L’Improbable, the great hidden coffee shop in the Marais

Published by Maïlys C. · Published on 20 October 2016 at 16h27
In March 2016, L’Improbable set up 3-5 rue des Guillemites in Paris 4th arrondissement. Within walking distance from Point Virgule entertainment venue and falafels sellers, this hidden coffee is the perfect address to have a cup of tea while reading a comic book, working on your own or having a drink after work.

L’Improbable is aptly named: while coming in the tiny rue des Guillemites, we can’t expect to find, behind this green double door a large cozy café set under a high roof made of corrugated iron. Inside, a wood counter, a kitchen-foodtruck and many varied seats (and high chairs, metal chairs and of course comfortable sofas covered in colorful throw pillows) enjoy us.

It’s impossible not to feel like at home in this hybrid place, a made-up place and decorated like a flea market. Large, not expensive (the coffee costs €2), we can read books, enjoy a huge cookie or a huge sandwich and generosity oblige, while listening to a very lovely jazzy music.

Not very visited during the day, the place is perfect for wild coworkers, for a break in the afternoon, between two shops or to read a novel bought at the Les Mots à la bouche bookstore, next to the place. At nighttime, L’Improbable closes early but not too early (11 p.m.): we start the night here with cocktails and beers. It’s really our favorite place to be to have a break from the almost-unbearable hustle and bustle of the Marais neighborhood.

Practical information:
3-5 rue des Guillemites, Saint-Paul metro station
Open every day excluding on Mondays, 12h30 p.m.-11 p.m. (11 a.m. in the weekend and until 9 p.m. on Sunday)

Practical information


3 Rue des Guillemites
75004 Paris 4

Métro Saint-Paul / Hôtel de Ville

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