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Le Cafe de la Nouvelle Mairie

#915 of 13,330 Restaurants in Paris
#995 of 13,933 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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 43
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Surprising find near Pantheon!

After other restaurants had closed their kitchens for lunch (ending at 2:30 pm), this restaurant served us a wonderful sausage and lentil plate! The service was excellent and we were very pleased with the street view of a little garden. The dessert menu was also tantalizing so I ordered a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

After other restaurants had closed their kitchens for lunch (ending at 2:30 pm), this restaurant served us a wonderful sausage and lentil plate! The service was excellent and we were very pleased with the street view of a little garden. The dessert menu was also tantalizing so I ordered a meringue/strawberry/cream dish that was light and delicious. Would definitely recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This brilliant little cafe/restaurant is just a few steps from the local colleges (Sorbonne etc.) and when we went there for lunch it seemed packed with "professeurs" on their lengthy lunch breaks. We probably lowered the average IQ considerably. Anyway, this place is good. Short ardoise menu but everything super fresh and beautifully cooked. Small tables but that's standard, interesting... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Le Cafe de la Nouvelle Mairie

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

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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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  • 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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