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Loulou Friendly Diner

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Quartier Latin
French, American, Fish & Chips, Brasserie
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90 Bd Saint-Germain, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 46 34 86 64
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: WELCOME TO LE LOULOU' FRIENDLY DINER Located in the 5th arrondissement of...
WELCOME TO LE LOULOU' FRIENDLY DINER Located in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, this is the ideal place for international friends to gather and meet! Not only is the Loulou' all about making meaningful friendships from all over the world, but it is also a great restaurant based in the middle of Boulevard St Germain, that serves both American dishes and Parisian brasserie's specials like nowhere else in Paris! Indulge yourself by nestling into one of our comfortable leather sofas on a bright terrace. Discover our hidden bar and its lovely decoration. Enjoy a nice selection of tasty burgers and BLT Club sandwiches, a mouth-watering brunch and a unique fresh cup of coffee. Our friendly staff will be delighted to prepare them for you while getting to know you: In France, we call our loved ones "Loulou", please become one of ours!
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  • 63
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  • 78
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome!

Loulou says at the wall: "Start your day with a coffee and a smile!". Nice serving, nice coffee, nice mojito in one of the most beautiful streets in Paris: Boulevard Saint Germain. Strongly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
FGondin
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Florianopolis, SC
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Florianopolis, SC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Loulou says at the wall: "Start your day with a coffee and a smile!". Nice serving, nice coffee, nice mojito in one of the most beautiful streets in Paris: Boulevard Saint Germain. Strongly recommended.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It was great to find somewhere around Paris with gluten free buns to have with the burgers, the bun and burger were both delicious! It is a very cute modern diner with cool decor. The waiter was extremely kind and accommodating when we asked about gluten free options. Would really recommend for anyone in search for a gluten free option... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went there with family and asked for a club sandwich. Family realized that they changed the french fries for some home made potatoes fries, and they liked it. Seems the restaurant staff listen to customers and they adapt their menu to the taste of its frequenters. Nice to know about that. By the way, staff seems to always be happy,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The american breakfast is to die for - so are the pancakes. A beautiful australian girl served us and she was fun - loved it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Lots and lots of choice. Very good food and service. Well spoken English. And near the Notre Dame!! Definitely worth making a visit :)

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My Fiancé and I were staying right across the road from this place and on our last night decided to try it out. Not typically French food but then it is a diner style set up. Lovely urban decor and really well presented food. Very organised menu with the quality flavours and service to match. I had burger and chips... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

After we had dinner in a couple of amazing bistrots, me and my partner thought "why not a good burger?"... Bad decision! I ordered a BURGER BASQUE asking for NO cheese so NO tomme basque. It arrived of course with tomme basque + another kind of cheese + full of rocket (which wasn't in the menu). It was UNEATABLE. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Being gluten and dairy free in Paris can be a challenge. This lovely place offered gf bagels and we're happy to put together a great breakfast for me without butter or milk. Amazing, the juices were fab too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

One of the few restaurants in Paris who will make you want to go back. Among a lot of common restaurants whithout any touch Loulou Friendly Diner was a real discovery. try the Burger basque...so far th best I had in Paris. Best meat and bread along with a good beer...a special one brewed for the house.... Thanks for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Less traditional than your typical Parisien restaurant - thank the lord! The staff were super-friendly and the menu had a real metropolitan feel about it. The mix of diners was mostly young-ish and there was just a nice vibe about the place. We went for lunch and then breakfast - both experiences were excellent. Food was excellent. For lunch my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 Bd Saint-Germain, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighborhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 46 34 86 64

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 21
  • Cuisine: French, American, Fish & Chips, Brasserie

Description

WELCOME TO LE LOULOU' FRIENDLY DINER Located in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, this is the ideal place for international friends to gather and meet! Not only is the Loulou' all about making meaningful friendships from all over the world, but it is also a great restaurant based in the middle of Boulevard St Germain, that serves both American dishes and Parisian brasserie's specials like nowhere else in Paris! Indulge yourself by nestling into one of our comfortable leather sofas on a bright terrace. Discover our hidden bar and its lovely decoration. Enjoy a nice selection of tasty burgers and BLT Club sandwiches, a mouth-watering brunch and a unique fresh cup of coffee. Our friendly staff will be delighted to prepare them for you while getting to know you: In France, we call our loved ones "Loulou", please become one of ours!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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

Things to do Nearby

Neighborhood Profile
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendor and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighborhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.