Finding a cup of actually good coffee in Paris is a lot more difficult than one would think, so when you find one, it’s essential to latch onto that cup and never let go. Such is the case with the brew they are serving up at café Fragments, located in the 3rd arrondissement.
The 3rd arrondissement (arrondissement is the French word for neighborhood) is located in the eastern center of the city. The 3rd arrondissement is home to Le Marais (the Jewish quarter), and it is also the home to the oldest house in Paris, dating back to the early 1400s. The Musée d’Arts et Metiers is located here as well, a good place to visit if you are interested in industrial design through the ages.
The café itself is what looks like an inconspicuous black shop tucked away just steps from the metro stop Chemin Vert. It has a simple interior, with exposed brick and ceiling beams, and their espresso machine and other coffee apparatus’ in plain view.
The menu is small but offers unique dishes (unique for Paris, anyways, where the trends of brunch, avocado toast, and artisan coffee have been slow to arrive), with heartier options but also lighter alternatives such as yogurt and fresh fruit and, of course, pastries.
Whether you settle in with your laptop and the determination to get work done while enjoying a coffee, or you come with a group of friends ready to brunch, Fragments is cozy, welcoming, and friendly. End your hunt for a good cup of coffee in Paris and do yourself a favor and try out Fragments Paris.
Open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm