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10 best cafes to study in Paris

Experiencing a power outage or just wanting to get out of the house? There are several reasons that can compel us to work and study outside our “comfort zone”. If you’re a student in Paris, you know how difficult it can be to find the perfect spot to set up your laptop and get to work. Between searching for free Wi-Fi, an accessible electrical outlet, or simply a cozy space, the hunt for the best cafe to set up a temporary workstation can be challenging.

Paris, the City of Light, is home to many places with a studious atmosphere (and we’re not talking about libraries). From the traditional cafe nestled in a narrow street to the gourmet shop located right in the heart of a dreamy district, not to mention trendy coworking spaces like Hubsy, everyone will find what they’re looking for. Need a break? Many offer the chance to sip on a hot drink (are you more an espresso or tea person?) while being tempted by a pastry.

A stone’s throw away from metro stations or the grand Parisian boulevards, some cafes boast a terrace to enjoy the weather or offer a view of the Parisian canals. Whether you prefer a quiet corner indoors or a friendly spot for a meetup with friends, our team has scoured the city to bring you a must-see list. So, wait no longer and discover these 10 handpicked Parisian addresses.

Also check out our article on the top 10 libraries to study in Paris!

#1 : Starbucks (boulevard des Capucines)

First stop at one of the most famous cafes in the world: Starbucks. Now, at first glance, this might not seem exciting, but the Starbucks we’re about to introduce you to is unlike any other. Located on Boulevard des Capucines, very close to the Opéra Garnier district, on one of the city’s main thoroughfares, you’ll be blown away by its ambiance!

It’s housed in a 17th-century building. While the exterior is elegant, its interior is breathtaking. Ornate moldings, gold leaf decorations, paintings featuring cherubs – it’s like having a real museum as your study spot.

Open all day, the space has been designed to optimize your productivity. Comfortably seated in one of the alcoves, at individual or shared tables, you’ll find outlets at every corner, and importantly, a wide range of beverages and food to keep your energy up throughout the day.

Price of an Americano coffee ☕: €3.55
Price of a donut 🍩: €2.55
Pros: One of the most prestigious working environments
Cons: Very busy, it’s best to arrive early and especially avoid weekends.
Opening hours: Mon. – Sun. 7 am – 10 pm
Access: Metro lines 3, 7, 9, 12, 13, and 14 🚇 RER A and E 🚏 Bus 62 / 64 / 89 / 132 / 325

📍Starbucks Opéra, 3 Boulevard des Capucines, 75002 Paris

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5 on Google Review

#2 : Café Jirisan

For our second stop, let’s head to a unique haven, or rather a “cabin”. Tucked away in a little street in the Marais, Café Jirisan transports you to Korea.

Nothing is overlooked. With its wooden touches and light colors, this Korean cafe, with only about ten seats, is the perfect place if you wish to immerse yourself in a focused, quiet, and cozy study atmosphere.

By choosing Café Jirisan, say goodbye to the traditional coffees and pastries we’re so familiar with. Here, you can recharge with lattes, either traditional or matcha, and the house specialty: soufflé cheesecakes. An invention of the founding pastry chef brother, you’ll absolutely fall in love with it. And there are several varieties to try: plain (perfect if you’ve never tasted one), matcha, blueberry, and also chocolate.

Price of an espresso ☕: €2.5
Price of a plain soufflé cheesecake 🥞: €5
Pros: A cozy and intimate space allowing you to focus on your studies.
Cons: The place closes early (6 pm), so hopefully, you have some gaps in your class schedule.
Opening hours: Wed. – Fri. 10 am – 6 pm 🕧 Sat. – Sun. 11 am – 6 pm
Access: Metro lines 1 and 7 🚏 Bus 67 / 69 / 72 / 76 / 86 / 87 / 96

📍Café Jirisan, 8 Rue Saint-Paul, 75004 Paris

⭐⭐⭐⭐🪐 4.7/5 on Google Review

#3 : Léandres

At first glance, Léandres might appear as just another small café, a sight common in Paris, with its façade adorned with a few outdoor tables. However, what sets it apart is its unique offerings of drinks and dishes with a Colombian twist, paying tribute to the native country of one of its owners.

Opting for Léandres as your study spot means choosing a cozy atmosphere we all cherish. Wood, velvet, hues of yellow and blue, and an abundance of plants. In short, it’s a “home away from homewith a vintage touch. Whether seated at a table or snuggling into the comfy sofa, you can savor an espresso, a latte, or a fine sourced hot chocolate. We also recommend trying the local drink, ‘agua de panela‘, a refreshing beverage infused with unrefined Colombian sugar (panela). It’s delightful!

Feeling peckish while engrossed in your revision notes? No worries. Léandres has you covered. Whether it’s a cookie, a cinnamon roll, gluten-free cakes, vegetarian dishes, arepas with guacamole, or cheese, your sweet and savory cravings will be swiftly satisfied.

Price of an espresso ☕: €2.50
Price of a cookie 🍪: €2.50
Pros: A cozy haven where you’ll feel right at home.
Cons: The place is small, so it’s advisable to arrive early.
Opening hours: Wed. – Sun. 8:30 am – 6 pm
Access: Metro lines 7 / 4 / 5 🚏 Bus 26 / 32 / 43 / 45 / 85 🚇 RER B and D 🚆 Transilien H and K

📍Leandres, 78 Rue de Maubeuge, 75009 Paris

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.9/5 on Google Review

#4 : Café Kitsuné

Head over to the 3rd district. Between the Marais and the Seine lies this Franco-Japanese gem: Café Kitsuné. As you step in, you immediately feel the harmonious fusion between Parisian aesthetics and Japanese precision.

You’ve probably seen it on social media: the ambiance of Café Kitsuné is minimalist, almost Zen. It provides the perfect atmosphere for focused studying.

Of course, the coffee here is the real star. And rightly so for a “café”, right? Rich and bold, with hints of chocolate and roasted hazelnuts, it’s a must-try for coffee enthusiasts. You can enjoy it in various forms, be it espresso, flat white, or latte. If you’ve missed your coffee hour, our favorite drink is the dirty chaï! It will provide all the energy you need.

Price of an espresso ☕: €2.5
Price of a cookie 🍪: €3.5
Pros: The ambiance is perfect for optimal concentration.
Cons: Seating is limited, and it closes for lunch and early in the evening.
Opening hours: Tue. – Sun. 9:30 am – 1 pm / 1:45 pm – 5 pm
Access: Metro lines 3, 5, 8, 9, and 11 🚏 Bus 20 / 38 / 39 / 75 / N12 / N13 / N14 / N23

📍Café Kitsuné, 30 Rue du Vertbois, 75003 Paris

⭐⭐⭐⭐🪐 4.7/5 on Google Review

#5 : Prêt-A-Manger

For our fifth stop, we’re heading to the UK without leaving Paris. In the heart of the City of Lights stands Prêt-A-Manger, often considered as the British “Starbucks”. As you enter any of their several cafes, from Boulevard Haussmann to Gare Montparnasse, the classic and straightforward ambiance strikes you: wooden decor highlighted with touches of red, designed to boost concentration.

Their menu is rich and diverse: from coffees with or without a dash of milk, lattes, and smoothies to invigorating ginger shots, everything ensures you’re energized. And as you might guess, the café is not just about drinks. If you get hungry, Prêt-A-Manger offers a variety of sandwiches, bowls, and hot dishes, all made on-site with fresh ingredients.

With robust wifi and outlets everywhere, this place might become your new work hub. Although it’s busy, especially during lunch hours, it never feels crowded since most customers are just passing through.

Price of an espresso ☕: €2.30
Price of a croissant 🥐: €1.45
Pros: A spacious place designed for work.
Cons: If you make it your regular workspace, it can quickly become costly.
Opening hours: Mon. – Sat. 8 am – 8 pm 🕧 Sun. 11 am – 7 pm
Access: Metro lines 3 / 9 / 12 / 13 / 14 🚏 Bus 21 / 28 / 29 / 42 / 66 / 68 / 80 / 94 / 95 🚆 Transilien J and L

📍Prêt-A-Manger Passage du Havre, 109 Rue Saint Lazare, 75009 Paris

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5 on Google Review

#6 : Cantine Sauvage (Saint-Denis)

Leaving central Paris and heading towards Saint-Denis to find this restaurant. No, it’s not a café, but we still wanted to introduce you to it because we love it!

Cantine Sauvage is located on one of the main streets in downtown Saint-Denis. Far from the stereotypes that might surround the city, it covers an area of 1,500 m². With its eclectic decoration found here and there, it has a unique identity, much like its menu.

Its menu brings a touch of trattoria, offering tasty Neapolitan pizzas. If you want to go there to work and have breakfast, or simply take a break, they offer various kinds of coffees, pastries, and in-house baked goods! Delicious!

Price of an espresso ☕: €2.20
Breakfast deal (hot drink + fresh juice + pastry) ☕🍊🍪: €6.40
Pros: Unique ambiance, friendly staff, and it’s located right next to our Saint-Denis apartments.
Cons: If you don’t live nearby, it might be a challenge to get there.
Opening hours: Mon. – Sun. 8 am – 10 pm
Access: Metro line 12 🚏 Bus 153 / 302 🚇RER B and D

📍Cantine Sauvage, 177 Avenue du Président Wilson, 93210 Saint-Denis

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 3.9/5 on Google Review

#7 : Hubsy

Have you ever dreamed of working in a warm, calm, and studious environment while sipping your favorite drink? Hubsy café coworking in Paris, in the 9th district, turns this dream into reality.

Whether you need a temporary workspace for a few hours, a day, a week, or even a month, Hubsy is designed to meet your needs. They offer phone booths for uninterrupted calls and super-fast Wi-Fi to ensure smooth and efficient work.

Hubsy has thought of everything to enhance your experience. Their prices are based on the time you spend, and if you’re a coffee lover, you’ll be thrilled to know that the coffee served at Hubsy is roasted in-house in Paris, ensuring exceptional quality in every cup. Drinks are unlimited, keeping you hydrated and energized all day. Additionally, a self-service snack buffet is available to satisfy any hunger.

Price for an hour with unlimited consumption ☕: €6
Day rate 🥞: €21 for students, otherwise €25
Pros: An environment conducive to productivity with unlimited consumption, open every day including Sundays.
Cons: Often crowded, sometimes noisy.
Opening hours: Mon. – Fri. 9 am – 9 pm 🕧 Sat. – Sun. 10:30 am – 9 pm
Access: Metro lines 3, 12, 13, and 14 🚏 Bus 81 and 95

📍Hubsy, 64 Rue d’Amsterdam, 75009 Paris

⭐⭐⭐⭐🪐 4.7/5 on Google Review

#8 : Le Pavillon des Canaux

For our seventh stop, we head to the banks of the Canal de l’Ourcq. Here lies a unique spot that will quickly charm you. A “third place,” as its owners call it, originally and still a trendy restaurant.

Le Pavillon des Canaux has a genuine vision centered around ecology and community living. Beyond that, if you choose to visit, you can attend exhibitions, participate in workshops or concerts.

But back to our main interest: the “coffice“. This space was specifically designed to adapt to the changing work world. With its comfy decor, perfect for studying, the coffice welcomes you on weekdays, from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 12 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm. You can work from another area, the red lounge, between 12 pm and 3 pm.

Espresso price ☕: €2.30
Pros: A fantastic concept that can enhance your creativity.
Cons: A multi-faceted place, so there will certainly be busy moments.
Opening hours: Tue. – Thu. 10 am – 12 am 🕧 Fri. – Sat. 10 am – 2 am 🕧 Sun. 10 am – 11 pm
Access: Metro lines 2 / 5 / 7 / 7bis 🚏 Bus 54 / 60 / 71

📍Le Pavillon des Canaux, 39 Quai de la Loire, 75019 Paris

⭐⭐⭐⭐🪐 4.4/5 on Google Review

#9 : Black Sheep Coffee

Studying at Black Sheep Coffee is a unique experience. With several locations worldwide and only one in the capital, you’ll feel privileged to work there!

The environment promotes concentration, and with its warm atmosphere, you’ll feel even better than at home. The workspace is cozy and well-appointed, with power outlets everywhere for your laptop or devices, Wi-Fi access, and especially the sweet aroma of freshly roasted coffee to accompany you.

At Black Sheep Coffee, the variety of drinks and gourmet snacks available ensures you remain focused and energized throughout the day. You can perfectly combine productivity and pleasure, making it a popular choice among those seeking an inspiring and comfortable setting.

Espresso price ☕: €2.30
Norwegian waffles 🧇: €5.70
Pros: The opportunity to buy their products and stay all day enjoying the snacks.
Cons: In the evening, the place becomes quite noisy.
Opening hours: Mon. 7:30 am – 7 pm 🕧 Tue. – Fri. 7:30 am – 10 pm 🕧 Sat. – Sun. 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Access: Metro lines 9 / 13 🚏 Bus 22 / 43 / 52

📍Black Sheep Coffee, 10 Rue La Boétie, 75008 Paris

⭐⭐⭐⭐🪐 4.3/5 on Google Review

#10 : Cafeine Coffee Shop

The last stop on our favorite Paris cafes tour, we wanted to introduce you to this little gem, less than two years old. A short detour to Rueil-Malmaison, just 10 minutes from Paris, is where Cafeine Coffee Bar is located.

Hidden at the end of an alley (not a scary one, we assure you) near downtown, it’s the place to be if you want to savor a good coffee and study in a setting that reminds you of home but better. Equipped with tables, chairs (obviously), sofas, booths, and cushions for comfort!

A coffee shop that disconnects you, offering a variety of hot drinks, including a myriad of lattes. Golden latte, matcha white latte, pistachio latte: latte lovers have found their haven just a short walk from our Rueil apartments.

Espresso price ☕: €2
Cookie price 🍪: €2.80
Pros: A place conducive to work and focus.
Cons: Limited opening hours, not necessarily suited for student schedules.
Opening hours: Mon. – Fri. 9 am – 5 pm
Access: 🚏 Bus 144 / 244 / 467 / 503 / 564 / 565 🚆RER A

📍Cafeine Coffee Bar, 28 Rue du 4 Septembre, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 on Google Review

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