City Breaks

Coutume Lab

I thought it about time I shared another cafe with you all and what better than a cup of fresh coffee from the famed Coutume Institute? I’m a big fan of the original Cafe Coutume along rue Babylone so I am so glad to see more of their cafes opening up in response to the city becoming more knowledgeable about decent coffee. The Coutume Lab is exactly what it proclaims to be; a very modern, very white space resembling  a science laboratory where the art of coffee making feels very much like a scientific experiment. The kind barista has clearly been well trained, producing three perfect lattes whilst happily chatting away and teaching us a bit about how the beans are roasted. Apparently you’re not to leave without sampling one of their wikipearls, an ice cream concoction which you eat with your hands yet which doesn’t melt no matter how long you hold it. All in all It was rather an intriguing experience, but one I would definitely recommend.


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Migle says:

March 19, 2014 at 9:27 pm

It looks so cozy. I would love to visit it!

Faye says:

March 24, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Yes I think you’d like it there

Amy says:

March 19, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Your pictures on this post are so beautiful and crisp. I’m a photographer based in the UK and love product/location work. Can I ask you what camera/lens combo you use?

Faye says:

March 24, 2014 at 3:59 pm

I just checked out your site your photography is amazing! Thank you so much for your kind words – I use a 7D body with alternate lenses either the 50mm 1.2 or the 17-55mm and usually carry them both around with me!

Lulu’s Sister says:

March 20, 2014 at 12:10 am

Like most Italians I’m a real espresso addicted! I’ve just added Coutume lab on my list! Thanks for sharing! x

Dominica says:

March 20, 2014 at 8:13 am

Just love places like these .. so clean and graphical .. Posted a totally different type of coffeeshop on my blog yesterday .. lovely too but I personally like to drink my coffee in an environment like the place you shared here.

Faye says:

March 24, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Ahh I just checked it out looks amazing! Yes ordinarily I prefer cosier cafes but this one is great for something a bit different

Jessica M says:

March 20, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Wow, now I’m truly dying to get back to Paris. Another Coutume?? And ice cream you can eat with your hands??? So exciting! Will add this to my list =)

Faye says:

March 24, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Haha yes definitely one to add to the list – there is another at the Finish Institute as well it seems that Coutume is taking over Paris for the best I’ll be writing about it soon lovely Jessica