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Paris' most multicultural neighbourhood has always been a safe bet for fill-your-belly couscous restaurants, vibrant street stalls and late-night maghrébin grocery stores. Now, hip cafes, bars and branché boutiques are adding another dimension to its lively streets.

 

Our pick of the hottest addresses

  • Cantine Le Myrha

    70 rue Myrha, 75018

    This cheerful, vegan-friendly organic canteen has the health- and budget-conscious queuing for its super-cheap plats du jour and lunchtime formule.

    From breakfast to supper, grab a tray and help yourself from a colourful array of salads, hot dishes, muffins and desserts.

  • Maison Château Rouge

    40 bis rue Myrha, 75018

    Bold, wax-print African fabrics get a modern makeover at this sought-after streetwear label.

    The American football-inspired patterned tops are its biggest seller, but look out too for cool collaborations with the likes of Béton Ciré.

  • Pala Pala Music

    35 rue Myrha, 75018

    This world music specialist is more than a record shop, it’s a musical community.

    Come to browse its esoteric selection of CDs or catch visiting artists who drop by when they’re in town, from Cameroonian jazz musician Richard Bona to rapper Maahlox.

  • Barbès-Rochechouart Market

    Boulevard de la Chapelle (opposite Hôpital Lariboisière), 75018

    Sharpen your elbows and shop with the locals at this down-to-earth bi-weekly market, tucked under the métro line at Barbès-Rochechouart.

    As well as super-cheap fresh produce you'll find exotic spices and superb marinated olives. Wednesday and Saturday mornings only.

  • Brasserie de la Goutte d’Or

    28 rue de la Goutte d’Or, 75018

    So much does this new-wave artisanal brewery love its neighbourhood that it's named its craft beers after local streets.

    Stop by for a glass of Myrha pale ale, a smokey Charbonnière, or an Ernestine IPA.

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