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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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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 1:30 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

This historic café captures the ambience of Paris of old all the way...

This historic café captures the ambience of Paris of old all the way down to its cramped quarters.

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A Reliable Cafe in the Latin Quarter

Several well-known cafés occupy this stretch of the boulevard Saint-Germain. Le Deux Magots, a favorite of the literati, is just up the way across from the stunning Eglise de... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
David N
Great Falls, Virginia

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Great Falls, Virginia
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several well-known cafés occupy this stretch of the boulevard Saint-Germain. Le Deux Magots, a favorite of the literati, is just up the way across from the stunning Eglise de Saint-German des Prés, which often offers concerts, some featuring interesting combinations of instruments (organ, cornet, and alto voice). The Café de Flore is a standard. It serves typical French food. The... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Cafe with great service, good coffee, tasty pastry. I would definitely visit again. The atmosphere is great and the waiters are great.

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Gorgan, Iran
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because of history of this place and writers who came here many years ago-Sartre, Hemingway, ..-and it's Parisian style, I like this place. Although people feels they are not welcomed, yes , especially if you cannot speak french.

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6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Too touristic. Just emblematic name, but food was standard, too pricey. My suggestion would be that you should not be drived by its name and if you fell in love with another coffe just get in and have a good time.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a lovely meal elsewhere we decided to pop in for a nightcap. We were seated inside & it was easy to imagine that this place has not changed much over the years. My husband and I had the hot chocolate which was delicious. Had to be done!

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This famous French Cafe is known as a place for famous writers but do not expect anything amazing. The waiters have this parisienne attitude, of mixture of boredom and lassitude. The food offered on the menu is very limited, salad, quiche, Frankfurter Sausage. Do not expect French Food. This place is good for a drink but go somewhere else if... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My name is Tony , we had been planning to visit this cafe for some time as it was part of my daughters 18th birthday as you can imagine she was very excited to know she was to go there. On our arrival we were shown to the upstairs area as the road side and down stairs were full as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

A classic cafe to visit, famous because beeing "the place" for intellectuals in earlier days. Great service, great wine

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Location Location, have a drink people watch then move on.Do not order any food not worth the money .no room to move ,expensive .

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Yes a famous place to eat. Yes very busy. But in today's social media world you perhaps will need to lift the bar now or otherwise you will read about it on trip advisor. Positives we sat outside excellent waiter excellent coffee. Negatives overpriced compared to others ... Living on reputation but if you don't deliver this will eventually disappear... More 

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