O/HP/E has great curb appeal. The minimalistic storefront is bright and inviting, filled with plant-adorned geometric wood furnishings. Inside, the café is open with a wide counter (with a tempting pastry case) and plenty of seating. Tucked even further in, there’s a little boutique filled with beautiful objects from ceramics to household knick knacks.
As a neighborhood café, they have things well covered from espresso drinks to a decent selections of teas and juices as well as house made viennoiseries, cookies and cakes served up on picture perfect wooden trays if you dine in. As a shop, they have everything from beautifully packaged jams, to Hasami ceramics and Kinto drinkwear. It’s easy to pop in for a coffee but leave with some goodies from the shop.
Go here for: a casual coffee and pastry breakfast
Order this: peep the pastry case to see what’s good, they also have breakfast and lunch sets
Amount of time to spend: 1-2 hours for a lazy breakfast, or a midday break
When to come: pretty chill throughout the day, mornings are more quiet
Getting here: it’s right around the corner from Jacques Bonsergent (line 5), but also about a 5 min walk from Château d’Eau (line 4), and a short distance away from République (3, 5, 8, 9, 11)
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Last visited: May 2019
Last updated: October 2020