Cafe Oberkampf: 3 Rue Neuve Popincourt, 75011 Paris, France
When visiting Paris, you’d be hard pressed to find a street without a coffee shop! The city is literally packed with them: this makes it easy to find coffee but difficult to know which shops are actually worth a visit. Considering that I spent most of the past year living actually on Rue Oberkampf, I’m surprised I didn’t discover Cafe Oberkampf before (and it was actually on my friend’s suggestion that we visited)…
Because if you’re looking for a reasonably priced brunch place in the very heart of the city (just a stone’s throw away from the iconic district of Le Marais), then Cafe Oberkampf is just it! Good food, great drinks and an even better atmosphere, Oberkampf is everything you want for a light hearted meal with friends.
Situated close to Parmentier Metro station (metro line 3) and the mass of clubs, bars and brasseries that line Rue Oberkampf, the café serves a selection of bruschetta type avocado toasts, cereal bowls and other scrumptious dishes. It’s also worth noting that the majority of dishes are vegetarian (yay!)
The house specialty is the ‘shakshuka dish‘ (a slightly spiced tomato sauce with a blend of herbs and a poached egg). Although cream and salt are served with the dish to help cut the spice, I didn’t find it particularly spicy. However, the dish is definitely delicious and goes well with the generous helpings of fresh bread that you receive with your meal. With one egg, this filling dish came in at €7- a reasonable price for a generally expensive city.
The café has a huge blend of hot and cold drinks: With an expresso staring from €2.70. Although I just took the expresso (wanting to stay within my €10 brunch budget), my friend had the dirty chai (a chai tea blend with added coffee) which looked and tasted as good as it sounds!
The café is open Thursday-Monday with varying opening times. They can all be found on the official website here.
Address: 3 Rue Neuve Popincourt, 75011 Paris, France