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Honor Café

Honor Café

Address 54 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré; 75008 Paris
enter the courtyard to Comme des Garçons
Neighbourhood 8th Arrondissement – Palais de l’Élysée | See on map
Metro Concorde [M1, M8, M12], Madeleine [M8, M12, M14]
Telephone +33 7 82 52 93 63
Website http://www.honor-cafe.com/
Price EUR 10-20
Hours Mon-Fri 09-18. Sat 10-18

‘Laid back’ isn’t a term that’s often used to describe anything on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. This is where you’ll find the Palais de l’Élysée, where le bon chic, bon genre, Middle Eastern bling-ionaries and nouveau riche Russians all come to shop and things are generally just as ostentatious and snooty as you’d expect. But then you also have Honor Café.

This is the kind of hangout you’d expect to find in a hipster hood, not in the heart of the posh 8th. Tucked away in the cobble-stoned inner courtyard next to the entrance of Comme des Garçons’ flagship store, it’s an easygoing, outdoor shed-style café that’s passionate about its coffee – it gets its single-origin beans from Coutume Café in the 7th – rather than putting on airs and graces.

It’s run by Aussie model-turned-barista – yes, drop-dead gorgeous – Angelle Boucher and her British partner Daniel Warburton (fine thing, too) who met at the Espresso Room in London. Besides coffee, they also serve a short menu of granola, fruit and baked goods that’s later supplemented by soup, salad, quiche and sandwiches. Basic, yet chic, good and friendly, it’s the perfect pit stop for a bite and a cup of joe.