Paris - The Used Book Cafe is a dark and moody café located in the fantastic concept store Merci, at 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais 75003. The cafe has two seating areas, one to the street and one to the internal courtyard that regularly houses the store's famed red car. The food is simple and delicious, and one is never felt rushed so you can easily sit and take in the thousands of books that surround you.
For the beginning of a series about design ideas worth cribbing from stylish restaurants, what better place to start than Paris, the culinary (and the style) capital of the world? These five eateries are all as different as they are stylish, but you'll find plenty of inspiration here for your apartment (or just your travel plans).