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Paris' Zinc Cafés

Ditte Isager Paris Cafe

Photo: Ditte Isager

Zinc cafés are the nerve centers of Parisian neighborhoods - and places to find delicious affordable meals, cups of coffee, anf local flavor.

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Inspired by: Paris: Zinc Cafés — by Christopher Petkanas, Published Nov. 2007

Restaurants (7)

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    Le Bearn

    Flowery Art Nouveau wall tiles dialogue quietly with Guimard’s sensational verdigris entrance to the Châtelet Métro station, seen through windows d

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    Chez Gladines

    As a type, the wispy Paris student with holes in his soles is alive and hungry, and you will find him here, tucking into mountain-man portions of c

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    Le Laffitte

    With their belts cinched depressingly below their stomachs, sagging jacket linings, and gaping pants pockets, the functionaries and low-level busin

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    Le Temps Des Cerises

    If the adorably modest little bar didn’t tell you you were in a zinc, the conversation would ("L’OM a bien joué hier soir, eh?"). Soccer talk is as

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    Bihan Cafe

    In a freak flood in 1910, the Seine reached the second floor of 4 Rue de Bercy. Three years later a café opened. In response to the flood, the buil

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    Le Pure Cafe

    The "heep-ster" atmosphere at lunch is abso-lutely intolerable (unless you happen to be one, in which case turn on your laptop and start smoking yo

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    Melac

    When Jacques Mélac’s father opened Le Palais du Bon Vin here in 1938, it was a clamorous quarter of typesetters, printers, and smithies. Before and

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