Photography, Food, Love
This is the philosophy or concept of Fringe. A truly unique cafe in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris.
Fringe is not just a coffee bar. You will discover that it is a photography space for known and upcoming artists. With changing exhibits you are never bored with the art you are looking at when sipping your cappuccino. I guess the person you need to thank for this is the founder Jeff Hargrove (a great American photographer) who’s coffee passion is so powerful that he wrote a book about it ‘Paris Coffee Revolution’ and opened this cafe to give us some creative escapism with a darn good coffee, sourced locally and brûled to perfection.
Tea, chia, pressed juices and of course coffee as well as healthy food and pastries are on offer. It is organic and locally sourced too, so you are really getting two great things ; nourishment of the body both physically (happy tummy) and creatively (happy brain/soul; letting your inner artist admire and reflect on art works hanging on the walls) you are also nourishing your neighbourhood and sustaining small businesses and spreading the true meaning of love thy neighbour.
What I liked about Fringe is not only their warm staff who are happy to chat to you in any 3 languages (Scandinavian, English or French) but the fresh no mess simple Scandinavian design. I adored their paper cloud ceiling lamps too! I also loved how they decorated their corners by displaying old beautiful cameras. Another thing I can’t get over is that they are open before 9:30 am !!
I truly can’t wait to come back and enjoy their delicious drinks and inspiring art hangings.
Address: 106 Rue de Turenne 75003 paris
Hours: 08:30 – 17:30 Daily
Metro: Saint-Sébastien – Froissart , Filles du Calvaire,
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