The cornering roads of rue des Vinagriers and rue Lucien Sampaix in Paris' 10th arrondissement may now officially be declared one of the hottest crossroads in Paris thanks to the recent openings of trendy fish and chip shop The Sunken Chip, sleek bakery Liberté and also charming new cafe Holybelly. Inspired by their time in coffee mecca Melbourne, Sarah and Nico opened this cosy cafe just behind the Canal St Martin back in October, serving not only seriously good coffee but also a solid breakfast and lunch menu with which to soak up your cup of joe. Seasonal delights such as kale and beetroot salad or a soup of the day feature on the menu alongside the splendour that is eggs, pancakes, bacon and bourbon butter, and can be washed down with top-notch filter coffee, cappuccino, lattes and more made with blends from coffee holy lands such as Guatemala and Ethiopia. A friendly neighbourdhood joint that it's actually well worth crossing Paris for.
19 rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris
Open Mon, Thurs, Fri: 9am-6pm; Sat-Sun 10am-6pm.
all photos © Kim Laidlaw