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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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Historic Cafe and you Pay for It!

I guess this is one of those places worth visiting once but that's probably enough for me! Pluses include the great location near the Left Bank, nice classic decor, and excellent... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I guess this is one of those places worth visiting once but that's probably enough for me! Pluses include the great location near the Left Bank, nice classic decor, and excellent mille feuille. However be prepared for exorbitant prices, tourist banishing their name brand loot, and snooty service to boot!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Lovely classic venue but aweful service...I'm french living in Singapore and I took my boss there while on a buisness trip to Paris. Thinking I wasn't french the waiter tried to push us to buy more in the rudest way. I had to talk to the manager to explain how embarassed and ashamed I was for an establishement so prestigious.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My boyfriend and I actually wanted to go to our favourite little cafe a few doors down called Deux Maggot, but unfortunately it was closed for refurbishment. We therefore accidentally stumbled upon this cafe and though why not! It was very busy and popular and full of locals, which I like. You may have to wait around for a table... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

When I go to Paris, I visit Cafe de Flore several times. Every time of the day is perfect. Breakfast are delicious, the typical french breakfast with tartine, eggs, croissants, the coffee and hot chocolate are delicious. Also is a good place for an evening drink with your friends, to go before dinner or even after to see the people.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I only stopped by the café for drinks, but was glad I did. It is full of locals! You will feel like you are in Paris. The area is great for shopping and walking around. Many reviews of cafe's and restaurants in Paris warn of crowded tables, but this is simply the norm and part of the charm of Paris.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Cafe de Flore is a wonderful bar/ restaurant on the Bulevard St Germain in the 6eme arrondissement in Paris. Directly overlooking the street, this cafe has been around for ages. We are told that it was a favourite haunt of many famous artists, musicians & intellectuals since WW2 days. Highly recommended - book well in advance as tables in this... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We went for breakfast at 10h30 and the place was crowded. Maitre d' super-disinterested in us. We sat ourselves down on one of 5 tables covered in other peoples' breakfast debis. Service very slow and many customers were showing dissatisfaction. A container of someone's leftover croissants were shoved at us eventually, plus a coffee and hot chocolate. No plates, knives,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The café de flore is great situated at Saint-Germain-des-Prés. If you seat outdoor its Boulevard café style. Nice and friendly staff. 10 Euro for a beer is too much.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Nice place but service extremely slow and paid 20 Euros for the most unappetising bowl of scrambled egg and smoked salmon ive ever seen. Would not return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went in at 12:30am for a hot chocolate... Wow, super hot delicious chocolate. You can feel the history in your surroundings.

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Staying in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

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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.