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Le Cafe de la Nouvelle Mairie

#1,050 of 13,133 Restaurants in Paris
#1,126 of 13,689 Places to Eat in Paris
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Quartier Latin
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19, rue des Fosses-Saint-Jacques, Patheon, Paris, France
01 44 07 04 41
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 39
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  • 10
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous lunch food and experience

How can you not love a french cafe with sidewalk tables, across from a small square, with waiters running around trying to make everyone happy. Very good food, we ate simple lunch items, inexpensive wine (they turned me toward a less expensive red that was great) and a terrific paris experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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New Orleans
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

How can you not love a french cafe with sidewalk tables, across from a small square, with waiters running around trying to make everyone happy. Very good food, we ate simple lunch items, inexpensive wine (they turned me toward a less expensive red that was great) and a terrific paris experience. Busy with locals, worth fighting the crowd!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Good food, good service friendly relaxed atmosphere. It was really busy but we got a table and didn't have to wait. Just round the corner from the Pantheon so very close to our hotel Grand Hommes.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This cafe is on a charming square near the Pantheon. It started as a wine bar but has expanded to serve food. It is small but we walked in on a recent March evening and had a near perfect meal. Our waitress was helpful, and the oysters I had to start with were some of the best I had in... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Awesome food, great neighborhood restaurant. For the first time since arriving in Paris, I felt like we weren't in a tourist trap. Though the menu was in French, the waitress didn't mind explaining it to me. We ordered 4 appetizers and one entree between the two of us - all were outstanding. Prices were excellent. The only quirk was slow... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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105 reviews 105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Went to this place for the second time and was not disappointed. My hosts live in the neighborhood and know the owner and staff. They are very knowledgable about wines and source some great ones. Last night's meal was very simply French - a cheese platter and faisselle (a soft goat cheese with herbs). We also had Fronsac and Roussillon... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had just gotten to Paris late morning after an 8-hour flight, we were on adrenalin and desired something quintessentially Parisien. This was it. No tourists, only Français spoken. Perfect. I ordered a sauçisse with lentils, wich turned out to be a andouilette sausage that was wonderful, not gamy. Wife had a tourte, a quiche Lorraine-type thing with artichoke and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to me by my lovely friends as a local, non-touristic place to dine. My experience there was above my expectations. I came there for lunch with my Italian friends and we really appreciated friendly service and very French atmosphere. There were no tourists there at all and the restaurant was full of local people. My Italian... More 

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Brooklyn
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

You will not find this charming local bistro in any of the best food guide books like Paris by Mouth or the others, which is a blessing. We encountered the Cafe de la Nouvelle Mairie almost by accident in a book that is totally out of print. It's a hard place to find but the search was well worth it.... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We visited this cafe 2 years ago on our first visit to Paris and it has only got better. The owner speaks little English but his team have vastly improved. That said the quintessentially French cafe doesn't feel as though it has been overrun by tourists. The quality of the food is second to none. And they have a brilliant... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Lovely local restaurant which we went to about 7.45pm on a Wednesday night. We were very lucky as the place was packed and we had no reservation, but after a jovial welcome a table was quickly found amongst the crowd of locals. A very good wine list but with the assistance of very helpful staff we explored the board which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19, rue des Fosses-Saint-Jacques, Patheon, Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighborhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: 01 44 07 04 41

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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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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