Nov 22nd, 2017, 03:47 PM

Ob-La-Di has Good Grub and Great Coffee.

By Sarah Mahgoub
A coffee shop in Le Marais takes name after Beatles' song.

Right off the Filles du Calvaire metro stop (Line eight) is Ob-La-Di. You will likely miss it as your looking to get there but walk back because it's the little storefront tucked away between Candelaria and Clasico Argentino.

Everything here is made in-house, from their Tartine Avocat to the fresh pastries baked every morning—with their speciality blueberry scones served with cream and jam.

The vibe inside is super cosy and inviting with good music playing and many conversations happening at once. The decor is minimal but very unique to the space, with their blue tiled floor and wooden tables, cactus plants and scented candles, this is one of the most "instagramable" coffee shops in Paris. 

Everything on the menu is vegetarian and they serve a speciality vegan lunch of the day, this month an eggplant based dish that is both savoury and filling and last month was vegetable skewers with homemade cashew cream. They even have some gluten-free and vegan pastries—but things run out fast because it is that good, so try and get in earlier in the day if you want it all. Ob-La-Di is quite small so groups bigger than three may have a hard time getting seated and it is certainly not a place to lounge with your laptop and do work for long periods of time. 

The staff speaks both French and English but you will definitely hear many anglophones inside. One of the owners who is currently based in Paris is French—but just from his look, you would think he came out of a vintage image from the Beat Generation in the USA. He has a love for rock and roll, fashion and most importantly the city of Angels- Los Angeles. If he isn't here in Paris, he is running another business venture or running marathons—in the West Coast handling his social and business relations. 

Inside, you will find some of his literature on various topics from film photography, veganism, fashion, coffee and music.

Image Credit: Ob-La-Di

The one time it's this empty. Image Credit:

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The storefront outside with a bench where you can sit and enjoy your coffee- or wait, cause it gets busy for Brunch! Image Credit: Ob-La-Di

Where: 54 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris

Why: Avacado Toast

Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM

Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 6 PM

( P.S kitchen closes at 3 PM! but pastries and coffee are available until closing)