It’s another cold weekend morning, and I’m wishing this coffee shop was just outside my door for a pick me up before the day begins. For a city that’s relied on its traditional cafés for so long, Paris is now going through what can only be called a coffee revolution. “New wave” coffee shops (as my friend Faye likes to call them) are popping up all over the city (as I’ve documented here and here), and there’s been two new openings just in the Marais alone the past few weeks. We stopped by Fragments (formerly Black Market) where I got an excellent pour over with beans roasted from Coutume, and Faye selected a creamy cappuccino. Owner Youssef Louanjli shared his story with us while we sipped our drinks; after a full year of searching for just the right spot he finally found it in this formerly abandoned nook near metro Chemin Vert. Louanjli plans to put as much care into the upcoming food menu as he has into his coffee thus far, and a kitchen space will be added over time. For now you can stop by this industrial feeling nouveau café any day of the week for a drink. Inspired by the Fragments story, we followed our drink up with a stroll around the narrow Marais streets, sharing our own dreams for the future.