July 31, 2012

Black Market Café - Rue Ramey


UPDATE NOV 2013: Blackmarket has now closed its Rue Ramey address and reopened in the Marais under the name of Fragments

Following in the footsteps of CoutumeTélescope and Kooka Boora, there is a new neighbourhood cafe in Paris with a focus on superior coffee: Black Market Café (hitherto known as Paradigme) on rue Ramey in the 18th arrondissement. Freshly opened last week by the charming Baptiste and Youssef, the refined and welcoming space -decorated in sleek tones of grey and accessorised with vintage bits and bobs - neighbours record label Ed Banger and is just a short walk away from the Sacre Coeur and Abbesses. Black Market offers a variety of coffees - such as filter, iced, latte and the traditional espresso - the roasts for which come from Coutume on the left bank. The coffees are either hand dripped or made on a Marzocco coffee machine, but the duo are awaiting the delivery of their seriously swanky Kees Van der Westen Mirage coffee machine - the Rolls Royce of coffee makers (and theirs will be the first of its kind in France). Also on the menu are teas from Rishi, fresh juices and Rachel's cheesecake, muffins and crumbles. Lunches and brunches are not yet planned but Black Market are open to ideas and don't rule it out for the future. The atmosphere is friendly and free wifi is available - and a small pavement terrace will also be part of the deal very soon - making this a great place to settle in with your laptop while savoring an expertly brewed cup of coffee.

Black Market (formerly known as Paradigme)
27 rue Ramey, 75018 Paris
Open Tues-Sun, 9am-7pm

All photos copyright Kim Laidlaw Adrey / Unlock Paris 

15 comments:

  1. A good coffee, a wonderful cheesecake. A nice place to be. I'll come back for sure!

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    1. Thanks for the comment! It's great, isn't it?

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  2. Don't miss the paradigm; please go there and enjoy the coffee in the best way it can be made : selected and adapted variety, freshly torrefied and made with competence. Youssef is the perfect host and will tell you anything you wanna know about coffe. So give it a try, jump from the Sacre Coeur to Rue Ramey and enjoy. English spoken !

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    1. we already have been - several times (see review above)! Glad you liked it.

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  3. J'avais retenu cet endroit en passant devant, fin juillet. C'est sûr, je vais aller y faire un tour.

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    1. C'est tres sympa, surtout si tu vis dans le quartier!

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  4. Nooo, je susi rentree de Paris il y a une semaine... alors, c'est note pour la prochaine fois :)

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  5. That is one serious mo-sheen! Will be "home" in Paris next month. Will pop in!

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    1. Not quite sure what a mo-sheen is, but do try it out and let us know what you think - we love it!

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  6. Petite visite Dimanche en fin d'après-midi pour découvrir ce lieu où il fait bon prendre 1 café.

    Le résultat est à la hauteur de l'imaginaire de mes papilles. Très bon café (espresso et iced latte).

    1 bonne heure de papotage, le paradigme en toile de fond, et je partais sans payer ou presque (thanks Youssef)!!

    Belle adresse pour entrouvrir la porte de l'évasion citadine.

    Bonne continuation et à bientôt quand le mirage sera arrivé.

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  7. Nice, but need to open at 7:30 at least so that people can grab a cup of coffee before taking the kids to school, going to work etc.

    Super pour le quartier mais il faudrait ouvrir vers 7h30 pour en profiter de tous les parents qui amènent leurs enfants à l'école, qui prend un café vite fais avant de prendre la route pour le travail...

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  8. Fabulous! I can't wait to check it out. Hope you're having a nice summer Kim! x

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  9. Hello, dont know if anyone will see this, but is this place currently closed for the summer ? If so anywhere else in this area you'd recommend for coffee ? Thanks !

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