This list will be periodically updated due to new discoveries/openings/closings, but this is the place to find all of my favorite spots and best recommendations for Paris!


English-speaking doctor: Diane Beaulieu d’Ivernois (25€ per appointment without carte vitale, cash only)

English-speaking hair salon: Studio Marisol

English-speaking fitness studio: Workouts in Paris

Favorite cheap pharmacies: CityPharma, Pharmacie Monge (3 locations in Paris)

Favorite French skincare products: coming soon

Late night/All-night pharmacies: list here


For a set menu: PaperBoy

For pancakes: Holybelly

For a buffet-and-a-show: Le Reservoir

For avocado toast: Ob-La-Di, Fragments, Neighbours

For healthy: Season, Wild & the Moon

For Instagrammable: Café Mericourt / Café Oberkampf (for food and for interior)

For classic Aussie brunch: Hardware Société


Smallest (and cutest!): Boot Café

For minimalist decor: Passager

Most central for sightseeing: Honor

Most Instagrammable: Café Kitsuné

For hot chocolate: Carette

For pastries: Broken Biscuits

For cyclist themes: Le Peloton, Steel Cyclewear & Coffeeshop

For coworking: Anticafe, Craft, Hubsy

Most iconic: Shakespeare & Co Café

For coffee and flowers: Peonies, Désirée

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 and a lively atmosphere)

Best raclette: Le Chalet Savoyard

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

Best Vietnamese: Paris-Hanoi

Best Italian: Big Mamma Group (6 restaurants)


Best open mic night: Mondays at the Galway, Wednesdays at The Highlander , Sundays at Le Klein

Fun for dancing: Le Comptoir Général

Most creative: Bisou

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, La Mezcaleria

Best downtown vibes: Jefrey’s

Best American bar: The Red House


For 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!)