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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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We had a quick espresso (cafe de flore) there, which was very good. Yet, prices are crazy and waiters are typical parisiennes (a bit arrogant). Quite interesting just sitting... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Wolfgang M
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Jacksonville, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

While this cafe is as crowded as all Paris cafes, the service was great and the food was wonderful. We had the Quiche Lorraine and weren't disappointed. Great place to stop in the St. Germain des Pres area. We found it in our DK London Guidebook.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We had a quick espresso (cafe de flore) there, which was very good. Yet, prices are crazy and waiters are typical parisiennes (a bit arrogant). Quite interesting just sitting there and observing what's happening. Hard to get a place during the WE. Many famous people go there ...

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The ambiance is historical and the decoration is elegant. The front facade of the cafe is covered with beautiful flowers. The service was extremely friendly and fast. We had vegetable soup and it was very good. Would definitely go there again.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I came here for the Philocafe (see www.meetup.com/english-cafe-philo-in-paris/ ) which was fantastic, but that's the only good reason for coming to this place, where the service is poor and the prices are outrageous - 10eur for a glass of wine!

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monaghan,ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 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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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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