Coutume Café 47 Rue De Babylone / CUT Architectures

© David Foessel

Architects: CUT Architectures
Location: , France
Collaborators: Benjamin Clarens & Yann Martin architects
Project area: 90 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: David Foessel

© David Foessel

Coutume is a new coffee roastery in Paris offering a cut edge selection of pure origin roasted coffees.

designed the first Coutume café in the centre of Paris combining a roastery and a café offering the best coffees in Paris and a neat selection of fresh and organic food and delicacies.

In the spirit of speciality coffee, the experts at Coutume give the opportunity to rediscover the coffee culture with high end tools and machines.

© David Foessel

The blend of tradition, alchemy and technique inspired CUT architectures design.

Tearing down the walls and ceilings brought back a typical Parisian interior with high ceilings, mouldings, columns and an old shop door. A new oak flooring adds up to the Parisian atmosphere.

CUT architectures set in this decor a laboratory of coffee using square white tiles, grid lighting, stainless steel, industrial plastic curtains, laboratory glassware.


The plain oak tables were designed for Coutume as the fusion of this Parisian interior and the laboratory.

Coutume café’s design has been selected along wih Rem Koolhaas le Dauphin and Patrick Bouchain’s la Grenouillère by the restaurant critics of

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