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Cafe de Flore

172 Bld Saint-Germain, Paris, France
33-1-45-48-55-26
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Ranked #78 of 312 Nightlife in Paris
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This historic café captures the ambience of Paris of old all the way down to its cramped quarters.
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 1:30 am
Owner description: This historic café captures the ambience of Paris of old all the way down to its cramped quarters.

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Kraainem, Belgium
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71 reviews 71 reviews
3 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The Café de Flore is located at the corner of Boulevard Saint Germain and Rue Saint Benoît, a block away from its rival literary café Les Deux Magots (which I reviewed separately). I had a drink there (as often when I am in Paris) on Saturday December 13. around 4:00 PM, it was packed to the rafters, both the main... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We ended up there without to know that the café was the place where sartre and all the other amazing philosophers used to go. We were completely annoyed with the overall experience, bossy service, mess, and prices! A club sandwich was 21 euros?

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Burnaby, British Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Antique Cafe with old furnitune. Chair and table are pretty small that make you sitting uncomfortably. Waiter get to close and always hanging arround at your back. Food and Coffe reach average requirement.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Timeless, special and unique. True Parisian experience. My wife and I went there at night. Great place to relax and talk about your day. Best vin chaud in Paris. One block away from Saint-Germain-des-Prés Métro station. Not as expensive as other travelers suggest.

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Trou d'eau Douce
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The atmosphere of this bar is still timeless. Best time is for breakfast in the morning, with a croissant, coffee, orange juice and a nite book to write down or draw some thoughts...

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Cafe de flore - history and so very Paris. You know you are going to be ripped off, but enjoy you are in Paris. Our kids loved the experience, the staff and the food. Did not care that it was expensive for 4 people for lunch with wine. Who cares - life is too short!

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Greece
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Love the coffee and the pastries! Nice location and atmosphere! It's very expensive though, but you should visit if you are in Paris! ❤️

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We so looked forward to visiting this establishment...but so disappointed with it. Our waiter made Manuel (Fawlty Towers) appear positively professional. Our seating was cramped to the point on restricting ones arms from pick up the cutlery. Our waiter appearred to be in dispute with his colleagues over sharing of tips and hence proceeded to bang everything down at our... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

I know it's a Paris tradition but 50€ for two sodas a tomato salad and a sorbet? And our waiter acted like we were taking up space for a "real" customer. Deux Magots out- paces this place easily if it's tradition you are looking for.

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I don't know about all the history in this place... we found it to be a nice small cafe that had the best french onion soup i've ever had...it had a nice clear broth and was just perfect. Also had the 'salad of the day' which was a bunch of vegetables in a light olive oil dressing that left us... More 

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