Chez Prune occupies the No. 5 spot on the Guardian’s list of Top 10 Paris Pavement Cafes (Cafe de Flore is No. 1, if you’re wondering). It’s easy to see why; it’s in one of the most happening parts of Paris, the interiors exude an off-kilter charm, and the tourists haven’t descended yet. For more, go to Chez Prune.
Above: Colored cafe lights add a blaze of color at night.
Above: Walls are painted an absinthe-like deep yellow. Photo via Sortir Paris.
Above: The slightly madcap decor includes wall-mounted vintage telephones.
Above: Intimate banquette seating for dining and imbibing; photo via Sortir Paris.
Above: A light fixture featuring variously colored enameled shades.
Above: Even the tile mosaic floor is off kilter.
Above: A row of mosaic-topped cafe tables with purple cafe chairs. Photo via Sortir Paris.