Coffee, selfie sticks, and the newest cafe in Paris

There’s a new cafe in Paris – and it was opened this week by the Guy behind Cafe Oberkampf.

Why did I use a capital G on the word Guy above? Cos the guy’s name is actually Guy. True story.

Yes, and he joined me on a live walking tour of the 11th arrondissement back in April where he actually revealed his plans to open this very cafe – named Cafe Mericourt.

So why should you care about just another cafe opening in the city of light? Well, Cafe Oberkampf makes the best Flat White in Paris, according to us anyway.

And loads of our past guests have recommended the cafe as a top spot for brunch in Paris (including chef David Lebovitz and author Lindsey Tramuta – listen to their Earfuls here and here respectively).

So by that logic, Cafe Mericourt must be a must see.

Plus a new cafe in the Paris coffee scene is always worth an investigation, we think.

Here is the audio from our chat with Guy, now available on iTunes (have you subscribed to us yet?). Not sure if the free coffees he mentioned are still up for grabs…


Meanwhile, if you’re more of a visual person, here’s the link to watch the video on Facebook. Join over 1,000 Earful listeners and follow us on Facebook if you want to see more content like this in the future.

And visit Cafe Mericourt at 22 rue de la Folie Méricourt, in the heart of the trendy 11th arrondissement. Tell them the Earful Tower sent you. It probably won’t help, but at least Guy will think his time on the show was well spent.

Here’s the audio again in case you forgot to click:

Further listening: 

Check out our Food and Drink section here. And why not start with chef David Lebovitz giving us the ultimate A to Z of French food.

That’s it! If you like these tips, be sure to check out The Earful Tower’s Guide to Paris.

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