A very personal directory of great places to take your laptop to
Maybe you’re a freelancer in the search of spots to work from. Maybe you’re a travelling the world working remotely. Or there’s no more coffee at home. Maybe you’re a student, or you’re looking for a job, or you can’t stand your colleagues anymore. Maybe you’re a startuper and you’d rather be working from a decent café than from your parent’s garage, thank you very much.
What’s in a coffee shop that makes you work so well? Is it the background chatter and music? The smell of coffee? The feeling of being among others? Here’s a list of 17 Parisian coffices that make me inspired and productive.
Edit: this list is based on my own roamings. After this article, I created a collaborative list of the best places in the form of a Google Sheet, and made it into a Google MyMaps. I curate both regularly.
And here is my personal top 17:
1. Le Pavillion des Canaux (19ème)
Acoffice heaven by the Bassin de la Villette with laid-back waiters, a beautiful decoration — and you can have breaks in the sun. Have a beer by the canal in the evening (you deserved it). — 10am-10pm — 2€ filtered coffee, 9€ avocado toast
2. Hubsy (3ème)
Probably the held by the nicest coffee shop owners in the history of coffee shops. Have a cappuccino and sit in front of the Arts et Métiers museum. Enjoy. — 5€ an hour, 20€ for a day