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Breakfast in America

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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Description: The American Diner in Paris!

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Typical diner fare

The three best things about this place are the service, the burgers and the milkshakes. Everything comes in generous portions so come on an empty stomach. Menu comprises of traditional American diner grub. Great prices, authentic ambience and wonderful staff !

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Typical American Food, perfect after a heavy night, not refined as you can imagine, but good burgers and fries are always nice. Just be patient, there is often a big queue to get in.

Thank Richie C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had breakfast here deux x deux x deux was nice. Proper American Pancakes. Nicely decorated like an American Diner and the staff were friendly.

Thank DanBirmingham86
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After eating baguettes for breakfast for a few days I felt like scrambled eggs and toast. This is what I got at BIA along with a side of very good potatoes. If you go there I suggest you try one of their milkshakes. I loved the vanilla one. Would have liked to go back to try the Oreo one with... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We managed to eat there from the second attempt, first being on Christmas Day. Come hungry as portions are big. Milkshakes are out of this world especially after I asked to shake it really well. Staff is a bit peculiar on sitting arrangements and place yourself in big american booth is not easy unless you are part of big company.... More 

Thank Eugene S
Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The three best things about this place are the service, the burgers and the milkshakes. Everything comes in generous portions so come on an empty stomach. Menu comprises of traditional American diner grub. Great prices, authentic ambience and wonderful staff !

1 Thank youcancallmesarah
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Don't expect perfect scrambled eggs, a great coffee, fresh just squeezed orange juice, or even supper tasty pancakes. I'll open to you, I've never been in North America, so I have no point to compare. What I do have is, many many and too many movies in my pocket. "Breakfast in America" is what I'll would expect of a classic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I ate here twice while in Paris. The staff is very friendly and they have great food! A little bit of home while I eat.

Thank Gloria C
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

At 10 in the morning my wife and our two children were directed to the back of the shabby, near empty cafe despite a horseshoe banquet being empty in the front. When I asked if we could sit there I was told it was for five people, not four. I asked how often they had five people together! Apparently it... More 

Thank biblus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

the place looks so cute with diner-like interior, I love how the staff also speaks english and very friendly. The pepper lid opened when i was shaking it, making a giant pile of black pepper on top of my omelette, and they right away offer to serve another one for me. The omelette is also pretty decent. I LOVE the... More 

Thank Patricia Rosa S
Saint-Etienne, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I've been living in France for a little over a month now and it was awesome to have real American breakfast food. Clearly the French think so too, since my friends and I had to wait in line for about half an hour to have our Sunday brunch. For 16.95 I got eggs over easy cooked to perfection, sausage, home... More 

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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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