5 Rue Lucien Sampaix | 75010 | Coffee Shop | $$
Weekdays (apart from Tuesday and Wednesday) from 9am to 5pm (last order at 2:15pm)
Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm (last order at 3:15pm)
Ok, you may not understand why people stand in line at Hollybelly for over an hour. Well, after you manage to grab a table here and have any of the items from their hipster-enticing menu you will begin to grasp what it takes to be a successful small business nowadays. So successful that a new Hollybelly is under construction, set to open in Spring 2017. In the meantime, try to get early, try not to be in a large group and just be patient. As they say at this place “It is good because we care”. Everything is done in house. There is no microwave, frozen food or preservatives. Ingredients are sourced from the best producers in town, such as the Brûlerie de Belleville coffee and Pain des Amis from Du Pain et des Idées bakery a few blocks away. After eating at a place like this I have a strong urge to jump into the food business myself (but I manage to dissipate the feeling once I think of the logistic nightmare). Happy to have dedicated and cool people doing things like this in Paris.