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Cafe de Flore

172 Bld Saint-Germain, Paris, France
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As featured in 3 days in Paris
Ranked #64 of 285 Nightlife in Paris
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: This historic café captures the ambience of Paris of old all the way down to its cramped quarters.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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100 reviews 100 reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Place where one should go for breakfast. The place is bulging with local french artists. The food is good and the atmosphere is traditional to french cafés. Service is friendly.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is one of the grand, old cafes of Paris so you should expect classic surroundings. You'll get that at Cafe de Flore. It is also quite the tourist destination. Many people around us were speaking English.We had croissants and cafe, which were fine. Nothing special. The tab? $28USD. Was it worth it? Maybe not, but it's something you should... More

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Sebastian, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Satisfactory food, but not many choices, mostly eggs. Higher price than usual area Cafes. Would recommend for light meal or snack.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Fantastic place to visit at least for a drink, very pricey but worth it for the history. Some staff are very rude especially towards foreigners, but cest la vie!

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25 reviews 25 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Hot chocolate is very nice for travelers, friendly and attractive staff.

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New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Went here for the history and because it was so close to our hotel. We had a quick breakfast of cafe creme, tea, croissants and pastries. It was actually pretty wonderful. I enjoyed the cafe creme so much, I ordered extra coffee. Pastries were really good. Nice Parisian ambiance also, as we sat outside. Waiter was even friendly. My only... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
29 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We actually planned to eat somewhere else for breakfast but being August it was shut when we got there and we had traipsed across town on the Metro. We wandered down the main road and there were lots of people inside so we gave it a go. We had no idea of the history of the building (I have just... More

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London, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I feel surreal to sit in the coffee shop that has the same setting of what it was 90 years ago, hosting those most intelligent people at the time, such as Chinese premier Zhou enlai..

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

In all honesty, it's a nice cafe - it really is, and we enjoyed being there but probably not for the right reasons. It is not at all exceptional. It's not even in a particularly good location since you can't see anything other than the main road (Bd St Germaine). It has history of course, but then you will know... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Parisian coffee monument like you see in a black and white old movie. Open balcony letting the warm sum light the indoors. Just sitting there for a couple of hours filled our batteries for the whole trip (so we decided to come again for a late lunch)

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