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Columbus Café Wi-Fi Hotspots in Paris

Restaurant Overview

Columbus Cafe and Co. logo.

Established in 1994, Columbus Café became the first French chain of espresso bars. After adopting a franchise business model in 2004, it now numbers more than fifty stores in France and abroad (Belgium and the Middle East). The company says they chose the name "in honor of the legendary navigator Christopher Columbus."

Columbus Café offers a warm and friendly atmosphere at all times of day, eat-in or take-out, with a wide choice of beverages (coffee, tea, fruit juice, smoothies...), sandwiches (baguettes, wraps , paninis), salads, and also desserts (muffins, cookies, cheesecake, pies).

Starting in January 2006, Columbus contracted with the global supplier Free-Hotspot, to provide customers at all of its stores with free Wi-Fi connections (accompanied by a retail purchase, of course). This set somewhat of a precedent at the time, since certain of its competitors were charging up to €4.50 per 30-minute session.

Editing and portions written by Ian C. Mills, DiscoverFrance.net. Editorial content, listings, and lay-out are © 2010- Discover France. (Image credits are listed in the Bibliography.) All Rights Reserved.

Comments

A Columbus Café table (the restaurants are often quite small) is a great place to quickly read one's mail or surf the web for 15 minutes.

Since Columbus Café's clientele are primarily students, offering a free Wi-Fi connection seems to be a huge competitive advantage. Kudos to Columbus for its innovative thinking in 2006!

— Thierry Milard, owner of cafes-wifi.com

Company information

Brooklyn Coffee Company d.b.a. Columbus Coffee
Company headquarters: 11, rue de Téhéran, 75008 Paris.
Phone: 01 44 51 60 00
Nicolas Riché, President & CEO (born 16 December 1968 at Neuilly-sur-Seine)
Founded: 29 October 1998
Formation: SARL (Société à responsabilité limitée)
Capitalization: € 20,000.00
Revenues: € 516,300.00 (2010); € 1,352,000.00 (2009)
Business registration: RCS Paris B 420 689 473
SIRET: 42068947300213
Web site: http://www.columbuscafe.com

Wi-Fi Provider

Free-Hotspot.com logo.

Anacapa Holdings Ltd. dba free-hotspot.com
European headquarters: Merchants House, 2nd Floor
27-30 Merchants Quay, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone: +353 1 612 1415 ; Fax: +353 1 684 0125
Joseph A. Brunoli, Managing Director
Web: http://www.free-hotspot.com

List of Locations in Paris
(in order by arrondissement)

If you find an error in our listings, or a location which is no longer in operation, we would greatly appreciate if you could report it here. Suggestions for new listings are also welcome. Thank you!

Interior of Columbus Cafe at Boulevard des Capucines.
Interior of Columbus Café at Boulevard des Capucines.
(click on image to see larger version)

Columbus Café & Co. Capucines
Address: 43, boulevard des Capucines, 75002 Paris (map)
Phone: 09 65 25 44 30
Métro: Madeleine (lines 8, 12, 14), Opéra (lines 3, 7, 8)
Hours: not provided
Wi-Fi access: free, registration (network: Free-Hotspot)

Columbus Café & Co. Vieille-du-Temple
Address: 25, rue Vieille du Temple, 75004 Paris (map)
Phone: 01 42 72 20 25
Métro: Hôtel de Ville (lines 1, 11)
Hours: Mon. - Thurs., 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., Sat. - Sun. 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wi-Fi access: free, registration (network: Free-Hotspot)

Columbus Café & Co. Soufflot
Address: 21, rue Soufflot, 75005 Paris (map)
Phone: 01 43 25 41 41
Métro: Luxembourg (RER-B)
Hours: Mon. - Thurs., 7:00 a.m. - 21h; Fri. - Sat., 7:00 a.m. - 23h; Sun., 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wi-Fi access: free, registration (network: Free-Hotspot)

Columbus Café & Co. Vavin
Address: 15, rue Vavin, 75006 Paris (map)
Phone: 01 40 46 06 14
Métro: Notre Dame des Champs (line 12)
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sat. - Sun., 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wi-Fi access: free, registration (network: Free-Hotspot)
Notes: We believe this location is a Subway restaurant now. If you have any more information, please help us to update this listing. Thank you!

Exterior view of a modernised Columbus Cafe at Rue Vieille du Temple in Paris.
Exterior view of a modernised Columbus Café, conceived
by the design firm Pulp, at Rue Vieille du Temple.
(click on image to see larger version)

Columbus Café & Co. Saint-André des Arts
Address: 24, rue Saint-André des Arts, 75006 Paris (map)
Phone: 01 56 24 08 64
Métro: Saint-Michel (line 4)
Hours: Mon. - Thurs., 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Fri., 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sat., 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sun., 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wi-Fi access: free, registration (network: Free-Hotspot)
Notes: We believe this location is a Subway restaurant now. If you have any more information, please help us to update this listing. Thank you!

FNAC Café Digitale
Address: 77-81, boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris (map)
Phone: 01 53 10 44 79
Métro: Odéon (lines 4, 10)
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wi-Fi access: free, registration (network: Free-Hotspot)

Columbus Café & Co. Saint-Dominique
Address: 81, rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris (map)
Phone: 01 45 55 45 45
Métro: La Tour-Maubourg (line 8)
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sat. - Sun., 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wi-Fi access: free, registration (network: Free-Hotspot)

Columbus Café & Co. La Boétie
Address: 26, rue La Boétie, 75008 Paris (map)
Phone: 01 53 43 80 01
Métro: Miromesnil
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wi-Fi access: free, registration (network: Free-Hotspot)

FNAC Café Columbus Champs-Elysées
Address: Galerie du Claridge - 74, avenue des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris (map)
Phone: 01 53 53 64 38
Métro: Franklin Roosevelt
Hours: 7 days/wk., 10:00 a.m. - 12 midnight.
Wi-Fi access: free, registration (network: Free-Hotspot)

Columbus Café & Co. rue du Colisée
Address: 22, rue du Colisée, 75008 Paris (map)
Phone: 09 64 43 12 58
Métro: Saint-Philippe-du-Roule (line 9)
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wi-Fi access: free, registration (network: Free-Hotspot)

FNAC Café Columbus Saint-Lazare
Address: Place du Havre, 75009 Paris (map)
Phone: 01 55 31 21 61
Métro: Saint-Lazare (lines 3, 12, 13, 14)
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Thurs. evenings until 9:30 p.m.
Wi-Fi access: free, registration (network: Free-Hotspot)

Columbus Café & Co. Italie 2
FNAC Italie 2 - Centre Commercial Italie 2
Address: 24, avenue d'Italie, 75013 Paris (map)
Phone: 01 45 88 00 66
Métro: Place d'Italie (lines 5, 6, 7)
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wi-Fi access: free, registration (network: Free-Hotspot)

Columbus Café & Co. Steinkerque
Address: 8, rue de Steinkerque, 75018 Paris (map)
Phone: 01 42 62 42 61
Métro: Anvers
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wi-Fi access: free, registration (network: Free-Hotspot)


Columbus Café in the Paris suburbs

Columbus Café & Co. Ussy-sur-Marne
Station-Service BP, Autoroute A-4 (highway to Reims)
Aire de Service Ussy-sur-Marne, 77260 Ussy-sur-Marne
Phone: 01 60 32 26 01
Hours: 7 days/wk., 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wi-Fi access: free, registration (network: Free-Hotspot)

FNAC Café Columbus Vélizy 2
FNAC Vélizy 2 - Centre Commercial Vélizy 2
Address: 2, avenue de l'Europe, 78140 Vélizy-Villacoublay (map)
Phone: 01 39 26 13 47
Hours: Mon. - Thurs., 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Fri.11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Wi-Fi access: free, registration (network: Free-Hotspot)

FNAC Café Columbus Parly 2
FNAC Parly 2 - Centre Commercial Parly 2
Address: 51-55, avenue Dutartre, 78250 Le Chesnay (map)
Phone: 01 39 23 35 95
Hours: Tues. - Sat., 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wi-Fi access: free, registration (network: Free-Hotspot)

Columbus Café & Co. Évry 2
Centre Commercial Évry 2
Address: 2, boulevard de l'Europe, 91000 Évry (map)
Phone: 01 60 78 94 94
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wi-Fi access: free, registration (network: Free-Hotspot)
Notes: This large shopping mall contains 235 shops, 30 restaurants, and 10 cinema screens.

Columbus Café & Co. Leroy Merlin
Address: 6, allée Jean Coulon, 93190 Livry-Gargan (map)
Phone: 01 64 26 53 16
Hours: Mon. - Sun., 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wi-Fi access: free, registration (network: Free-Hotspot)
Notes: Adjacent to the giant Leroy Merlin home improvement store.

Columbus Café & Co. Créteil
Centre Commercial Régional Créteil-Soleil
Address: Avenue de la France Libre, 94000 Créteil (map)
Phone: 01 56 71 30 52
Métro: Créteil - Préfecture (line 8)
Hours: Mon. - Sun., 8:30a .m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wi-Fi access: free, registration (network: Free-Hotspot)
Notes: This large shopping mall contains 200 stores, Carrefour (supermarket), UGC Ciné Cité Créteil (cinema), and 20 restaurants; mall hours are 7 days/wk., 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.


Columbus Café at the Paris airports

Columbus Café & Co. Aéroport Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle Chariot
Airport Terminal 2-F
Chariot Ecomat
95174 Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle
Phone : 01 74 29 01 90
Hours: Mon. - Sun., 5:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wi-Fi access: free, registration (network: Free-Hotspot)

Columbus Café & Co. Aéroport Orly Ouest
Airport Terminal West, 94546 Orly Aérogare
Phone: 01 70 03 71 06
Hours: Mon. - Sun., 5:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wi-Fi access: free, registration (network: Free-Hotspot)

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Columbus Café in the French provinces

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Columbus Café & Co. - Bordeaux
38, rue place Gambetta, 33000 Bordeaux
Opening in June

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Columbus Café & Co. - Rennes
1, place Sainte Anne, 35000 Rennes
Opening in June

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Columbus Café & Co. - Romange
Autouroute A-36, 39700 Romange 
(Direction: Mulhouse > Beaune)
Opening in July

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Columbus Café & Co. - Audelange
Autouroute A-36, 39700 Audelange  
Direction: Beaune > Mulhouse
Opening in July

New Location!
Columbus Café & Co. - Troyes
25, rue Raymond Poincarré, 10000 Troyes
Phone: 09 50 92 10 78
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

New Location!
Columbus Café & Co. - Air des Landes
Shell Service Station
Landes Nord A-62
Direction: Toulouse > Bordeaux

New Location!
Columbus Café & Co. - Toulouse
10, rue du Taur, 31000 Toulouse
Phone: 05 61 12 48 21 
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

New Location!
Columbus Café & Co. - Aix-en-Provence
3, rue Emeric David, 13100 Aix en Provence
Phone: 04 42 53 58 02
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

New Location!
Columbus Café & Co. - Marseille
193 avenue du Prado, 13008 Marseille
Phone: 09 63 46 53 33
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Columbus Café & Co. - Vitrimont
Roc France Esso Station
RN 333 - Aire de Vitrimont, 54300 Vitrimont

Columbus Café & Co. - Bordeaux
Gare Saint-Jean
1, rue Charles Domercq, 33800 Bordeaux
Phone: 05 56 92 71 58
Hours: Mon. - Sun., 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Columbus Café & Co. - Fnac Lyon
85, rue de la République, 69002 Lyon
Phone: 04 72 40 49 58
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Columbus Café & Co. - Leroy Merlin Colomiers
2, rue Marie Curie, ZAC du Perget, 31770 Colomiers
Phone: 05 34 39 14 65
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Columbus Café & Co. - Limoges
12, place de la République, 87000 Limoges
Phone: 09 61 36 38 44
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Columbus Café & Co. - Montpellier
Centre Commercial Odysseum,
Rue G. Mellies, ZAC du Millénaire, 34090 Montpellier
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Columbus Café & Co. - Mornas
Autoroute A-7, Aire de Mornas les Adrets, 84550 Mornas
Phone: 04 90 37 03 33

Columbus Café & Co. - Fnac Nice
44-46, avenue Jean Médecin, 06000 Nice
Phone: 04 93 92 04 16
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Columbus Café & Co. - Nice
24, rue Tonduti de l'Escarène, 06000 Nice
Phone: 04 93 88 04 99
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Columbus Café & Co. - Strasbourg
Centre Commercial Rivétoile
Passage de l'Etoile, 67000 Strasbourg
Phone: 03 88 40 28 93
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Columbus Café & Co. - Fnac Bordeaux
50, rue de Sainte Catherine, 33800 Bordeaux
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Columbus Café & Co.
Aéroport Toulouse Blagnac
31700 Blagnac
Phone: 05 61 16 70 40
Hours: Mon. - Sun., 5:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Columbus Café & Co. - Gare de Dijon
19 bis, cour de la Gare, 21000 Dijon
Phone: 03 80 41 40 35

Columbus Café & Co. - Giberville
Autoroute Région Normandie TR2
Aire de Giberville, 14000 Caen
Phone: 02 31 35 21 32
Hours: Mon. - Sun., 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.


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