THIS Neighborhood is the Brooklyn of Paris
Ahhh Le Canal... The "it" neighborhood of Paris. Hip cafes, restaurants, and bars line the canal, where you'll hip young thangs relaxing next to the water, picnicking on some freshly baked bread from nearby Liberte. Here are some of the can't-miss spots in the neighborhood.
Newly opened Ima might just be the perfect place to start your day. Their fresh Mediterranean menu offers an extensive breakfast lineup... they're famed for their green shakshuka.
39 Quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris
10AM-5PM. CLOSED TUESDAY.
This charming coffee shop just off Le Canal is open air in the summer. Perennially full to the brim of caffeinating hipsters, if you're lucky you'll snag a stool, if not, walk back to the water and sip on your cafe au lait there.
10 Rue de la Grange aux Belles, 75010 Paris
8AM-5PM MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9AM-6PM WEEKENDS
Le Comptoir General
It's a bar... it's a restaurant... it's an African dance hall?! Perhaps the funkiest bar in Paris is down a dark courtyard off Quai de Jemmapes. Grab a cocktail, a friend, and dance the night away to the DJ's funky beats. Refuel at the cafe downstairs before taking it back to the dance floor.
80 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Paris
11AM-2AM EVERY DAY
This bright and airy restaurant looks out onto the canal, and serves a market fresh formule for lunch and prix fixe at dinner. The plates change every day, so you're always in for a pleasant surprise.
104 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Paris
12:15PM-2:30PM, 7:30PM-11PM. CLOSED SUNDAY, MONDAY.
Wondering what the cool kids of Paris are wearing? Odds are they found their garb at this hip multi-brand concept shop. Centre Comercial stocks all the Parisian favorites you won't find anywhere else: Bleu de Paname, Maison Labiche, Roseanna, and others.
2 Rue de Marseille, 75010 Paris
11:30AM-8PM. 1-7:30PM MONDAY, 2-7PM SUNDAY.
Please sir, may I have saAm more? The bao buns are the star of the show at this funky joint, serving Chinese-Korean fusion. Come hungry - you'll want to try them all!
59B Rue de Lancry, 75010 Paris
12PM-2:30PM, 7PM-10:30PM. CLOSED SUNDAY, MONDAY.
You can smell the waft of freshly baked bread from whitewashed minimalist bakery from the other end of the block. Grab some pastries to go, and munch on them as you stroll next to the water.
39 Rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris
7:30AM-8PM. CLOSED SUNDAY.
One of Paris' most popular street wear brands is known for its catchy slogans and big name collabs. See something you like? Grab it quickly! They come up with fresh designs nearly every other week.
32 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris
11:30AM-7:30PM, 1:30-7:30 SUNDAY.
Situated on the stacked street (food-wise) Lucien Sampaix, this Aussie-run cafe is always rammed with hungry expats. Get there early to snag a table for brunch, or come late in the day for a coffee and brownie... Otherwise you're in for a long wait.
19 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris
9AM-5PM WEEKDAYS, 10AM-5PM WEEKENDS