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Lumé Café in Montmarte Paris

During our time in Paris, France while staying at Hôtel Monsieur Aristide we grabbed a coffee from Boris Lumé Café, which was just around the corner. This cute little café specialized in seasonal fruit and nut pastries and started fruit juice and freshly baked bread. Even though they didn’t have many gluten-free options, they did have plenty of fruit and drinks to choose from, which made grabbing something small to start our day very simple. Everything here is organic, dye-free, and scratch-made daily with seasonal ingredients.

Lumé Café

Location: Paris, France
Address: 28 Rue Lepic
75018 Paris, France
Food Type: French
Dining Experience: Indoor
Price: €15+ per Person
Dress Code: Smart Casual +
Reservations: No
Special Diets: Vegetarian

The Ambience

This quick café was a very cute little spot with exceptionally friendly. While they didn’t speak English, they were still so sweet and helpful and very appreciative that we were trying to speak French, plus gesturing to what you want politely and being kind goes a very long way when traveling. The interior was decorated with reclaimed wood and green houseplants like a fiddle leaf fig tree and numerous organic herb planters. It was busy outside, but when the door shut behind us, it was like we were in our own little world within Café Lumé, which was a nice surprise.

Café Lumé’s Menu & Our Meals

They offer more than a dozen types of freshly baked bread, half a dozen fruit and nut tarte flavors, granola and fruits, coffee, cookies, and seasonal cannelé. While I couldn’t eat any of the pastries, my husband could, and he said they were phenomenal. I, on the other hand, selected a crême tarte one morning, which didn’t have any gluten in it, along with a hazelnut latte, and it was all superb. For a quick grab-and-go café, I was thrilled to have this along our way to the train station or wherever we walked each morning, if for no other reason than to pick up a warm drink.

Final Thoughts

While they lacked vegan or gluten-free options, anyone without dietary restrictions should certainly give this place a go! The interior was spotless, and the staff were very kind and friendly, and everything we had here was delicious.  We did find that they close when they run out of food, so be sure to go early in the morning for the best selection.

Always be sure to say “bonjour!” when entering a shop or café – even if you can’t speak French, being polite goes a very long way, and it’s what locals do. Just like everywhere else we went in Paris, everyone was kind, and twice someone who evidently goes there every morning gave us recommendations in English. It was another great Parisian experience!

 

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12 Comments

  1. Kerry Prodorutti says:

    Alas the closest I’ll probably get to Paris is the France pavilion in Epcot at Disney! 😂

  2. Anonymous says:

    Oh how I’d love to eat there ❤️

  3. Danielle J says:

    Hazelnut latte sounds delicious

  4. Annie, thank you for this review! It’s been over a decade since I’ve been in Paris and I do not believe I heard of this café while studying abroad. I am going to have to check it out when we go for our anniversary!

  5. Annie, thank you for this lovely review! It’s been well over a decade since I’ve been in Paris and while studying abroad I don’t believe we ever heard of this café. Definitely going to have to check it out when we visit for our anniversary!!

  6. Ashonte Laing says:

    Thanks for sharing! Definitely inspiration for me to head to Paris soon enough!

  7. Deb Sorgi says:

    Pretty sure I gained 10 pounds just looking at these pics!

  8. Tasha redmond says:

    Looks like a beautiful place

  9. Paris is my favorite city! We went on our honeymoon and can’t wait to go back!

  10. Megan Rushing says:

    I dream of all the pastries in Paris. Beautiful place

  11. Nothing better than a fresh French baguette!

  12. Danielle F says:

    I have such a sweet tooth and those strawberry tarts are calling my name!

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