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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
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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Better places to have French food but good to people watch!

Service was ok - as was the food. Coffee was terrible! Had much better French meals elsewhere. Good place to people watch though.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Jo Z
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Adelaide, Australia

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Service was ok - as was the food. Coffee was terrible! Had much better French meals elsewhere. Good place to people watch though.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

When you come here, you pay for it's history and reputation. Established in the late 19th century, it has hosted people like Picasso, Bardot, Belmondo and Juliet Greco, who frequented its red leather benches. The cafe is just down the road from its great rival, Aux Deux Magots. The decor is plainer than Deux Magots, but the sense of history... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A pale imitation of the cafe up the street. And the waiter tried to pull a couple of fast ones on us. The breakfast menu was in English but he claimed I ordered jambon (ham) instead of jam with our croissants. Vraiment! I let that one go, since I was hungry. But then he tried to charge us for cinq... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The history of Cafe De Flore is as rich as their thick hearty hot chocolates. Once a meeting point for writers and philosophers alike today in this day and age de Flore still attracts a vast range of patrons and on fashion week particularly the creatives. Fashion bloggers, writers & curious travellers flock to seat themselves here at de Flore... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great place to take a break from shopping and grab a glass of wine and some small eats. Super fun to people watch.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

i came 10 minutes earlier , the staff let Me waiting , gave water and magasines to read while waiting

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

With so much history, the visit to this place was a must. Buzzing with locals as well as tourists, it's often hard to flag down the waiter. Sipping coffee and eating desert while people watching was worth the walk.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

We went there for its long history and story, but so disappointed, no sense atmosphere, rude staff, so pricy. We sat there for a drink for only half an hour with only a few people in the cafe, the staff brought the bills to us without saying anything, we didn't even ask for the bill but they asked us to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I have just experienced some of the best hot chocolate I have ever had. The special Flore hot chocolate was a magic experience for $7. glad the waiter also brought some ice water as I was quite thirsty afterwards. after I poured this rich but not too thick chocolate and sipped my first sip, I didn't care how many calories... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Iconic yes! But I don't really care much about its' past history now: e25.90 (£19.05) for half a lager shandy and a single Ricard with water is a joke!

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Additional Information about Cafe de Flore

Address: Address: 172 Bld Saint-Germain, Paris, France
Phone Number: 33-1-45-48-55-26
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 1:30 am
Monday 7:30 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday 7:30 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday 7:30 am - 1:30 am
Thursday 7:30 am - 1:30 am
Friday 7:30 am - 1:30 am
Saturday 7:30 am - 1:30 am

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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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