With the gorgeous spring weather we’ve been having, the Parisians are coming out of hibernation to fill up our iconic terraces. No one wants to sit behind a computer all day instead of basking in the beautiful sunshine! So, if you feel like calling in sick and getting a jump start on your summer tan, head to one of these terraces, we guarantee you’ll have a good time!
6 place du Marché Sainte-Catherine, 75004
Come here for the young local vibes on a gorgeous pedestrian square. The large terrace is inviting and the staff are extra friendly and accommodating. Be sure to try the delicious southern style fried chicken. And mention SFP for an aperitif on the house!
4 rue du Four, 75006
For some excellent people watching, Le Pré is located on the cute and busy rue du Four in the Saint Germain neighborhood. Known for being chic and popular with the fashion crowd, you’ll be sure to spot some excellent street styles. We love their smoothies and juices.
108 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014
Ultra local in the 17th arrondissement, Le Dôme is a classic bistrot in the best sense of the word. Busy waiters serving chevre chaud salads and comte omelettes, spend the day in the sun as the locals come and go throughout the day.
32 rue de Picardie, 75003
If you’re looking for something a bit more chic, head to Les Chouettes for some excellent cocktails on this lovely terrace. Often overshadowed by it’s incredible interior, at the terrace at Les Chouettes, facing the Carreau du Temple, you’ll have a steady stream of Marais-types strolling by all day long. Stop in at the Carreau after you’re done!
41 rue de Charonne, 75011
Young, local, trendy, and bustling, Pause Café is the epitome of “bobo” (bohemain bourgeois- Parisian term for wealthy hipsters). Made famous in Cedric Klapisch’s 1996 film Chacun Cherche son Chat, Pause Café is popular among the young Parisians located in East Paris. As the restaurant is rather large, you’ll have to be patient, as the service can sometimes be slow. Be sure to try the famous Chinoise Riz, a delicious veggie, rice, and chicken salad!
Rosa Bonheur- Buttes Chaumont
Parc des Buttes Chaumont, 2 Allée de la Cascade, 75019
A pretty and dépaysant terrace located in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont in a former guinguette, Rosa Bonheur is named after a famous French feminist from the 19th century. Laid back and friendly, at the same time is the place to see and be seen, we love this terrace for its friendly and upbeat atmosphere. As the manager used to manage a popular lesbian club, the bar turns into a popular gay hub on Sunday afternoons.