English-speaking doctor: Diane Beaulieu d’Ivernois

English-speaking hair salon: Studio Marisol

English-speaking yoga/workout studio: Affordable Yoga Fitness

Favorite cheap pharmacy: CityPharma (address at the top of the page)

Favorite French skincare products: coming soon

Late night/All-night pharmacies: list here


Best set menu: PaperBoy

Best pancakes: Holybelly

Best buffet-and-a-show: Le Reservoir

Best avocado toast: Ob-La-Di

Best healthy: Season

Most Instagrammable: Café Mericourt / Café Oberkampf

Best Aussie import: Hardware Société


Smallest (and cutest!): Boot Café (Marais location)

Best minimalist door: Passager

Most central for sightseeing: Honor

Most Instagrammable: Café Kitsuné

Best hot chocolate: Carette

Best pastries: Broken Biscuits

Coolest cyclist themes: Le Peloton, Steel Cyclewear & Coffeeshop

Best for working: Anticafe, Craft

Most iconic: Shakespeare & Co Café

Cheapest, most central classic French: La Colombe


Well-priced classic French food: Le Bouillon Chartier (3-course meal with wine for less than 30€/person)

Most authentic crêpes/galettes: Breizh Café, Crêperie Suzette

Most fun fondue: Le Refuge des Fondus (not classy, but wine in baby bottles)

Best raclette: Le Chalet Savoyard (address at the bottom)

Best pita: Miznon (try the lamb kebab!!)

Best Vietnamese: Paris-Hanoi

Best Italian: Big Mamma Group (6 restaurants)


Best open mic night: Wednesdays at The Highlander

Best for dancing: Le Comptoir Général

Most creative: Lavomatic

Coolest Americana-meets-Paris: Lulu White

Funkiest: Dirty Dick (best name to freak someone out as well)

Cheapest: Les Anenomes (3€ glasses of wine, happy hour until midnight)

Best bar-behind-a-restaurant: Lockwood, Candelaria, Moonshiner

Best downtown vibes: Jefrey’s

Best American bar: The Red House



Best vintage: Kiliwatch, FreePStar

Most Instagrammable: Merci

Best selection concept store: Fleux

Most famous English bookstore: Shakespeare & Company

Best hole-in-the-wall English bookstore: The Abbey Bookshop (Owner Brian is Canadian and so helpful!)


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