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Cafe Charlot

#5,229 of 13,493 Restaurants in Paris
#5,561 of 14,093 Places to Eat in Paris
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Le Marais
Bistro
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 20
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  • 38
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Classic french bistro

Food is quite good, though a bit pricey. Fresh ingredients and well prepared. Appetizers are very good. This place is very trendy and popular, so it can be loud and crowded. Outdoor seating is always busy and a bit crammed, but fun anyway. Waiters are professional.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
David R
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New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We went here for breakfast on a Saturday. To be fair to the staff they took our order quickly, as we arrived at the end of the breakfast period, but they weren't particularly friendly. The selection is really limited (great if you like different formats of egg, bleak if you want anything else) and its about 7 euro for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went to Cafe Charlote after reading very good reviews online plus other people recommendations - I have to say it was Superb (food, staff & wine) Had ham deli board to share and it comes enormous big only €16 you can get anywhere in UK so much food. Staff was very professional and attentive. Can stay whole night and order... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We ate here for breakfast on a lazy Sunday morning , there were 5 of us and we were lucky enough to get seats outside. Its a perfect place for people watching and dog spotting, the food is good, very authentic and beautifully presented. Sadly the waiters attitude put us off our food and left a very sour taste in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Food is quite good, though a bit pricey. Fresh ingredients and well prepared. Appetizers are very good. This place is very trendy and popular, so it can be loud and crowded. Outdoor seating is always busy and a bit crammed, but fun anyway. Waiters are professional.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Great french food, great people watching, always packed. Love this place for brunch or late lunch. The steak tartare and burger are highly recommended. Also they make a really good Aperol Spritz.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went back to Paris around the same time as we are there last year and the Cafe was really one of the very many attractions that Paris has to offer. Food was great - the eggs Benedict divine.Hot chocolate superb! So why did I not give this a 5 - well....the waiters have an attitude and their behavior worsened... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Worth standing around until a table opens. Excellent food and a smart staff that is helpful to tourists. Try a little french and be nice and they will outdo themselves. Menus in French and English.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I saw Gareth Pugh, a man wearing a bonnet, a famous fashion editor, a famous actress, a very plastic lady in an obnoxiously humongous fur coat...such a comfortable place to stay for hours and hours to eat comfort food and just people watch. I always order the salmon burger and love their fries.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I've had late dinner in this restaurant located in the Rue de Bretagne. I found the place quite crowded & nose, but definitively 100% parisien. Full of local people having dinner & drinks. Ambient is great & food is also quite nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We did a lot of walking in Paris and we were getting exhausted. My friend saw this Cafe Charlot and we thought it looked nice from outside so we agreed to give it a try. Luckily we went in just before it got really busy! We enjoyed the atmosphere very much...very Paris style indeed! The food and wine were excellent.... 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: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 am

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