Restaurant Télescope (coffee) rue Villedo Paris One of the most talked about coffee shops but the actual place is unpretentious. As for dessert, the cookie was good but didn't put an end to my search of damn good cookies in Paris.
La Cale Sèche : un air de campagne au coeur de Ménilmontant
Bar La Cale Sèche – 18 rue des panoyeaux, Paris Not exceptional drinks, but it'll do and the atmosphere is nice, it's spacious enough, there was a man playing an accordion when I was there on a Friday night. A solid neighborhood bar.