The Best Cafes near La Maison Rose in Montmartre


 

Something to note as you gaze at this pretty pink attraction, is that La Maison Rose actually existed before Montmartre did. It is estimated that the building was constructed in 1850, though the exact date is uncertain. Montmartre would only come to be classes as an official Parisian city a decade later. 

La Maison Rose has been serving the community for over 100 years, preparing a fresh pot of coffee for anyone who walks through the front door.

La Maison Rose – Anyul Rivas – Wikimedia Commons

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At the best of times, this spot is understandably quite the tourist trap. People come from far and wide just to snap a picture of where Picasso once ate his breakfast. Getting a table can be both difficult and frustrating, so often it’s best to just do the walk by, and then venture to eat at any of the many cafes nearby, instead. 

Soul Kitchen near La Maison Rose in Montmartre

While chaos looms at la Maison Rose near the westside of the hill, one block north is the Soul Kitchen. This cafe is the brainchild of three female friends with a passion for people and food who saw a gap in the market in Montmartre.

Soul Kitchen – by Soul Kitchen – Uploaded by them

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There are few cafes in this neighborhood with a vegetable-heavy menu. Vegans and vegetarians don’t necessarily struggle in Montmartre, but finding an abundance of options is easy either.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: TUESDAY TO SUNDAY – 8;45AM TO 6PM
ADDRESS: 33 RUE LAMARCK, 75018 PARIS, FRANCE
METRO STATION: LAMARCK – CAULAINCOURT

Sylon de Montmartre near La Maison Rose in Montmartre

This charming cafe is perfectly situated between la Maison Rose and the Pigalle strip. 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. 

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

A Walk in Montmartre

It’s possible that the Sylon de Montmartre has the best coffee in the 18th arrondissement. You’ll also enjoy light meals and snacks: I must, must recommend their avocado toast, topped with fresh pomegranate seeds, or their house pancakes — sensational!

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Friday to Tuesday — 8:30am to 4pm
ADDRESS: 4BIS RUE PIEMONTESI, 75018 PARIS, FRANCE
METRO STATION: ANVERS  

The Hardware Societe near La Maison Rose in Montmartre

The Hardware Societe is the cafe hangout of choice for the residents of Montmartre and Parisian locals. While the tourists head west of Montmartre to the more  famous cafes, the locals know where to avoid the crowds; unfortunately in doing so they create crowds of their own.

Hardware Société in Paris – by Hardware Société – Uploaded by them

Inspired by Australian brunch culture (which is probably the single most competitive brunch scene after Paris) The Hardware Societe has a branch in Melbourne and right here in our beloved Montmartre, a short walk from la Maison Rose. 

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Get here early if you’d like to take part in brunch. The Hardware Societe makes the best Eggs Benedict in Montmartre. Their French Toast is also decadent, to say the least.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: MONDAY TO SUNDAY – 9AM TO 4PM
ADDRESS: 10 RUE LAMARCK, 75018 PARIS, FRANCE
METRO STATION: LAMARCK – CAULAINCOURT

Le Bal Cafe near La Maison Rose in Montmartre

Le Bal is best for brunch and late lunch. This is when the cafe is at its most vibrant. The dishes are fresh and creative; you’ll also be able to enjoy alcoholic beverages with your food if you so desire.

le Bal Cafe – by le Bal Cafe – Uploaded by them

The food is wonderful, but there aren’t many options for vegan and gluten free diners aside from a salad or two. The cuisine is French with a twist of Austrian — as far as I know this is unique to Paris, and especially to Montmartre. The chef himself is Austrian which explains the interesting take on regular dishes.

Another one of those Montmartre cafes that takes a break over Monday and Tuesday; don’t show up expecting a brunch experience!

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday — 12pm to 7pm
ADDRESS: 6 Imp. de la Défense, 75018 Paris, France
TRAIN STATION: Place de Clichy

Café des Deux Moulins near La Maison Rose in Montmartre

Like la Maison Rose, the Café des Deux Moulin is another wildly famous tourist attraction that you simply have to see while in Montmartre. The Café des Deux Moulins is up the west end of Montmartre hill. There is nothing notably great about the food or the service, the unique experience of the restaurant is what keeps people coming through the doors. 

Café des Deux Moulins – by Author – Mario Sánchez Prada – Wikimedia Commons

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This is where the French film, Amélie, was filmed. In the movie, the main character by the same name works in the cafe, navigating life in Paris.  

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: MONDAY TO SUNDAY – 7AM – 1:30AM
ADDRESS: 15 RUE LEPIC, 75018 PARIS, FRANCE
METRO STATION: BLANCHE

Le Petit Moulin near La Maison Rose in Montmartre

Also on par with the fame that la Maison Rose holds, le Petit Moulin is the epitome of cafe dining in Paris. The exterior looks like a bright witch house built into the cornerstone of a regular building. It is constantly being repainted in quirky animations. Once inside, you’ll find it hard to succumb to le Petit Moulin’s charm.

le Petit Moulin – by le Petit Moulin – Sourced from their website

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Interestingly, this is an evening cafe in Montmartre. This is unusual to the area but a welcome addition to the nightlife. They only open their doors at 5pm and serve their cafe menu through until 11pm.

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: TUESDAY TO SUNDAY – 5PM TO 11PM
ADDRESS: 17 RUE THOLOZÉ, 75018 PARIS, FRANCE
METRO STATION: ABBESSES