Ibrik is a weird coffee shop in Paris 9th arrondissement managed by two young and dynamic women with a heavy cultural past. Indeed, Cathy – whose real name is Ecaterina – is of Romanian origin and arrived in France when she was 6. From her home Romania, she remembers the long winter evenings with her grandmother and the smell of coffee cooking in the Hovoli. This is an experience she offers us to live out in her café.
Having a coffee at Ibrik means you take your time! Take your time to relax, to recharge your batteries. A traditional Ibrik takes about ten minutes to be done. Far from the espresso done in a jiffy, ibrik coffee is thoroughly weighed and grinded on order to preserve all the flavors of coffee. Put in the ibrik – an hourglass-shaped copper pot – coffee is covered in 80°C-hot water. To improve the cooking, the ibrik is then put in a sand bath, in the hovoli, for a few minutes. The hovoli is the very same Cathy’s grandmother used when she was younger.
Be rest assured, if you don’t feel adventurous, Ibrik also offers all kinds of more classic coffee: espresso, latte, cappuccino and even iced coffee… They all are based on grands crus coffees from roaster Coutume.
But that’s not all! Ibrik even offers something to eat! Open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, this coffee shop is the perfect place to have a tasty breakfast before hitting a long day but also a great place for lunch or for an afternoon snack.
The chef or Palestinian origin, Ruba grew up in Dubai and worked in starred restaurants. Every day, she cooks delicious mezzes and pitas for lunch as well as Greek bowls and Bircher muesli for breakfast. Throughout the day, you can also taste unique cakes like THE incredible pistachio pie you can’t find anywhere else!
In terms of decoration, this lovely café with pinkish colors welcomes you in a sweet and warm atmosphere. Here, no table for two but only for four. Cathy and Ruba are fine with it, Ibrik is a mix of their cultures and they want to mix people and cultures. With 20 seats downstairs and 15 seats upstairs, the café can accommodate up to 35 guests.
But the only one who can talk about Ibrik best is Cathy: (English version coming soon)
In short, we love Ibrik!
43 Rue Laffitte
75009 Paris 9
Ouvert du lundi au vendredi de 8h30 à 17h
et le samedi de 10h30 à 16h30