i miss the city so much i almost started crying when i saw your photos!
    next time you’re looking for good coffee in paris? try kooka boora, merce & the muse, or le bal (and good news, the interiors are as fabulous as the coffee)

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