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Cafe Charlot

Le Marais
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38 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris, France
33 1 44 54 03 30
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7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Lovely surprise

Worth so many cafes nearby we found cafe Charlot the best. Came in for a late supper and really enjoyed the food which unlike other nearby establishments was properly made. Chicken was tender, risotto delicious, cheese plate fresh and even creme broule turned out much better than other places... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
Tal M
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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

expensive and pretentious place! The food is very basic (bistro/brasserie) but way way overpriced (20 euros for a basic chicken and greens, 9 euros for a plate of raspberries?!). Clearly they are making customers pay for the location (rue de Bretagne is trendy). People are overdressed, waiters are extremely unfriendly and unhelpful, and we had to wait for a while... More 

Thank Rebeccus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Worth so many cafes nearby we found cafe Charlot the best. Came in for a late supper and really enjoyed the food which unlike other nearby establishments was properly made. Chicken was tender, risotto delicious, cheese plate fresh and even creme broule turned out much better than other places. Cocktails were only ok. If your around and looking for a... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Lovely cafe opposite the Marche des Enfant Rouges. Busy at any time of day. Cafe Charlot offers a great atmosphere and excellent food. The burgers are huge and there are lots of options but not a vegetarian burger. Plenty of other choices on the menu other than burgers. The waiters are efficient and look very professional. I felt the wine... More 

Thank Monica R
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner in this nice and noisy typical restaurant of Paris. This is what we were looking for and we enjoyed our meal very much. There is no "show of". The plate are well served. Our plates were not complicated, but the products were high quality products. We took the chateaubriand and the veal escalope. The meat was fabulous.... More 

Thank legreg79
Prato, Italy
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189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Maybe the moat fashion bar in le marais. Perfect for a drink, breakfast, lunch, dinner and after dinner. Waitress are very professional and the location is perfect!!!

Thank sandrociardi
The Hague, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Café Charlot is a lovely lunch spot in one of Paris' best neighborhoods, Le Marais. They serve a classic bistrot menu in a nicely decorated space. The food is of good quality and the staff was incredibly nice!

Thank Emilyjolie88
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I always come here when I crave quality and great service. It's located perfectly in the Marais, for people watching and meetings.

Thank Tina_sol_
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Delicious hot chocolate in a delightful cafe. Just the place to stop and enjoy the ambience in the back streets of Paris.

Thank Jannette M
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We came upon this cafe by chance and liked it so much we had breakfast here twice. Great location; efficient staff and delicious breakfast. The second time we went I went for their formulate (around 11 euros) which included boiled egg, croissant, toast, fresh orange juice and superb hot chocolate so worth every penny.

Thank Rachel E
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137 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Quintessential bistro, super décor, warm, cosy and always packed! Went here alone after arriving at hotel late, and they steered me here. Pounced on the steak tartare (good although a bit chunky), fabulous frites, classic crème caramel -- exactly what I wanted for my first night. Service was good and perfectly attentive to a single female. Went back with my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighborhood: Le Marais
  • Phone Number: 33 1 44 54 03 30

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 51
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner, you'll come across little gems of architecture spanning the centuries, from understated medieval towers to classical libraries and 17th century splendor. This neighborhood unites a rich mix of people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.
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