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A Creativity-Inducing Cafe in Paris

September 12, 2013 2:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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: Pool designed the Vulcain marble-based lamps with brass turnkeys; for information, go to La Chance.

Above: A detail of Craft’s tiled floors.

For another intellectually oriented hangout, see Alain Botton’s School of Life in London.