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Cafe Charlot

#4,872 of 13,344 Restaurants in Paris
#5,199 of 13,947 Places to Eat in Paris
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Neighborhood:
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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 57
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    Very good
  • 42
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  • 19
    Poor
  • 35
    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
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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
MeeraJag
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
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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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Nice atmosphere with a lot of tables outside. Maybe not a major food experience but their burgers are great. Lots of young people out and about. Will go again.

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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The food is good quality bistro food. We had the bacon cheese burger and the steak tartar and a bottle of Rose for €88. However the big highlight of this restaurant is its perfect location on a sunny day. We got a table, after a 15 minute wait, outside in the sun, and this was the main attraction for us.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I definitely recommend this place because the atmosphere and the food are good but unfortunately the waiters are pretty rude. I guess it is Paris .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

After a late afternoon checking out Le Marais, we walked around and found Cafe Charlot. We chose a table and sat down among other couples in this small corner cafe. It was very nice and the waiters were friendly. They don't have a large menu, so my husband and I both had veal milanese over a salad and a bottle... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Charlot

Address: 38 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 44 54 03 30
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
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
Average Prices: USD 37 - 51
Cuisine: Bistro

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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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene
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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