What Café to go to during Paris Fashion Week ?

It’s Fashion Month, and whilst each fashion capital prepares for their week of frenzy, we as fashion connaisseurs, want to answer the crucial question: What Cafes are best to visit during Paris Fashion Week? What Constitutes Café aesthetics in Paris? Each city has different ways to accommodate the pauses between the shows that each Fashion Week beholds, as the city is buzzing with fashion events, runway shows, and stylish gatherings all over the capitol many cafes become important meeting spots for editors, designers, models, and fashion socialites. If you’re looking for a fashionable café during Paris Fashion Week, we have the curated list of the top 8 chic cafes of paris.

Café de Flore & Les Deux Magots

Café de Flore & Les Deux Magots

These two historic cafes located in the artsy and bougie side of “Rive Gauche” (left bank of the Seine river) are nestled side by side in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood of Paris. Le Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots, both hold the reputation of being top choice during Fashion Week because of their classic and traditional Parisian Café aesthetic and terrasse with a long standing esteem of being truly parisian and photogenic. Their historical significance amongst legendary writers, artists, and intellectuals in the past also frame these two restaurants as culture epicenters. They have a well earned tradition of attracting fashion industry insiders, artists, and celebrities, making them the ideal spot for people-watching and being part of the traditional French Cafe fashion ambiance. 

Cafe de Flore – 172 Bd Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris

Les Deux Magots6 Pl. Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris


Ralph's Café in Paris

 Ralph’s is a discreet go-to fashionable restaurant and cafe by the American designer Ralph Lauren. Also located in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and most famous for their traditional Thanksgiving dinner in November, this cafe is coveted during fashion week as the secret garden provides a calm and quiet place to recollect thought and inspiration while enjoying the varsity decor that attracts fashion-conscious visitors and locals alike looking for the old money chic aesthetic. 

Ralph’s173 Bd Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris


L'Avenue Café

L’Avenue Café is located in the heart of Paris on Avenue Montaigne and a short promenade from Le Plaza Athénée and Les Champs Elysées, L’Avenue is the photographer and celebrity favorite cafe. The trendy Parisian cafe is known for its A-List and stylish clientele, during Fashion Week the cafe is buzzing most with paparazzi. Not recommended for those who are camera shy, the famous celeb corner terrasse is a favorite amongst socialites and influencers and even if discretion is encouraged, this is the-place-to-be if you wish to have your coffee, lunch or tea in the same Parisian Cafe as Top Tier Celebrities.

L’Avenue41 Av. Montaigne, 75008 Paris

Café de l'Homme

Café de L'Homme

The best fashionable Parisian Cafe, with a view, is situated near Trocadéro. Café de L’Homme is the cafe that claims epic recognition by hosting a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower. Café de l’Homme is the Parisian Cafe to enjoy a coffee by day or cocktail by night and is an excellent meeting point during Paris Fashion Week to capture the infamous Parisian landmark and enjoy the stylish interior and beautiful terrace. Even if you are a local or in Paris for business or leisure, this Parisian Cafe will remind you why the charm of The City of Lights will always have a special place in our hearts. Bonus points if you are there by night and on the hour, Keep an eye on the Eiffel tower sparkle.

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Café Kitsuné

Café Kitsuné Palais Royal

Café Kitsuné is known for its modern and minimalist style matching the fashion brand itself, this café offers a modern and trendy ambiance, serving excellent pastries and quick savory go-to coffee, it is also best known for having multiple locations in the city, helpful as all the cafés are very busy during fashion week, the real token of preference is assigned as these Café’s are located very close to the Tuileries garden where many fashion shows take place. Perfect to take a pause between Palais Royal, Louvre or Tuileries and be back in time for the next show.

Café Kitsuné –  Palais Royal – 51 Galerie Montpensier 75001 Paris

Café Kitsuné –  Tuileries – 208 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris

Café Kitsuné – Louvre – 2 place André Malraux, 75001 Paris

Angelina Café

Angelina Café in Paris

The Angelina Café is very *insert french accent* Oh la la, house of the luxurious velvet hot chocolate and delectable pastries, Angelina is the very Versaille-esque tearoom located a short walk from the Louvre Museum and Tuileries Park. Special for those fashionistas seeking a refined and indulgent Parisian cafe experience, we promise even the most photo shy individuals, succumb to taking a few pictures here and melt in the delicacy of their refined chocolates and parisian pastel decors. 

Angelina Café 226 Rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris

Louis Vuitton "LV Dream" Café

Louis Vuitton Chocolates in Paris

LV Dream is the Louis Vuitton Café under the culinary direction of the esteemed Luxury pastry chef: Maxime Frédéric. Located close to the Luxury hotel Le Cheval Blanc, the Louis Vuitton brand headquarters and the cultural landmark Le Pont Neuf, this Parisian Café is created by the  fashion brand Louis Vuitton. Perfect destination, not only if you love wearing the brand, be sure to delve into the logomania from the cutlery, powdered sugar to chocolaterie and packaging. Why wear logos when you taste them!

LV Dream, The Café – 26 quai de la Mégisserie 75001 Paris

Remember that during Paris Fashion Week, some cafes may be busier than usual, so it’s a good idea to make reservations if possible. Additionally, fashion events and schedules can be intense, so taking a moment to unwind at a stylish cafe can be a delightful way to enjoy the Fashion Week experience.

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Author Tanny Onsalo

 As Creative director, fashion forecaster and style consultant, Tanny has worked for the magazine Vogue as Global Editorial Expert and led multiple global tentpole editorials. She directed the fashion forecasting of trends for Vestiaire Collective, spearheading the Fashion Journal, Newsroom and annual fashion data reports. Fluent in the language of ideas, the fundamentals of her narrative are creativity, storytelling and global cool hunting.