Continuing in the tradition of grand Parisian cafes, where writers and existentialists held court, Craft Cafe, near the newly chic Canal Saint-Martin, provides a workspace and hangout spot for the creatively inclined. Plus, good design, good coffee, and high-speed wifi. Photos via Cafe Craft.
Above: The simple exterior could be mistaken for a bookstore.
Above: The interiors, designed by Paris-based Pool, hew to a black and white palette.
Above: Stationery supplies on offer.
Above: Long communal tables encourage collaboration.
Above: Brooklyn-style lattes.
Above: A detail of Craft's tiled floors.
For another intellectually oriented hangout, see Alain Botton's School of Life in London.