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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 #59 of 252 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Popped in here on recommendations in guide books, it was nice but nothing special, there are lots of other equally nice places to stop off. I wish I had checked trip advisor on this one!

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Victor, Montana
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The chic is wearing thin at this place. The wait staff is snobby and everything on the menu is over-priced. We went there for the hot chocolate. It is mediocre at best. Go to Angelina's instead! Long story short, they are still riding a wave of popularity that must have been earned at some time in the past, but that,... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Café De Flore had always been in our wish list when planning Paris. Thus we went early in the morning as we want to be a Parisian having a great Breakfast and people watching at their outdoor. Service was not tip top but acceptable for a reputable CAFE. Croissant was great soft and crispy. Breakfast selection varieties are pretty limited... More

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Jessheim, Norway
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Yes, it's expensive, yes it's cramped and yes, the food is average considering the price, but what do you expect in a cafe with this history, mentioned in the travel guides as one of the places frequented by Jean-Paul Satre. The atmosphere is magic, it's busy, cramped and the decor is straight out of another era(probably hadn't been updated since... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

'Cafe de Flore' kept popping up in various travel sites and books so I figured it was one of the 'must see' places in Paris. I had to convince my boyfriend to go inside, but as soon as we sat down we both regretted it. First, the prices are sky high - even for the average high priced restaurants in... More

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Iconic, simple, soft. Expected to hear some music but was pretty silent. Anyway it's a must and it's always worth it.

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Taipei, Taiwan
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Cafe expresso charge 4.6 euro, and coffee is the same as any other cafe. But you know it is not famous for its coffee, and your girl must take you there.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

disgusting cocktails disgusting people and... average 50s disgusting price... 17 EUR for a cocktail in rue du rennes???? the cocktails are really a bunch of random mixes without any sense 1 egg costs 11 EUR... just keep that in mind... thieves... they should be in prison

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

- Overpriced and noisy, but worth it for the scene. Expensive salads. Not great food... But for tourists who have money to spend, it's just OK.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

We have visited here at the end of november- which means less crowd. We were there at 11:30 am or so and there were only 2 pieces of croissants left. If you wanna try breakfast, visit earlier. The atmosphere deserves this price, I wouldn't say here is overpriced.

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