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Le Pre aux Clercs

#1,297 of 13,970 Restaurants in Paris
#1,373 of 14,871 Places to Eat in Paris
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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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30 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 43 54 41 73
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6:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 43
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  • 36
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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent salade Nicoise

The cafe is quintessential Paris - the tables are next to each other, not near, but right next to each other. If that bothers you, go elsewhere. There is outside seating although since it was rainy we sat inside. If close quarters don't discourage your visit do try the salade Nicoise. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
travchef
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SE USA
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SE USA
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488 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The cafe is quintessential Paris - the tables are next to each other, not near, but right next to each other. If that bothers you, go elsewhere. There is outside seating although since it was rainy we sat inside. If close quarters don't discourage your visit do try the salade Nicoise. It is nicely presented and the anchovies are fresh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff ia kind prices are resonable and you can find everything about french breakfast. Menu is small but enough. Coffee was legend

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Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideal for a coffee or a sandwich or a quick meal like a salad or soup after shopping.. we've experienced it on a rainy day... Staff were very friendly... It is usually packed.. and you feel you're in Paris for sure. Very Parisian ambiance.

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Thank Mags574
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this bistro while walking back to our hotel and decided to try it. It's trendy with the locals and the food, service and ambience were excellent. We went back again during our 7 day stay in Paris.

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Thank Jan E
Paris, France
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I should have known after the first two issues you will read about below. My instincts were telling me to leave. So, I take partial blame for my experience. Why should I have known right away? I asked for a table for one. They led me to a very nice table. After the gentleman took one of the covers away... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this by accident a couple of years ago and loved the atmosphere.Returned in January 2016 to find it has lost none of its charm. Food delicious , reasonably priced and friendly service.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very pleasant welcome, typically French interior, menu is small but sufficient with daily specials. I really enjoyed my pasta and chicken; very tasty. We enjoyed a very pleasant late lunch.

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Thank KiplingsMom
Noosa, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my number one of all the casual, true Parisian cafes spread around the capital. I love the atmosphere, the staff, the clientele, the coffee, the hot chocolate and their exquisite food! Please never change your winning formula!

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Close to our stay, we tried this restaurant since it seemed to have a lot of locals there. I had a very tender roast chicken and potatoes, but my husband's steak---ordered medium---was surprisingly over cooked. The frittes were fine. Our meal was nice, waiter was busy but nice. We've had better meals in Paris. This was good.

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Thank Lori P
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Went for Christmas Lunch as a group of 4, We were met by friendly staff. Started with a share plate of cold meats and Pate, this was really nice. I had the fish for main which was a little small, my partner had the duck which was plentiful and really nice. The deserts were excellent, all in all a very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 54 41 73

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Saint-Germain-des-Pres
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighborhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighborhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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