Unusual places to have a drink in Paris this winter

The last weeks were peculiar in Paris, between the good weather, the rain and the cold …. In any case, what does not change is our desire to meet friends around a coffee to discuss. We chose for you, a selection of the most essential places to have a drink in the center of the capital.

Le Comptoir Général

We no longer present it to Parisians! Set up in an old stable of 600 m2 on the banks of the canal Saint Martin, stone and checkerboard floor, Le comptoir Général combines general African-Cuban styles. In one corner, you can discover: skeletons, rare bird feathers, stuffed animals, objects of African witchcraft. And in another we can see the bones of a dinosaur found in the forest of the Congo Basin … which gives a mystical side to the place. The smokehouse is in a tropical garden, and plants also grow in the floor, creating a zen atmosphere.

Place : Le Comptoir Général – 80 quai de Jemmapes – Paris 10
From the hotel jeu de paume : line 7 of the métro direct. Take the subway at Pont Marie and stop at Gare de l’Est (direction Mairie d’Ivry).
Opening time : from sunday to wednesday – 6pm to 1am and from thursday to saturday – 6pm – 2am.

L’Ice Cube bar, des galeries LaFayette

The Ice Cube bar is located above the famous store of Boulevard Haussmann. It is a heated terrace of the most magical. Located on the rooftop of the building, the Ice Cube bar offers a panoramic view of the capital and its monuments.

Place : L’Ice Cube Bar – 8 ème étage, 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
From the hotel jeu de paume : line 7 of the métro direct. Take the subway at Pont Marie and stop at Chaussée d’Antin LaFayette (direction 8 mai 1945).
Opening time : from monday to saturday – 11:30am to 06:30pm and sunday – 11:30 – 8pm.


Located in a street away from the Place de la Republique square, the Umami Café is a concept that focuses on the theme of Matcha green tea. All the products are declined of that. The cafe also offers brunches, lunch and a Japanese grocery shopping corner and small goodies.

Place : L’Umami Matcha Café – 22 Rue Béranger, 75003 Paris

From the hotel jeu de paume : line  11 of the bus direct. Take the bus at Hotel de Ville and stop  at République (direction Mairie des Lilas).
Opening time : from tuesday to sunday – 11:30am to 06:30pm and monday – closed

Le Salon Twinings

The famous WHSmith bookstore opens a Twinings tea room in Paris and plunges us into the world of the English capital that we love so much. On the first floor of the famous British bookstore, facing the Jardin des Tuileries, a tea room offers 100% British breakfasts and many exceptional teas to accompany scones and American pastries.

Place : Salon Twining – 248 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

From the hotel jeu de paume : line 1 of the metro direct.Take the subway at Saint Paul and stop  at Concorde (direction La défense).
Opening time : from monday to sunday – 10am to 07pm and sunday – 12.30pm to 7pm


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