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le cafe du marche

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38 rue cler, 75007 Paris, France
Today
7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 231
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dining with the locals

If you want to experience casual dining in Paris and hang with the locals, Rue Cler is the street and this is the restaurant. Great menu throughout the day and a wonderful spot to simply have a drink and watch the heart and soul of Paris walk by in front of your eyes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Murph211
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We came here on the basis of other reviews. It was a very nice setting for an old style french eatery. Tables are small and a bit shabby, but fine. Service is excellent; friendly, accomodating English speakers without a bit of huffiness. The food was quite iffy. The fried duck was okay, but dry. The raw salmon was really slimy... More 

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New York, NY
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for Lunch, after a full day of site seeing. We were famished, and thirsty, and Cafe Du Marche sure did accomodate us. The meal was great, with generous portions, and the drinks were ice cold. Rue Cler is a great block filled with cafes, boulangeries, fromageries, and wine stores. After our meal, we picked up some wine,... More 

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

If you want to experience casual dining in Paris and hang with the locals, Rue Cler is the street and this is the restaurant. Great menu throughout the day and a wonderful spot to simply have a drink and watch the heart and soul of Paris walk by in front of your eyes.

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San Antonio, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This café was near our hotel and easy to stop in for a quick breakfast. The coffee was good, croissants fresh and the ham/cheese omelet just the right size to split. We went back the second day we were in town, although there were other cafes nearby. The prices were reasonable and we enjoyed seeing the city wake up with... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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779 restaurant reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We have been going to paris for many year's my twin brother and I,and now we appreciate the old time cafe's ,bar's,and restaurant's we used to frequent over the year's. This is an old familiar cafe to us ,we have been going here for many year's and it still hardly has changed. On our last visit in October the cafe... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My family did not like this place. Dishes were dirty and food poor. The cheese on my cheeseburger was inedible with the consistency and taste of canned cheese. Friendly service though.

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Paris
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250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is one of the Costes brothers cafes. It has been there for a long time, and it is very popular. In fact, they have taken over an adjacent space and have expanded. I don't understand why it is so popular: the food has nothing special; the tables are small; the chairs are uncomfortable and are too closed to those... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

After a cold & wet tour of the Eiffel Tower, we decided to walk to this cafe on recommendation of TimeOut guide. So glad we did, it was a bustling lunch place with mixture of locals & tourists. Had 2 glasses of house red- v nice. My wife had Warm goats cheese (Chèvre Chaud) which was really very nice &... More 

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Paris, France
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18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I have dashed in and out of this neighborhood bistro for many years...from petijeuner with a friend or two to Sunday lunch to a late afternoon glass of wine with some fresh oysters with local friends. This CAFE still has the ambiance of an Old Paris neighborhood bistro.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This busy little place gives great value and friendly service. This was my first breakfast in Paris, and i was pleased with the start to my holiday. We also had a great cheese/ charcuterie late one night. The place gets very busy and families, singles and all are welcome.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 rue cler, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighborhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Tour Eiffel / Invalides

Neighborhood Profile
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.