KB Cafeshop is found on the corner of a tiny square along Rue des Martyrs in South Pigalle. KB (originally Kookaburra-an Australian connection) serves delicious strong flat whites in a city where the coffee is quite often disappointing. The gastronomic expectation of Paris is so high and yet there are few cafes serving quality coffee. KB does, and is justifiably popular. Take a short walk down the hill from the popular Montmartre, Abbesses and Pigalle neighbourhoods (all busy tourist destinations) along Rue de Martyrs. After your coffee you can continue your walk all the way to central Paris and the Seine River.
The Rue des Martyrs is a thriving eat street, but KB seems to be attracting the morning to lunch crowd with it’s fresh breakfast snacks (pastries, scones, muffins, juice) and exceptional coffee. The decor is clean and fresh with wooden floors, wooden bench booths and old school stools with heavy duty iron bases. Cool minimalist globe pendant lights create a pleasant atmosphere, where you can easily linger. The best position is along the narrow wooden bar facing the street with the large full length windows providing great people-watching opportunities. Outdoor seating is also quite popular, even on cold mornings.
- 53 ave trudaine – 62 rue des martyrs 75009 Paris, France