THE HOOD COFFEE SHOP
Coffee brewers. Music lovers.
New coffee place in town, opened in the May 2016. Hot out of the press (or rather a designer hands and wall painting brush) –The Hood is yet another great item to my Paris Coffee collection.
Three co-founders Jeremy, Pear Lyn and Vanessa have a great deal of creative ideas of how the place is going to evolve and grow! Bringing together the creative workspace (to come in 1 month), guest chefs, photography and much more!
Address: 80 rue Jean Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris
Metro: Couronne (2), Parmentier (3)
Phone: 01 43 57 20 50
Hours: Monday – Friday 8h00 – 19h00
Saturday – Sunday 10h00 – 20h00
Closed: Open every day
Prices: 5€ – 10€ coffee & dessert (Cappuccino 4€, granola 5€, desserts 3 €)
I came to discover this place when it was just 2 weeks into the opening. My natural curiosity and the big camera in my hands made it particularly easy to start the conversation with the founders. And so I discovered all the rich concepts that are behind the place.
As the business card and founders say this place is about ‘Coffee. Music, and Connecting People.’ And this is what you will definitely notice here. Belleville Brulerie beans, La Marzocco machine, white piano and guitar, music sessions most Sundays and extremely friendly team.
Pear Lyn told me her inspiring story of shifting from an office worker in a bank to the coffee shop owner, and how she and 2 other members of the team wanted to use this place to help other people get on with their creative projects and create a kind of Creative Incubator space. They are full into the refurbishing and designing the 1st-floor space to turn it into the creative co-working area. If you have a project in mind and you would like to meet people who might want to do it with you – share it at the link http://www.thehoodparis.com/ and you might get a spot among the first projects to be incubated here at the end of June.
This post is starting to get long and even though I would love to tell you more I think I should leave you to the pictures and address details so that you can see and try it for yourself. As for my part, I will be preparing a short video with about the place and the people that run and visit it, and as soon as it’s done will certainly share with you. Stay tuned!
80 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris
Photo credits: Ekaterina Gt
Number of seats: around 22 inside (6 tables) + 2 outside; the second floor is under construction and should add in around 16 more seats once finished
Comfort: 8 / 10
Group sitting: 4-10 people
Reservation: not needed
The design of the place was done by one of the co-founders – Vanessa. As Pear Lyn told me, when thinking of the design, they realized that many Parisian coffee shops have a very Scandinavian style and they wanted to something different. So what you have as a result is very urban and eclectic style with a casual feel to it, with a mix of white and dark green (I am especially in love with the coffee machine!), orange-brown tables and dis-paired chairs.
One of my favorite items here is definitely the Piano! I love this instrument and I do love, even more, it being white!
Is it a good place for work?
Definitely. Moreover, it was designed with the idea in mind to make it a creative, coworking space, and even an incubator for creative projects. So if you need somewhere cozy, with great atmosphere, enough space, and good coffee – this is your spot.
As for now, the food options are quite limited, but it’s been just 6 weeks in since the opening and this is definitely going to evolve. What is more, the owners are planning to introduce a ‘take-over’ concept, when every month (or even more often) the kitchen will become a creative studio for a new food artist. The first one should get in around mid-June. Don’t know about you, but as for myself, I’m definitely impatient to discover.
Granola and cappuccino (photo credit: Ekaterina Gt)
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