The 10th: An Overview
When it comes to up-and-coming neighbourhoods, the 10th is pretty high up the Paris charts. While this eclectic arrondissement already includes the uber-trendy Canal Saint Martin neighbourhood in its eastern half, to the west the bustling streets around Chateau d'Eau and Poissoniere are fast becoming the place to be for the city's revellers. As a result of this growing trend, some seriously stylish addresses are popping up at a rate we can hardly keep up with, and the area is home to some fantastic options for food, drinks and coffee.
A short disclaimer! As we all know, dining out is a very personal, nuanced affair, and our humble little list featured here - or indeed in any of our content - unfortunately cannot guarantee a spectacular, knock-your-socks-off, "Dear Diary" dining experience - as much as we would love it to! While we certainly aim to inspire, as always we recommend using these suggestions merely as a jumping-off point for your own Paris research. So with that out of the way - on we go!
This little hole-in-the-wall pizzeria on the busy rue Faubourg Saint-Denis is great if you want a speedy, affordable and delicious wood-fired pizza - if you can snag a little table that is!
38 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
Sultry and sophisticated, this large, elegant bar and restaurant is located on the otherwise fairly non-descript rue d'Enghien, and is well worth seeking out. Mediterranean fare gets a modern twist with fresh, seasonal ingredients crafted into small sharing plates for cocktail drinkers and main dishes for diners. Reservations recommended.
22 Rue d'Enghien
Made famous by the late Anthony Bourdain, this tiny little hotspot for Kurdish flatbreads and grilled meats regularly has a queue out of the door. The delicious chargrilled smoke can often be enjoyed along the whole street, and is a mainstay of the street-foody neighbourhood.
58 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
One of the first swish bistros to open when the Chateau d'Eau neighbourhood began to trendy-up, Paradis serves up inventive 5-course tasting menus at the weekend and à la carte options during the rest of the week!
55 Rue de Paradis
The newest addition to the Mama Group's Paris constellation of addresses, Libertino is a beautiful Italian restaurant with all the deliciousness and style the group is now famed for. Prepare to queue if you visit at peak times!
44 Rue de Paradis
In the vein of Bouillon Chartier or Bouillon Montparnasse, Bouillon Julien serves speedy, no-frills French fare to a bustling crowd of diners drawn in by beautiful original Art Nouveau interiors.
16 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
Another address that heralded the growing appeal of the neighbourhood, Restaurant 52 is a contemporary bistro that has a loyal foodie following thanks to its offering of good coffee, thoughtfully curated menu, and relaxed ambiance.
52 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
JahJah by Le Tricycle
A haven for those in search of good gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, or just plain wholesome and hearty food, JahJah is a relaxed local favourite - especially for weekend brunch.
11 Rue des Petites Écuries
Daily changing, seasonal dishes with just a handful of options for each course - Les Résistants travelled the country sourcing their ingredients from carefully chosen producers.
16-18 Rue du Château d'Eau
The go-to address for breakfast and brunch, Holybelly is a runaway success story with oodles of style. Expect a hungry crowd almost every day of the week, but once you've tried it you'll know what all the fuss is about.
5 Rue Lucien Sampaix
The 10th arrondissement is home to so many international cuisines that you can enjoy just about anything your heart desires. Such as the delicious vegetarian Indian food you'll find at this celebrated, relaxed, popular restaurant just near Gare du Nord.
170 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
Bistronomy, neo-bistro, whatever the latest terminology one thing is sure - Abri is a hot ticket and for good reason. Highly coveted tables are snapped up by around just 20 diners - so be sure to plan ahead!
92 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière
The neighbourhood bistro of people's dreams, Les Arlots is home to chef Thomas Brachet's famous sausage and mash that never fails to fill the scattering of wooden tables.
136 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière
Elsa et Justin
Vegetarians take note, this is the place for excellent, fresh, homemade, seasonal fare that makes the perfect takeaway lunch option. Quiches, salads, mini raviolis, soups...
202 rue du Faubourg St Martin
Sometimes you just need a delicious crêpe or gallette, and here you can really enjoy it in style. You'll find the classics alongside imaginative flavour combinations, so whether you're feeling adventurous or traditional, there'll be something for you!
15 Rue de l'Échiquier
A social mainstay of the Chateau d'Eau neighbourhood this bar is a favourite from morning 'til (late) night. The food is a welcome addition being generous, bistro-style comfort food. Expect a younger, lively crowd.
47 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
A Canal Saint Martin go-to, Chez Prune is the ideal place for apéro hour, when it's time for a glass of wine or two and a planche of cheeses and charcuteries.
36 Rue Beaurepaire
Hotel Grand Amour
This stylish hotel near Gare de l'Est is a real gem for those in search of a sophisticated drink - the bonus is a fantastic central courtyard hidden away, which is perfect for summer nights.
18 Rue de la Fidélité
Hidden away inside the 'cloister' of the Maison de l'Architecture, the secret weapon of this bar is its enormous garden out the back, which in the warmer months is a great place for relaxed summer vibes.
Maison de l'Architecture, 148 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin
Cocktail lovers rejoice! Copperbay is a golden-hued hideaway devoted to great mixology and has a laidback, yacht-club feel.
5 Rue Bouchardon
Le Comptoir Général
Hidden away next to the Canal Saint Martin lies a surprising discovery - huge spaces filled with all kinds of curiosities (did we mention the pirate ship?) alongside great cocktails and an other-worldly atmosphere. Great fun.
80 Quai de Jemmapes
Les Enfants Perdus
A favourite brunch spot, you'll find a cool Canal Saint Martin crowd here, relaxing over a sophisticated bistro menu or a glass of wine.
9 Rue des Récollets
A cocktail cocoon in curvaceous wood, this slightly space-age bar may be small but packs a serious punch with its excellent cocktails.
44 Rue des Vinaigriers
The frontage to this low-lit bar is completely covered in advertisements and posters for local gigs, so be careful you don't just walk past it while on the search for the great cocktails it's well known for!
51 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
Hotel du Nord
Open every day from 10am until the small hours, Hotel du Nord is a favourite for every time of day - early morning coffee at the famous zinc-topped bar, lunch on a red banquette or a sophisticated apéro in the early evening, the Hotel du Nord has been a classic for years.
Le Verre Volé
Natural wine lovers will want to check out Le Verre Volé, where you'll find not only incredible wines but also great food!
67 Rue de Lancry
It might look like a hole-in-the-wall coffeeshop from the street, but duck inside and you'll find a beautifully appointed hideaway at the back that's always bustling for lunchtimes of shakshuka, pancakes or the latest special. Coffee is taken seriously here, so you're in very safe hands.
79 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
A popular local coffee spot, Blackburn also serves a thoughtful range of lunch dishes and gorgeous cakes - pull up a high stool in the window and just watch the world go by.
52 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin
Part chic café and part trendy florist, Peonies lies on the bustling rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis in the trendy 10th district. Healthful lunches and freshly baked cakes are on offer, alongside lovely coffees served in beautiful stoneware.
81 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
It may be tiny, but Ten Belles is one of the giants of Paris' coffee scene, nestling on the edge of the trendy Canal Saint Martin and spilling onto the pavements in summer. We wouldn't recommend asking for sugar here - you might find yourself on the other end of a disapproving glare....these coffee crafters are serious about their skills.
10 Rue de la Grange aux Belles
La Chambre aux Oiseaux
If you're a fan of William Morris' wallpaper and a vintage air, then this address is for you. Cakes, coffees, teas, mellow vibes, all await you just off the Canal Saint Martin.
48 Rue Bichat
La Fontaine de Belleville
From the guys behind the Belleville Brûlerie - the roaster of choice for countless Paris cafés - La Fonatine de Belleville has it all - café by day, trendy bar by night, you can have a croque monsieur or a seasonal salad along with a range of expertly crafted coffees.
31-33 Rue Juliette Dodu
Taka & Vermo
One of the best cheese boutiques in Paris in our humble opinion (and some of our chefs' too!) Taka & Vermo is an open-fronted store packed with all the good stuff - and that includes butters, cornichons, yoghurts, ciders and other epicerie goodies.
61bis Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
Du Pain et des Idées
One of the most celebrated bakeries in Paris, this boulangerie just off the Canal Saint Martin is a must.
34 Rue Yves Toudic
Marché Saint Quentin
The local covered market has a little bit of everything, from fresh local produce to amazing cheeses, little cafes, international food stores and even the occasion restaurant.
85B Boulevard de Magenta
Great bread, delicious pastries, beautiful patisseries, a next-door bottle shop with every kind of liquor, a Coutume mini-café, an epicerie - this one-stop address takes up quite a few storefronts on the ever-busy Faubourg Saint-Denis and draws a discerning crowd.
56 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis
The second outpost of this popular, creative boulangerie opened in 2019 on the increasingly trendy rue du Chateau d'Eau, and includes their now-celebrated Mamiche Babka - an Eastern European style brioche that's currently taking Paris by storm.