You only have to look to a quiet courtyard off Rue Saint Honoré to find some of the best coffee in Paris.
Tucked in a courtyard off fashionable Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré lies a welcome addition to Paris’s thriving coffee scene. Honor is an outdoor coffee bar owned by Angelle Boucher and Daniel Warburton. The English/Australian couple are serious about coffee and both have years of experience in the specialty coffee industry. Boucher was a barista at the Espresso Room in London and Warburton worked at Climpson & Sons Roastery.
The coffee kiosk has a streamlined design courtesy of Studio Desuant Bone. Panels can be removed to create different configurations depending on the season. Customer seating has been cleverly integrated into the front while there’s raised communal seating hidden in the back. Single-origin beans come from Coutume, a café and coffee roaster in the 7th and artisan roaster Lomi in the 18th arrondissement. Rather than adding hot water to a shot of espresso for a longer drink like a Cafe Allongé, Warburton filters the hot water through the shot creating a drink with a more silky mouthfeel. If you need something to nibble on Honor has that covered as well with pastries by Broken Biscuits and soups and sandwiches from Coutume.
54 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
For more on where to drink, eat and shop in Paris take a look at my Paris Guide.