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Cafe Mabillon

164 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
+33 (0)1 43 26 62 93
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Ranked #7,694 of 12,782 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Hôtel-de-Ville
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Hôtel-de-Ville
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

After a very long day of exploring Paris, we found this very busy café not far from the Mabillon métro stop. Exhausted and starving, we found two outdoor seats and collapsed. The food was incredibly good. It certainly wasn't Michelin star-worthy, so I wouldn't call it the best cuisine I've ever consumed, but it was definitely the best café/brasserie food... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went here for the happy hour cocktails, as we were staying just across the road. I found them good value for Paris, well presented and promptly served. Nice friendly place but nothing to write home about. Didn't eat here. Overall impression was very favourable - the place delivered what it sets out to do. It's not a typical Paris cafe... More

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Palo Alto, California
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173 reviews 173 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We needed a late night spot to dine after touring the Eiffel Tower at sunset and our concierge suggested we try Mabillon in our neighborhood. I'm guessing that he knew it was one of the few places where the kitchen would still be open late, because otherwise I can't imagine recommending this place to anyone. The food was not very... More

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Atlanta
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It's not an easy task to find bistro in Paris which serves poor food. If you are looking for such - Le Café Mabillon it is. However, my rating is "terrible" and the reason is dishonest garçon. He served me with the bill almost 50% higher than the actual. I didn't want to argue and asked whether he is certain... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

In a really cool area, St Germain de Pres and honestly this has to be the best hot chocolate I have ever tasted in my life,when I am in Paris i go out of my way to go here.

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London, United Kingdom
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160 reviews 160 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Great place to nip in for a cocktail or glass of wine and some authentic Parisian food. Waiters are all very friendly and professional, it's always busy and social. Sit outside if you can as it is a great spot to people watch! Again its Paris prices so be prepared. No problems with speaking English, infact I haven't experienced that... More

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Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I cannot comment on the food as we called in for a drink on Saturday night 14 euro for a Mojito, 11 euro for a bottled beer... I know this is Boulevard Saint Germain in Paris, but in my opinion, even by Paris standards these prices are having a laugh. There are lots of other options close to Café Mabilion... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My daughter and I were visiting Paris a couple weeks ago (miss it already, such a great vibe there!). We were wandering Boulevard Saint Germaine and were intrigued by this smart looking cafe and its fun, convivial atmosphere. We were not disappointed and spent a wonderful, very fun evening sitting at the bar sipping Mojitos while chatting with Jimmy, the... More

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Helena, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We had a lovely, leisurely lunch at the outdoor seating. Food was fabulous and I was delighted to discover that the wait staff, in addition to being very professional, also spoke English. My chicken and risotto dish was delightful and one of the best meals I've had anywhere.

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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Came for cocktails, lovely cosy place, nice cocktails (if overpriced, but hey- it's Paris) ... €16 for a champagne cocktail, €14 for a regular cocktail. Horribly abrupt, moody staff that appear to hate everyone. Shame really as the decor and location are great.

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