10 Best Cafes near The Sacre Coeur in Paris


 

Montmartre is a paradise village for anyone who loves that old town charm. The streets are lined with tiny curios shops, reading nooks, and more than a few wonderful cafes. 

Here are a few spots you need to know about. They’re perfect for some tea and treats before or after your visit to the monumental Sacre Coeur. Note that almost everything in Montmartre is within walking distance of one another — no need to worry about transport while you’re here!

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1. Sylon de Montmartre near the Sacre Coeur in Paris

This charming cafe is perfectly situated between Pigalle and the Sacre Coeur. It’s a short walk up (or down) the hill, and is a welcome escape from the busting tourist filled streets that tend to crowd this area. 

It’s possible that the Sylon de Montmartre has the best coffee in the 18th arrondissement. You’ll also enjoy light meals and snacks. 

Sylon de Montmartre – by Sylon de Montmartre – Uploaded by them

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Contact for Hours
ADDRESS: 4bis Rue Piemontesi, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Anvers  

2. Au Clair de Lune near the Sacre Coeur in Paris

This lovely brasserie has been an important coffee spot in Montmartre for decades. It’s known for a great vive, day or night, with soulful tracks playing in the background at all times. 

By night, drinks are reasonably priced and you can enjoy that very authentic Parisian cafe energy. 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Contact for hours 
ADDRESS: 1 Rue Ramey, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Marcadet  

3. The Hardware Société Paris near the Sacre Coeur in Paris

An Australian cafe in the heart of Paris? You’ll have to see it to believe it. 

Think fantastic coffee, great brunch, and baked goods that will keep you coming in for more. This is one of the closest cafes to the actual Sacre Couer; situated just a short walk east from the church entrance. 

The Hardware Société Paris – by The Hardware Société – Uploaded by them

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Contact for Hours
ADDRESS: 10 Rue Lamarck, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Lamarck  

4. KB CaféShop near the Sacre Coeur in Paris

The KB Cafe is further south from the basilica, and is an old fashioned coffee shop through and through. You won’t be able to visit this cafe by night, but you will enjoy some of the finest imported coffees from around the world, with treats to match. 

The pavement terrace is incredibly endearing, especially on a warm summer’s morning. 

KB CaféShop – by KB CaféShop – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 8am to 5:30pm
ADDRESS: 53 Avenue Trudaine, 75009 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Anvers  

5. Café Renoir near the Sacre Coeur in Paris

If Montmartre has one hidden gem, this is it. So hidden in fact that you’ll have to fork our 5 euros just to get inside. 

The Cafe Renoir is part of the Montmartre museum. The grounds are worth the entrance fee alone. 

Come for teas, coffees, cakes and snacks as you bask in the landscapes that Renoir once used to inspire his artworks. 

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday — 12:15pm to 5pm
ADDRESS: 12 Rue Cortot, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Anvers  

6. Soul Kitchen near the Sacre Coeur in Paris

Don’t let the very strange opening hours of this cafe deter you — make the time to visit Soul Kitchen!

In my opinion, this is the best place for cakes, coffees, teas and general ambiance near the Sacre Coeur. Even if you don’t have the time to dine in, consider grabbing a muffin to enjoy on the go, or an iced coffee for your basilica visit. 

Soul Kitchen – by Soul Kitchen – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday — 8:30am to 2:30pm
ADDRESS: 33 Rue Lamarck, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Lamarck – Caulaincourt  

7. Le Café Qui Parle near the Sacre Coeur in Paris

Looking for that late night cafe vibe near the famous church? This spot can offer you a place to drink, dine and be merry through until midnight each day. 

It’s a traditional French cafe, so expect much less gentrified foods. The do a wonderful Sunday brunch consisting of baguettes, eggs, jams, pastries, soups, sardines, beans and more. 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 8am to 12am
ADDRESS: 24 Rue Caulaincourt, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Lamarck – Caulaincourt    

8. LouLou Montmartre near the Sacre Coeur in Paris

LouLou’s is a great spot if you’re just looking for consistently good food, piping hot drinks, and a space that is worthy of an influencer’s Instagram. 

During peak season, don’t be surprised if there is a bit of a queue outside the restaurant. 

LouLou Montmartre – by LouLou – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 7pm to 2am
ADDRESS: 8 Rue Lamarck, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Chateau Rouge  

9. La Main Noire near the Sacre Coeur in Paris

If you’ve got some time to stroll through greater Montmartre from the church, take a walk through to le Main Noire on the western end of the village.

This is a new and very trendy cafe that has been making a name for itself over the past few years. I recommend their pancakes, quiche or “sticky chai” — just go for it!

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday — 9am to 5pm
ADDRESS: 12 Rue Cavallotti, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Blanche  

10. Cafe Francoeur near the Sacre Coeur in Paris

This cafe shares a block with Soul Kitchen mentioned above. It’s a more traditional, large scale Parisian cafe experience that some might confuse with a brasserie. 

You can visit Cafe Francoeur day and night, as they open around 6:30am and only close up around 2 in the morning. The service is always good, and this is definitely one of the less touristy dining spots in Montmartre. 

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday — 6:30am to 2am
ADDRESS: 129 Rue Caulaincourt, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Lamarck – Caulaincourt