As I mentioned in my previous post, last week there was a fire in the building where I work, and we haven’t been allowed to enter since. This whole week is a write-off too, apparently. So, on Monday, bored of being cooped up in my flat, I decided to find a café to work in instead.
I took the Metro to the trendy Arts et Metiers district, where I’d read about a café called Hubsy, specifically designed for people to work in. It’s one of those “pay for your time” places, as people tend to stay all day. It cost me 20 euros to spend a whole day, 9am-6.30pm, and I could eat and drink as much tea, coffee, and snacks as I wanted.
This place has seriously saved me: even though I probably won’t be able to work there every day (it is a bit pricey I’ll admit), it’s such a good place to go when you’re bored of the house, as it’s kind of awkward going into normal cafes with your laptop, ducking around people trying to plug your charger in. This place was built for coworking, so everyone is there to work, which means it’s quiet, and there’s good Internet access.
And the people are all super friendly. There are lots of English speaking people living in the area, and this café attracts a lot of them – as well as Parisian natives, of course. All of the baristas I’ve chatted to speak perfect English, and are really friendly, always up for a chat!
You can also book a meeting room there too, if you want!
Find it at 41, Rue Réaumur, 75003 Paris (closest Metro is Arts et Metiers).