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Cafe de Flore

172 Bld Saint-Germain, Paris, France
33-1-45-48-55-26
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Ranked #73 of 291 Nightlife in Paris
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: This historic café captures the ambience of Paris of old all the way down to its cramped quarters.
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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

One of the true historic landmarks of Paris, where the intelligencia used to gather. Now mostly for tourists, though a surprising number of Parisians also come here for drinks and light fair. Crowded and over-priced? Maybe. But that's part of its charm. Amazingly good service despite the heavy traffic.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is one of those 'novelty cafes' with a long history and where famous people have came here to drink and dine in the past. The cafe itself is nothing special. We came here for some drinks and were escorted to the seats upstairs. It was very hot and stuffy, especially unpleasant when you are already hot from walking around... More

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Seattle WA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Ok, are you looking for a place to take in the sights of Paris and do some people watching yet eat some delicious French food. I highly recommend that you take a seat outside and strike up a conversation with the people at the next table and take in the Paris experience. We ordered the classic French omelet and it... More

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Paris, France
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is one of those famous cafes in Paris because of its history and reputation, and It sounds posh to be at a place like that ! if you like to be seen and watch people, then it could be interesting I guess, given that it's also full of tourists ! Other than this, the terrace is average, it's crowded,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We go to Cafe de Flore everytime in Paris. It is in a great location, among other well known cafes though this one is our favorite for the product. We go for coffee, no food. The cappuccino's are good; my wife gets drinking chocolate. It is not cheap ($16 euro) but we like the experience. The service I find is... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Place where one should go for breakfast. The place is bulging with local french artists. The food is good and the atmosphere is traditional to french cafés. Service is friendly.

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denver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is one of the grand, old cafes of Paris so you should expect classic surroundings. You'll get that at Cafe de Flore. It is also quite the tourist destination. Many people around us were speaking English.We had croissants and cafe, which were fine. Nothing special. The tab? $28USD. Was it worth it? Maybe not, but it's something you should... More

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Sebastian, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Satisfactory food, but not many choices, mostly eggs. Higher price than usual area Cafes. Would recommend for light meal or snack.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Fantastic place to visit at least for a drink, very pricey but worth it for the history. Some staff are very rude especially towards foreigners, but cest la vie!

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Tokyo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Hot chocolate is very nice for travelers, friendly and attractive staff.

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