// PARIS // 11e // 


a brunch spot and cafe for the hipsters of Paris

Paris has no shortage of charmingly French cafés and bistros to stop by for an espresso and a cigarette while you stare off into the distance imagining your best Parisian life. Paperboy is not one of these. Paperboy is a lunchy cafe for the people. The cool kids of Paris who hang out in the 11e and want a spot to chat up a friend, grab a bite, hang out a bit in the small but inviting space.

The daytime cafe serves up hot and cold coffees and teas as well as brunch sets and sandwiches that feel vaguely American (Californian, if I may?) but in a more stylish way because after all, we’re still in Paris. The space evokes a sense of casual street style, as do the hipsters coming in and out. On weekends, it’s a bustling brunch spot. On a weekday afternoon, it actually makes for a decent coffee shop to get some work done.

the details

Address137 Rue Amelot, 75011 Paris
Hours10-15h weekdays, 10-16h weekends
Price$$ – drinks are €3-5, sandwiches are €13-16
Aestheticartsy hipster sk8er boy minimalist vibes

good to know

Go here for: a casual lunch, a low key weekday brunch

Order this: a formule brunch (comes with a choice of main, juice, hot drink and bread basket), or for lunch get a sandwich set with soup and a drink – check out their daily specials too

Amount of time to spend: about an hour for a casual meal, maybe a bit longer if you’re coming for a weekend brunch

When to come: weekdays and afternoons are a lot more chill, weekend brunch times can be crowded

Getting here: it’s just around the corner from the Oberkampf station (5, 9), and also just a short walk from Filles du Calvaire (8).

Other things to note: 

  • In case you were questioning just how cool kid this place is, they have a merch collaborations with New Balance, Beams and Needles.
  • The menu has English, and the servers are pretty accommodating in trying to speak English.

Last visited: May 2019

Last updated: May 2021

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