I know this little lunch place in the heart of the city… There, you’ll find fluffy pancakes, specialty coffees, and modern decor. Recently opened Café Mericourt is located in the 11e arrondissement of Paris, just off Boulevard Voltaire and close by to Le Marais area of the city, making it a great stopping point for a quick coffee, brunch spot or lunch stop.
Address: 22 rue de la Folie Mericourt, 75011 Paris
Opened in mid-2017, Café Mericourt comes from the creators of Café Oberkampf, a coffee shop which is already wildly popular across Social Media. However, this newer, younger sibling comes complete with longer opening hours and the option to reserve online for morning sittings (something you’ll want to do considering that the café is already incredibly popular, especially on the weekends!)
It was a cloudy day when I headed to Café Mericourt with a few blogging friends. (Yes, we meet up in real life too!). We visited on a French National Holiday and ended up queuing for a little while since the place was already so packed! However, hungry and a little cold from the crisp autumn air, we soon made our way inside to find that staff are friendly, while the decor is light and bright (think light green walls, an open plan space, minimalist design, and wide windows).
Drinks at Café Mericourt
If you’re looking for specialty coffee in the city of lights, then you’ve come to the right place. After all, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more extensive coffee list at many other independent coffee shops in the city. While the hot drinks are a little pricier than elsewhere in Paris, I’ve yet to find a better Dirty Chai (the drink is a beautiful blend of a chai mixed with an espresso shot).
Food at Café Mericourt
Fans of nearby Café Oberkampf will already be familiar with the well thought out menu and ‘Instagram-famous’ Shakshuka dish. Other familiar favourites can also be found on the menu; Green Bowl, Pancakes (this is my favourite dish and comes complete with orange blossom, lemon ricotta, and maple cream), and Granola among other things.
Last orders from the kitchen are taken at 15:00, although orders for pastries and drinks are taken right up to closing at 17:30. The nearest metro stations are Parmentier (line 3), Richard-Lenoir (line 5) and Oberkampf (line 5 & 9).