Urban Jungle Bloggers: Boot Café In Paris

22 May 2014 1


Greens are all around us. Of course there are plenty of greens in the nature, but speaking of a more urban space we can spot houseplants in so many interiors – in private homes, galleries, boutiques, shops, cafés, restaurants. That’s why Judith and I have decided to dedicate this month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers post to green cafés, shops and restaurants around the globe. We are very excited to see what our international green blogger family will come up with today and over the next few days.

I used a short Paris visit to look for a new inspiring green space and I was pretty lucky. I spotted a fab new café through Instagram and contacted the owner, two days later I was there – in front of probably the tiniest and cutes cafés in Paris: Boot Café
Boot Café is located in a typical Parisian street in the wonderful 3rd arrondissement and is tucked into an old shop. The entire old, blue wooden store front has been conserved and fuels the Parisian vibe of this rather international café. Owned by a charming French girl who had lived in New York City for quite a long time and run by a debonaire Swedish girl, this café attracts a creative and international crowd. 
As someone who lives in a small apartment I am used to tiny spaces. Boot Café is unmistakably one of them. It is literally one tiny room with three small tables and a few stools, a coffee bar with a refined selection of hot brews by the hyped Belleville roasters and a scrumptious assortment of locally made cookies, this café is also home to half a dozen houseplants. Snake plants and philodendron combined with fresh blooms make this café a wonderful green urban oasis in the middle of Paris.

If you happen to travel to Paris anytime soon, I warmly recommend a little stop-over at Boot Café. Enjoy a good cup of coffee, be it a latte, an espresso or a drip brew, relish a cookie and take in the wonderful moment in this tiny, green café in Paris.

Boot Café, 19 Rue du Pont aux Choux, 3rd Arrondissement, Paris
Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series initiated by 2 bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blogand Judith (JOELIX.com). Every month we share ideas to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks. You can find additional inspiration on our Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board and keep up-to-date on our Facebook page. Want to join? Use #urbanjunglebloggers on Twitter and Instagram. Or let us know and we’ll share the badge and upcoming topics with you. Let’s bring some green into your homes and blogs!
Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Judith 22 May 2014 at 08:15

    I think next time when we meet in Paris we’ll need an entire day to check out all these fabulous green places, including this one!! Shall we start here with some good coffee? So nice that even though the place is very small, plants are very much part of the decoration. I also really like how they kept the old Cordonnerie facade, so charming! Happy Urban Jungle Bloggers day, Igor!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 May 2014 at 11:49

      Merci mon amie & Urban Jungle Bloggers partner in crime:-) I think this will be a great place to kick off our next meeting in Paris in June. Can’t wait!!

  • Reply Lena 22 May 2014 at 08:49

    What a fab find, Igor. It looks very cute and it’s such a nice mix of typical Parisian elements and a more international urban style.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 May 2014 at 11:48

      Exactly my point, Lena. I loved the combination of traditional Parisian elements and a very urban, international vibe!

  • Reply Lallabel 22 May 2014 at 09:39

    So nice this Cafè in Paris, I am a real coffee-addicted and I love this atmosphere!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 May 2014 at 11:48

      You should bookmark the place for your next Paris trip:-)

  • Reply Lost In Cheeseland 22 May 2014 at 09:46

    One of my faves! Next time, let’s go together 🙂

  • Reply tina @ colourliving 22 May 2014 at 10:08

    How very charming is this? It just proves over and over again that ‘size does not matter’. Love their logo…. and your photographs. Great find Igor!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 May 2014 at 11:47

      Isn’t it, Tina? It was love at first sight if you want so:-) Happy weekend!

  • Reply Giova Brusa 22 May 2014 at 11:22

    What a lovely place. LOVE the facade, and the blue, and the daisies in the normal glass.
    Beautiful place!

  • Reply Sarah @ Mocha 22 May 2014 at 12:08

    What a great find! The pictures really portray it’s cool vibe and the houseplants really do enhance the interior.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 May 2014 at 11:46

      Thanks Sarah. It seems like they’ve got the biophilia concept too – even a small space can ‘breathe’ with houseplants.

  • Reply Antonella Piemonte 22 May 2014 at 13:15

    Meraviglioso! I would like to be in this place…. now!

  • Reply Chedva 22 May 2014 at 19:26

    So beautiful! and I love the girl’s shirt 🙂

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 May 2014 at 11:45

      I was such a lucky guy to be that day in the café when she was wearing that radiant red blouse – she looked perfect in the setting!

  • Reply Hipaholic 22 May 2014 at 20:19

    Wow! Beautiful pics Igor! I love the Boot Cafe logo on the window and the plants on the shelfs 🙂

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 May 2014 at 11:45

      Thank you! It is a special place indeed. I liked the fact that it is so tiny yet so full of inspiration (not to mention the good coffee and cookies).

  • Reply Elena Gardin 23 May 2014 at 05:59

    This place is so enchanting, make you feel like getting on the next flight and head to Paris just for a quick coffee! Love the atmosphere: thanks for sharing another great tip Igor!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 May 2014 at 11:44

      Thank you my friend. I hope we can have a coffee there one day:-)

  • Reply Wanesia 23 May 2014 at 08:14

    I think I have the wrong topic :))

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 May 2014 at 11:44

      That doesn’t matter – everyone is welcome and you can join in in June again with our new topic!

  • Reply Julia / junifaden 25 May 2014 at 07:37

    I’m so sad I couldn’t join this month but will for sure enjoy all the wonderful posts these days 🙂 greetings julia

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 25 May 2014 at 20:52

      No worries Julia! We have a fab topic for June in preparation – I am sure you will love it:-) Stay tuned!

  • Reply mel 26 May 2014 at 05:58

    Oh such a charming little cafe! I think it’s the small ones that often have so much personality. Lovely little green touches. Not sure if I can join in this month, perhaps really at the end of the month if I do. I’ll see how I go because it is an interesting topic. Great photos Igor! M x

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 26 May 2014 at 08:13

      Oh we’d love to have you aboard this month, too Mel! No worries for the timing – we even had contributions for the April topic just a week ago. So everything is fine – join in when the timing is right for you! I am curious what place you have in mind…

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey 28 May 2014 at 16:41

    Enticing, soothing, wholesome. A cool space indeed.

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