When people talk about Philadelphia, they talk about the same four places to get cheesesteaks—we’ll not reenumerate them here—when the truth is that any diner in the Greater Philadelphia Area will serve you up as good a cheesesteak as you’re going to get at the eponymous-possessives in the city. So it goes with coffee in Paris.
We’re talking about coffee here, a stimulant whose powers are almost entirely predicated on its motor oil-like qualities. After all, anything truly congenial and soothing would put you to sleep (read: tea). But for those who aren’t content simply sitting en terrasse and enjoying a cup of standard joe, we’ve put together a map of the best coffee in Paris—frequently artisanal brews with environments generally conducive to getting some work done:
We’ve included Starbucks locations in the event your palette gets too coddled to taste the difference between good coffee and bad anymore.