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Cafe de Flore

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Address: 172 Bld Saint-Germain, Paris, France
Phone Number: 33-1-45-48-55-26
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7:30 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 1:30 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Dining
Description: This historic café captures the ambience of Paris of old all the way down...
This historic café captures the ambience of Paris of old all the way down to its cramped quarters.
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Had some really nice wine here and I love the cafe de Flore wine glasses, waiter was nice we sat in the outside area which was really chilled, was quite busy but still we had... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Had some really nice wine here and I love the cafe de Flore wine glasses, waiter was nice we sat in the outside area which was really chilled, was quite busy but still we had quick, friendly service. Thank you

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The classic café in Bld Saint-Germain is atmospheric as the Parisians go about their business. The bustle of the early evening is fascinating, cars being parked on corners, manoeuvring into oncoming traffic, liaisons between businessmen and young well groomed ladies- a fascinating spectacle. Waiting staff are brisk, efficient and looking to 'up-sell' high cost champagne, so be careful. The food... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

CAFE de FLORE is a café, meaning a place where one drinks COFFEE. It is NOT a RESTAURANT. Many writers who later became famous (e. g. Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre) used to spend a great part of the day during the winter there as their rented rooms had no heat and Café de Flore did. To my knowledge,... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I always go to Cafe de Flore - not only for the food, but for the atmosphere. There's also nothing quite like Cafe de Flore's quiche.

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Mangalore, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This place never guarantees you a seat. But once you get in, it feels so cozy. The lemon tart here is simply to die for. Must visit place for pastry lovers.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great breakfast, great coffee, cracking friendly and attentive service. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Went into Cafe de Flore to escape from the July heat and knowing that it was a famous cafe. We were seated for quite a long while and no waiter came to take our order. We tried to catch the attention of one older waiter who was wearing glasses, and he screamed across the cafe at us (I suppose, in... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I really wanted to go to the Cafe de Flore (due to its literary patrons of old) and although the lunch bill made my eyes water (even though our order was basic - omelette and salad with some coffee), I couldn't be more glad I went because it really is a special place. its got a great atmosphere and it... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

It's a nice sitting in summer day. I had my light brunch there and the bill was about 30 euros, even for Paris it's too much expensive. Well the food is OK with no surprise. Nowadays, Cafe de Flore is more like a must vist sightseeing spot than a serious catering business.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Not just the air in paris but what wonderful coffee. I do speak french but if you are american or foreign either point or ask they were very kind to help. I will sit outside no matter how cold.

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighborhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighborhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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