After opening Blackmarket Cafe in Paris' 18th arrondissement just over a year ago, and closing its doors definitively this summer, charming young Frenchman Youssef Li has now opened his brand spanking new coffee joint, Fragments, in the Marais. Blackmarket was a much loved addition to the Rue Ramey on the slopes of Montmartre, and its trusty regulars will be relieved to hear that the very same, super snazzy Mirage coffee machine has now found a new home at Fragments, in this cosy, exposed-brickwork and beamed-ceiling space, just behind the Boulevard Beaumarchais. Having just had its soft opening last weekend, there are still many yet-to-be-completed surprises in store for the new cafe: an architect is working on the interior, and menus are being devised for lunchtime bentos. The cafe, as you would expect, will be a centre for serious coffees, with blends coming from Coutume Cafe in Paris, as well as farther afield like the Coffee Collective in Denmark, served in incarnations of espresso, noisette, cappuccino or filter coffee. Fragments is open in the daytime only, from 8.30 until 4pm, seven days a week. We wish it every success!
76 rue de Tournelles, 75003 Paris