The Broken Arm

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Rue Perree, 3rd Arrondissement, Île-de-France

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25 reviews · 4 years ago

Cappuccino and Latte was strong and the milk was really smooth. They were great. The two barista' were a little bit uninterested. Only when you order an extra lunch you will get extra attention.

4 reviews · 5 years ago

Not a bad cafe, but I struggle to see how it is #1 in Paris. Maybe the barista, but my cap was fairly bitter. Honestly not the greatest place to sit and relax... If you want a takeaway in the area it's fine, apart from that continue the hunt.

30 reviews · 2 followers · 5 years ago

I have never made a review with straight 10's but this place is the BOMB ... The Ethiopian/Brazilian blend is fantastic, quite unique flavour I can not honestly describe but I loved it. One word of warning, ask for the coffee extra hot. We went here two mornings on a row and it was great. Food is great too, delicious bread with a few options. Can't rate the overall experience highly enough.

178 reviews · 80 followers · 6 years ago

I had to come back for another bite at reviewing Broken Arm. My wife went without me and came back saying that she just had the most perfect flat white of Paris from a barrista that did not look like he had heard or seen anything about what a barrista should look like. No Ned Kelly beard, no line drawing tats, no funky cap, just head down almost introspection knocking out awesome looking and awesome tasting flat whites. So my take after a few check up visits with different barristas ... At the moment (Nov 2015) they are "en forme / on form". Look out for the greek barrista and suggest to him a french word of the day. One word of warning ... they are a small cafe with a tasty little lunch offering, but it does mean that if you swing by whilst they are still doing lunch service they need you to either order lunch or take your coffee + cookie as a takeaway (they face a cute little park). But if you really just want a quick coffee, there is a tiny little space with two stools tucked next to the espresso machine which is a perfect hidey hole for a coffee + cookie + convivial chat.

1 review · 1 follower · 6 years ago

In regards to service I couldn't give this little gem a more perfect score. Super cute vibe and perfect with my minimal and slightly butchered definition of the French language. Coffee was good. The piccolo exists here which is always a huge tick in my book! However slightly cold it's certainly still good enough to order a second. Highly recommend!

178 reviews · 80 followers · 6 years ago

A lovely smooth flat white. A simple lunch menu. The burrata salad seemed the most popular. Part of the fashion store next door. Fit out of grey-washed plywood and original floor tiles. Definitely up to scratch. Bit somehow didn't wow my taste buds in the same way as Honor, Ten Belles, Coutume or Telescope. But a lovely place to sit and relax. A great coffee and I'll be interested to go back to experience their pour overs. Perfect for a coffee post a market lunch at Enfants Rouge etc.

7 reviews · 8 years ago

Another hidden gem of the 3rd Arr. Own blend of coffee serves as a treat to the tastebuds, blended to perfection leaving a lasting aftertaste, sans any bitterness. I also had a 'jus de hour' which was executed perfectly. Will be back.

7 reviews · 8 years ago

Excellent coffee. Beautiful cafe. Service was mostly fine, if reserved, although one day the wait staff didn't have a clue what I was asking for when I ordered a flat white. I'm okay with this in most cafes in Paris, but not one like TBA.

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