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Breakfast in America

#2,421 of 12,959 Restaurants in Paris
#2,595 of 13,539 Places to Eat in Paris
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Quartier Latin
Fast Food, Hamburgers, Diner, French, 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, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 120
    Excellent
  • 188
    Very good
  • 75
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyed our little break from Paris...

After spending four days wandering around in Paris and ordering food without knowing what exactly would be coming to our table we were overjoyed to come across this place the morning we were leaving. We both were really craving an American style breakfast instead of the small pastry and espresso... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Melanie F
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

After spending four days wandering around in Paris and ordering food without knowing what exactly would be coming to our table we were overjoyed to come across this place the morning we were leaving. We both were really craving an American style breakfast instead of the small pastry and espresso that we had been having every other morning. And that's... More 

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Washington DC
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267 reviews 267 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I finally caved and tried BIA after months of living in France. It definitely didn't compare to the breakfast places I love in America. The coffee was burnt and my burger was just average. My friends had breakfast food and didn't think it was that great either. I will be sticking to French food from now on!

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

What a pleasant surprise for us to find this lovely diner tonight. Upon stepping in the front door, we felt the warmth and comfort of the American spirit. The waitress was incredibly friendly and made us feel right at home. It was such a breath of fresh air to be greeted with a smile, treated civil and not looked down... More 

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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Food is ok. Toaster is provided at the table so we can make toast by ourselves. Bread is normal - nothing special. It's like bread you get from supermarket. Service is slow and uninterested. Toilet is very small - had to squeeze in to close the door.

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Paris, France
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The first time we ate here, my friend and I ordered a veggie burger, a soft drink and a milkshake for desert. The milkshake arrived at the same time as the meal… . So by the time we drank it (after the meal), the whipped cream had fallen. The meal was quite good but the burger was a bit dry.... More 

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United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is an all American place - from the decor to the food. The inside reminds you of Johnny Rockets and the food reminds you of ihop or Denny's. The pancakes were light & fluffy, the bacon was crisp & the eggs were scrambled well. You can toast your own bread at the table. The prices are reasonable.

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We've had a try at a Parisian breakfast and ended up with burned eggs. So. we decided to try Breakfast in America and we were not disappointed. If you are staying for several days in Paris and you are missing the American dinner breakfast, than this is surely the best place to go in Paris. Maybe a bit more fruit... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We went there as it seemed an easy option for eating out with our kids, who were struggling with the meals we have had in regular French restaurants. Kids really enjoyed it, which made it a great night out, even though not at all a true Paris experience. Service was friendly, great fries From my 8yo son: 5 dots.service:5 value:4.5... More 

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Moron de la Frontera, Spain
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We have been living outside if the us for 12 years so it is always nice to find a place with good old American food!! This diner is very small and bustling! The staff was wonderful and our family of four enjoyed every bite of our pancake breakfast! Much better than any IHOP or other chain breakfast place in the... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Good milkshakes, pretty descent food. Super nice staff and everyone speaks English. It doesn't get too crowded so that is a plus. Good atmosphere.

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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 - 13
  • Cuisine: Fast Food, Hamburgers, Diner, French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

The American Diner in Paris!
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm

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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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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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