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Cafe de Flore

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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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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Nice Cafe with Friendly Staffs

This ever famous cafe is just like many other cafes in Paris, serving good French bakeries, reasonably good coffee, nice foods, but we like the most about this cafe is their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
爾文 彭
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monaghan,ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

This place simply talks French to you all the time - its simply wonderful - from the charming waiters who love big orders and then get very grumpy when the order is small - to the food which is simply real french - sitting outside watching the world go by - also the people waiting on Sat/Sun for you to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This ever famous cafe is just like many other cafes in Paris, serving good French bakeries, reasonably good coffee, nice foods, but we like the most about this cafe is their English menu and most importantly, very friendly staffs! But I must say that their price is slightly on the high side. By the way, you have to pay for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I were there just for a drink. Beautiful location and ok wine. Too bad it was all kind of ruined by the prices on the menu. If they had been more fair we would have had dinner there.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

A corner I never miss when I'm in Paris… Yes crowded, sometimes waiting but it has always it's own charm and be ready to bump up with a celebrity!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I found the place to be very quaint - a great people watching location. I ordered the hot chocolate and it was very tasty. The service here was excellent. I felt very attended to. One of the waiters accidentally spilled drinks on me but luckily I was wearing a waterproof jacket and my bag was waterproof as well so no... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The place was crowded, especially outside the restaurant at this sunny day in April. We chose to drink our coffee here another time, but it was good to see this restaurant again. This was one of Jean Paul Sartre's favorites. Recommended.

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Jersey, England
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I have been here many times over 40 years. Sadly standards have fallen badly. On this occasion, I visited mid-morning, when there were almost no other customers - unsurprisingly. There was no 'Bonjour' from the staff - no welcome - just blank faces. Finally, after waiting 10 minutes, my order was taken. Why do such places not have the sense... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

After repeatedly addressing the central manager/waiter, we were eventually referred to one of the actual waiters. All of this in a very hasty atmosphere, so very bad beginning... Normally we would have left but were wondering for a while and actually super hungry. Then we wanted to order but our first 2 choices were both no longer available. Somehow this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Café de Flore is like the mother of all Parisian cafees so of course me and my friend had to try it one evening. We had two café creme with one chocolate eclair and one Opera chocolate cake. We really liked our eclair, the Opera cake a was a bit dry. Even though everything was a bit overpriced, it's still... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

In Paris on business for the first time in early Spring, I stayed with friends, a delightful French couple and their children, in their Paris condo. One fine misty, rainy week night, they took me for beautiful driving tour of the City. Would you like some coffee, Joi, they asked. So we went to Cafe de Flore, I have no... More 

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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.