[Update: Tuck shop has now closed.]
There are so many of these places opening in Paris that it’s making my head spin, in a good way. Way back when, in 2008, when I did a post on where to get good coffee in Paris, there were just a handful of places listed. Now I can’t keep up! So along comes a little place, Tuck Shop, located in the 10th, a slip of a joint where a former café used to be that rented sewing machines for use, on-site, by the hour.
I can’t sew, nor can I knit. But believe it or not, I can spin – and I can eat and drink coffee, too. So there I found myself at Tuck Shop, one of the newest of the coffee places that are brewing and extracting cups in Paris that people are crisscrossing the city to sip.
A lot of these places are being opened by our mates from Australia, a country known for excellent coffee – and believe me, I learned all about it when I was there! (I had a cup of coffee there that was so good, it really almost made me cry in the restaurant.) The coffee at Tuck Shop is from Coutume, is from a little closer to home. But is still way, way over in the 7th arrondissement.
Yet I did make it to the nearby Tuck Shop, which I could get to even without my now-stolen bike, where the charming counterperson extracted a neat little espresso for me, in a mod cup with an Anzac biscuit on the side.
Tuck Shop also has little snacks and sandwiches. But we were just there drinking the coffee, which was hitting just the right spot – and reminding me to tackle the rest of the places on my list. And with enough caffeine, I might be able to do it.
13, rue Lucien Sampaix
Tél: 09 80 72 95 40
Métro: Jacques Bonsergent