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le cafe du marche

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38 rue cler, 75007 Paris, France
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7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 95
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  • 38
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid, solid French food

"The" typical French cafe. Very well run, great service, and great food....just not "fancy". Had the cheese plate, duck confi, a great bottle of wine. A bit noisy and very much on the street, but hey, this is Paris! Eat here...you will not be disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Craig H
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"The" typical French cafe. Very well run, great service, and great food....just not "fancy". Had the cheese plate, duck confi, a great bottle of wine. A bit noisy and very much on the street, but hey, this is Paris! Eat here...you will not be disappointed.

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Wakefield
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127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe du Marche has an ideal location. If you are visiting Paris for the first time, you definitely should walk down Rue Cler. The street is filled with all the sights that you picture in your mind about Paris, the florists, the candy stores, the cheese shops (one was on a side street that was unforgettable.) Cafe du Marche sits... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the Café du marché several times because it was just around the corner. I can really recommend the tuna and avocado tartare for about 12€. The waiters are alright and especially in the summer it's quite nice to sit outside on the rue cler. Good for a lunch or simple dinner.

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were ignored from the moment we arrived. Found our menus and a table, and waited 20 minutes to order with an overwhelmed waiter. The food was not good (assiette de charcuterie had a few slices of dried-up meats on a mound of shredded lettuce, coffee was very bitter, rib steak was tough and had the wrong cook). I do... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We found this place as it was mentioned in our Rough Guidebook. We were slightly sceptical as thought it may be a bit touristy but were happy we ate at it! Great food with quick service. Big servings as well and prices are reasonable (for the area). Would come back again.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

The food here was good, but my brother was coughing up a fit during the whole meal. As an adult, the food was pretty good and we had a really nice server. The fish and chips that I ordered tasted really good, and I appreciated the server's funny jabs at the Seattle sounders. Would go alone again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here in Rue Cler after an evening visiting the Eiffel Tower. The service was friendly and accommodating. Food was good but not great.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We have eaten here before and always enjoyed our food. My husband had confit de canard ( duck) and enjoyed his meal. i ordered fish and chips thinking that as there was a wonderful fish shop nearby that I would have a lovely fish. When it came the fish was tiny and lukewarm so that the batter was chewy and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This cafe was very near our hotel so it was convenient for us. We found the food good and at a reasonable price. They actually had a very good hamburger. The atmosphere was nice (but hectic) and the service was good too.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We ate outside here our first night in Paris. Had no idea how gorgeous the inside was until a visit to the rest room. The food was very good, not great, but one of the salads had a substantially sized bug in it. Something that would not have bothered me but the diner was very upset. One person ordered the... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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