WHERE: 174 rue de la Roquette, 75011 (11ème arrondissement)
WHEN: Tue-Fri 8:30am-midnight; Sat 10am-midnight; Sun 11am-6pm
HOW MUCH: café crème 5€; espresso 2.50€; filter 3€
METRO: Phillippe Auguste (line 2); Père Lachaise (lines 2,3); Voltaire (line 9)
BEANS: Belleville Brûlerie
FOOD: Fully-fledged café and restaurant (see menu here)
CONTACT: Web; Facebook; Tel: +33 9 81 60 17 36

Contributed by Erik and Lisa from
It’s only been a few weeks since I packed my bags and left my Scandinavian motherland, but as I step through the doors of this café, it feels like I’m already back home.

“Hi, welcome to Clint!” The warm welcome is extended by Xavier, one of the three owners of Clint, a combined café-restaurant-épicerie located but a stone's throw from the resting place of our old mates Oscar Wilde and Joseph Fourier.

It’s the colourful and minimalistic interior décor, the rustic but sleek wooden tables, and that familiarly enchanting smell of freshly ground coffee beans that take me back to my Swedish homeland, where specialty coffee has been celebrated for many years.

Karim, another proprietor of this fine establishment, works magic on the Marzocco as he serves me a smooth, full-bodied cappuccino decorated with stylish latte art. If his experience at La Caféothèque hadn’t already guaranteed a memorable cup, his dedication to the good coffee cause certainly did. Like many other baristas in this business of beans, Karim strives to exceed the expectations of an increasingly refined Parisian coffee palate, while spreading the good word to the unconverted. Their blend comes from our friends at Belleville Brûlerie and changes monthly, just to keep things interesting.

Besides excellent coffee, Clint offers all manner of other beverages (Brooklyn Lager on tap in Paris, whodathunkit?) and full à la carte dining from dawn till dusk, with prices ranging from 6-10€ for entrées and 15-20€ for mains. Lunchtime is a bit more cost-effective, with mains going for 12€ and set menus for 15-18€. Once you’re done with your meal, mosey on over to the épicerie section to see Clint’s fine array of quality goods and funky knickknacks.

Karim, Xavier and Gary have each brought their respective dreams to fruition through Clint. Between the café, the restaurant and the épicerie, the three owners have delivered an eclectic setting in which to appreciate all things fine.