La Fontaine de Belleville

Sitting on a corner across from a small open plaza is La Fontaine de Belleville, the first café opened by artisanal French coffee roasters Belleville Brûlerie. I had been dying to visit this café for some time, but as it’s always been a little out of my way, it took me some time! The café is located in between the Belleville and Canal Saint Martin neighborhoods.

What I loved most about this café is that it is the only café in Paris (that I know of) to serve artisanal, specialty coffee, in a traditional Parisian brasserie setting. In the past I’ve always had to purchase my croissants and other viennoiseries from a boulagnerie separate from where I get my specialty coffee.

La Fontaine de Belleville combines the best of both these worlds. In fact, the café has actually been operating since 1915. When the Belleville gang took it over, they wanted to preserve much of its charm, while adding their own touches that made it feel like part of the Belleville Brûlerie family. I think the team succeeded in creating a welcoming atmosphere where coffee lovers can enjoy their third wave brew on a typical Parisian terrace.

La Fontaine De Belleville Café, Paris, France

French Coffee Brewers - La Fontaine De Belleville Café, Paris, France

La Fontaine De Belleville Café, Paris, France
La Fontaine De Belleville Café, Paris, France

La Fontaine De Belleville Café, Paris, France

Cappuccino at La Fontaine De Belleville Café, Paris, France

La Fontaine De Belleville Café, Paris, France

La Fontaine De Belleville Café, Paris, France

31-33 Rue Juliette Dodu
75010 Paris, France

Wednesday to Sunday 8–Midnight

January 20, 2020

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I’m an American photographer and writer based in Paris after living in New York for 7 years and then and spending a year and a half traveling. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new places, with a focus on cultural attractions.

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