A Romanian in Paris


Editorial Policy

Published on

Last updated on

Ecaterina Paraschiv. All Photos © Pierre Lucet-Penato

[O]pened in 2017 by Ecaterina Paraschiv, Ibrik Café is a Parisian love letter to her Romanian heritage and formative years growing up in Bucharest. The café is named for the star of its coffee program, the ibrik. The device is a tiny copper pot with a handle that brews unfiltered coffee in a pan of hot sand, a practice originally developed in Turkey but became popular in neighboring Romania. Her traditionally made beverages and beautiful menu of fresh Balkan dishes, filled with vegetables and bright colors, became a hit for customers in Paris.

Now, Paraschiv is getting ready to open her second venture, Ibrik Kitchen. The new spot will be more focused on exploring seasonal Romanian and Mediterranean dishes, but as the name suggests, traditional ibrik-made coffees are still on the menu. Mastica, Ouzo, and natural wines from Eastern European countries will be the focus of the new bar program, designed by Stephen Martin. While a set date has not yet been announced, Ibrik Kitchen is scheduled to open in early December, and will be located at 9 rue de Mulhouse, 75002 Paris—walking distance from the original café.

Share This Article

Fresh Cup Staff

Join 7,000+ coffee pros and get top stories, deals, and other industry goodies in your inbox each week.

Other Articles You May Like

Survey Results: The 2023 Coffee Business Owner Salary Report

We surveyed owners of coffee shops and coffee roasting companies to learn how much business owners make in the coffee industry. Here’s what we found.
by Garrett Oden | September 13, 2023

At Clutch Coffee Bar, Drive-Thru Reigns Supreme

Drive-thrus can feel rushed and impersonal. But folks like Clutch Coffee Bar are reimagining the drive-thru model as a vehicle for fun, friendly, and fast customer experiences.
by Anne Mercer | September 1, 2023

How Technology Empowers Coffee Shops to Deliver Consistent Quality

Consistent coffee quality is the key to driving repeat customers. But consistency can be difficult to maintain without the right tools in your arsenal.
by Anne Mercer | July 14, 2023

The New Cafe Consumer Base

In the wake of the pandemic, consumers are engaging with coffee shops in new ways—how to meet the needs of a radically transformed customer base.
by Haley Greene | July 5, 2023