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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 #58 of 267 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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Hartford, Connecticut
12 reviews 12 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Given the history of the café, it's a great place to walk by and maybe have a cup of coffee. I popped in here for lunch on my first day in Paris without realizing the historical significance and left wondering why it was so popular... Service - We got a table right outside in the middle of everything. This was... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Came here with friends on a trip to Paris, loved the idea that chloe hosted her first show in here, as fashion students had to visit ! It was overpriced but the food was good! Recommend the hot chocolate ! Would say that order your drinks all at once as the waiter won't make a second trip for a drink... More

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This wonderful though overpriced French café is the place to be in Paris. Tables are often hard to come by however, when you are lucky enough to get one you are able to stay as long as you like without being rushed at all. Very little English spoken but you feel welcome none the less. Fabulous club sandwich accompanied by... More

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
74 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is in a great area and grabbing a coffee at the Cafe de Flore is a nice way to spend an hour, and people watching. Yes it is a little more expensive than many place, but it felt worthwhile. A great old building as well and looks even more beautiful at night.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The good news is that you can get the classic "French" service for the 15% service charge already included with your bill, this way you don't even have to figure out what to tip. What a bargain! If you must go for the "history" stay out on the sidewalk and just order the overpriced drinks. I must confess that we... More

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Autin Texas USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

One of my favorite cafes in Paris has always been cafe de flore . Been going there for many years but never had enough .this year in January I have been there with a friend in the evening .we got one of the best tables in the terrasse thanks to michel San and Francis . My friend ordered hot chocolat... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Yes, it's like stepping into Parisian history when you come here. It's definitely a place to see and be seen. Fun ambiance and great service, but this place is a little over hyped and over priced. I found it no different than any other French cafe with basic French patisserie food. The toasted bread and goat cheese is a must.... More

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Los Angeles
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A temple to the adornments of life. Best people watching in Paris. And the best Negroni anywhere - served on a white saucer with a single, perfect ice cube dropped into it.

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Athens, Greece
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This place is a living history. The atmosphere, the photos of the past, the mentality if the waiters , everything shows you that this place is a myth. Iove the toasted bread with the goat cheese

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Good service, friendly waiters, excellent moment... A wonderful place to share with your couple or with friends.

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