Montmartre runs deeper than the Sacré Coeur and the portrait-sketching scene that has been frozen in time here for tourists. Once the home of artists, this hilltop Parisian village is now full of cafés bustling with locals. We explore the cobblestone streets to bring you its best local coffee spots.
Walk up the Rue de Martyrs towards Pigalle and you’ll run into Beans on Fire, otherwise known as KB Café. They take their beans seriously here with a different daily filter featuring coffee ranging from Kenya and Miramar to Costa Rica.The café has plenty of outdoor seating, but on colder days, finding a seat for two on the long picnic tables inside may be tough during peak hours.
53 Avenue Trudaine, 75009 Paris, France, +33 1 56 92 12 41
Le Bal Café is a local secret wedged in a narrow alley off Avenue de Clichy. Slightly outside Montmartre, but definitely worth mentioning, Le Bal Café is part of a photography gallery and beloved for its coffee and diverse English menu. Stop by for brunch of hearty Welsh rabbit, kedgeree (hard-boiled eggs on rice with a light curry sauce), or rhubarb crumble (if it hasn’t already sold out).
6 Impasse de la Défense, 75018 Paris, France, +33 1 44 70 75 51