Unlike other new-ish cafés, Blackburn Coffee is not located in one of the hip parts of the city. Although not too far from the Canal St Martin, it sits on the rue du Faubourg St Martin in the 10th arrondissement, probably soon to be newly fashionable, but currently in a bit of a no man’s land. This is perhaps what gives it the special, cosy atmosphere that I so enjoyed.
Blackburn Coffee seems to be a café where local people come to meet friends, it’s not only occupied by quiet types working on their Macbooks, but is also filled with laughter, along with great coffee and delicious home cooked food and cakes. It’s well worth a detour, you’ll get a warm welcome and you may even get to discover a new part of the city…
- Blackburn Coffee, 52 rue du Faubourg St Martin, 75010 metro: Chateau d’Eau
open Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 21:00
website (in English)