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Breakfast in America

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Quartier Latin
Fast Food, Diner, American
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17, rue des Ecoles (Cardinal LeMoine), 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 54 50 28
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8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: The American Diner in Paris!

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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good burger, great breakfast

Ate here twice on a recent trip, american diner food cooked well but the breakfast was fantastic, good prices and very good service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I ordered egg whites, bacon, and pancakes. The egg whites we over whipped. They didn't even taste like eggs. The bacon was burnt. The pancakes were ok. They had a very interesting texture. The place itself needed a facelift. The booth seats were all cracked. It hurt to sit on it. I will never go back here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Ate here twice on a recent trip, american diner food cooked well but the breakfast was fantastic, good prices and very good service.

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Montrouge, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This is our 3rd time to this restaurant and it is always packed with people. The place is kind of small and sometimes, expect to queue for at least 15 minutes. Seems like a popular place for brunch and snacks. Service is very fast and you get served very quickly. I would not recommend coming to this place if you... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Staff was welcoming and all, and dishes came quick (well, not all of them - read on). but table placement was odd and individual tables were too close to each other and made me feel uncomfortable. Also, the waitress forgot our second order (the pancakes) as she stared at our entrees when I told her we would take them away.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Menu is very inviting if you like American diner food: burgers, club sandwich, grilled cheese, wraps, and the best part: all-day breakfast (I mean real breakfast, come on Paris!). And Heinz ketchup, yellow mustard and mayo already on the table! The BIA special burger was excellent, the meat cooked perfectly for North American taste buds (à point) and the California... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

BIA is a more relaxed diner close to the universities, which serves burgers and USA diner food. The burgers are good, although not always excellent. Overall a nice place to go have a beer and a good burger, at a reasonable price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

While I love Paris and it will likely always be my favorite destination, I have a difficult time (outside of pastries and simple chicken dishes) with ordering food. After six days, I was dying for some American style eggs/potatoes/breakfast, with NO cheese. The servers are really fun and upbeat...the food affordable and large portioned...and most important, very good (and nothing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Really felt like some familiar food and drink for breakfast! (Even though we are Australian!). Thoroughly enjoyed a cup of tea and toast with peanut butter!! Such a simple breakfast - but was oh so good! Very friendly and quick service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Visited one morning for the most delicious breakfast! We tried the 2x2x2 and the pancakes ! Pancakes with banana were SO filling I couldn't finish haha- true American style! Definitely going back!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had a real good breakfast at this location at BIA 1 Rive Gauche 17, rue des Ecoles, whatever you like, they have it and it is a good start for your day before exploring Paris, very friendly service, please leave a tip:)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17, rue des Ecoles (Cardinal LeMoine), 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighborhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 54 50 28

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
  • Cuisine: Fast Food, Diner, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget


The American Diner in Paris!
Open Hours
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm

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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.
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