Ten top places to eat and drink in Paris (from Paris in Four Months)

This week’s guest was Carin Olsson, the Swede behind the hit website Paris in Four Months.

Hey, maybe you’re one of the million people who follow her on Instagram.

In the podcast episode, we talk about what it’s like to be an “influencer”, the man who walks his pig on the Ile Saint Louis, and the best cafes, restaurants, and bars in Paris. 

Now perhaps you don’t have 30 minutes to listen to the episode, so here are her answers for the best cafes and bars and restaurants in the city.

Remember, I put her on the spot with these questions, there’s a much fuller list of her recommendations here on her site.

But on The Earful Tower, she reeled off the following places. And don’t forget, as Carin said, as long as you’ve got good company, a bottle of wine, and some space on a terrace, you can never really go wrong in Paris.

Good cafes in Paris

Telescope cafe, 5 Rue Villedo, 75001 Paris.

Coutume cafe, 47 Rue de Babylone, 75007 Paris.

O’Coffeeshop, 23 Rue de Lourmel, 75015 Paris.

Cafe Oberkampf, 3 Rue Neuve Popincourt, 75011 Paris.

Cafe Mericourt,  22 Rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011 Paris.

Good places for a drink

Frenchie Wine Bar, 6 Rue du Nil, 75002 Paris.

Septime Cave, 80 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris.

Good restaurants

Hero for its ” fried chicken and heavenly pork buns”, 289 Rue Saint Denis, 75002 Paris.

Seoul Mama for the “Korean and Indian flavours and especially the fried chicken”, 33 Rue Violet, 75015 Paris.

Hotel Le Meurice for the “dreamy eggs Benedict”, 228 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris.

Find Carin’s website here and her Instagram here.

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3 thoughts on “Ten top places to eat and drink in Paris (from Paris in Four Months)

  1. She seems to be in love with Eggs Benedict, burgers and fried chicken ,to the exclusion of all else, which if it is your thing, fine, but what about some recommendations for good French cooking, or shellfish, or whatever? Something as simple as a good steak frites would be welcome.

    1. Hi Caroline, I think it’s totally fine what she recommended, she was just saying what she likes because that’s what I asked her. But will keep your questions in mind for a future episode 🙂

  2. What a coup to have Carin on your podcast! I’ve been following her nearly since the beginning of her Instagram start, and was fan-girling the whole episode!! I enjoyed her recommendations, and loved that they were in varied arrondissements, rather than just in her own neighborhood. I found her to be refreshingly down-to-earth, and she seems to have a lovely view of life in Paris. See…still fan-girling LOL! Thanks for another great episode Oliver! I look forward to your podcast each Monday for my commute to my job as a law librarian in a prison!

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