Yes, ladies and gentlemen, a new coffee shop has hit the Paris coffee scene. This calm and cozy spot has only been open a few weeks and was just christened with the name Black Market Coffee about a week ago. I had heard some buzz about a newly opened coffee hotspot in Montmartre and decided to meet my friend Haleigh of Making Magique there to try it out.
After seeing some sneak preview pictures online, I had high hopes for this newcomer, but getting out of the metro at Chateau Rouge is always a less-than-pleasant experience. After making my way through the swarm of people at the metro station I turned onto the calm rue Ramey and there it was: the calm coffee oasis that is Black Market.
I was a little early for our rendezvous but was warmly welcomed by two of the owners, Youssef and Baptiste. Youssef chatted with me and Haleigh for a while and explained that their coffee and delicious Chai comes from Coutume Café in the 7th and that they will soon be serving some lunch and brunch options to accompany their coffee and small selection of pies and treats.
The decor reminded me of a natural rustic old school house with wooden tables and chairs accented by lots of warm leafy greenery. They have fabulous touches like an old typewriter and a small book corner for coffee drinkers to fish through.
Their chalk-written drink menu is brief but has all the classics to fill your coffee needs as well as a delicious Chai latte. Haleigh and I were more than thrilled to have the option of iced coffee and Chai drinks as well on our hot summer visit. For you non-dairy drinkers, Black Market will also be introducing soy milk to their menu soon to ease your tummies.
All in all, Black Market is the perfect spot to get some work done with delicious coffee and free WiFi or to meet a friend for a nice relaxing conversation in a friendly atmosphere. I can’t wait to try their brunch options in the near future (Youssef hopes to get this up and running before the beginning of October). This is certainly a spot worth the trek across town and the fight out of the metro station. Black Market will definitely be added to our list of must-try coffee joints!Black Market 27 Rue Ramey, 75018 Paris Metro: Chateau Rouge (line 4)