Imagine walking into a café with the ardent Samwise Gamgee, the zealous Inigo Montoya, the tenacious Katniss Everdeen, the mighty Hercules, and ever other character who never gives up.
Every now and then, we need a reminder that even when we fall, there’s always a reason to get back up and try again.
40 Rue Chapon, 75003 (Paris, France)
Loustic is an unfading, immortal phoenix. On Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, an obviously die-hard Loustic fan, impatient for their morning coffee, rammed their car into its facade, leaving the café bruised & battered. But a mere 18 days later, Loustic valiantly reemerged from the wreckage, a little worse for wear, but functioning nonetheless, and all thanks to its captain, Channa Galhenage.
Quality of Service:
I was greeted with a smile and “bonjour” from the lovely Maya. She patiently answered my questions about the coffee that was “on tap” and even gave me the inside scoop on who was hiring.
Quality of Product:
This day was particularly warm, and so I decided to cool things down with an iced brew (€3.80), which was made with guest roast Colombie El Desarollo by The Coffee Collective served in a swanky Hario Dripper and Hario Caraffe. Their usual beans are roasted by Belgium-bred roastery, Caffènation.
Quality of Atmosphere:
Loustic is the cafe you go to when you have an hour or two to chill. The delicious scent of freshly ground coffee and baked goods tempt you inside, and their couches and wicker chairs invite you to stay. Stay long enough and you’ll be sure to be warmly greeted by the captain himself. He remembers all his repeat customers and takes the time to engage in conversation with each of them before they leave.
I’m sure my shadow will darken their doorstep once again, especially to see its various stages of renovation and renaissance.
As always, thank you for reading and joining me on this #internationalcoffeejourney