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“Lunch On The Left Bank” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe de la Mairie

Cafe de la Mairie
8 Place Saint-Sulpice, 75006 Paris, France (Saint-Germain-des-Pres)
01 43 26 67 82
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Ranked #10,103 of 13,200 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Rainbow Lake, New York, United States
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“Lunch On The Left Bank”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Our hotel in Paris is just steps away from the Church St. Suplice. After touring the church, we felt a little hungry. We found a small but busy bistro across the rue from the church plaza. We had a light lunch and found it to be a great place to know about when exploring the area around the Garden of Luxembourg. I chose the Parisienne salad which my wife and I shared. The service was fast and very friendly. The price was more than reasonable. Inside, in an adjacent area is a coffee counter and small stand-up beer/wine bar. The best part: I think the two of us were the only tourists. All the other diners were, it appeared to me, to be locals.
That says a lot about the quality of the brief menu.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Long Beach, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A gem of a cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

My favorite place for a café crème and a croissant in the morning...a few feet from the Eglise St. Sulpice. Never had lunch there, but they get incredibly busy in the outdoor section, and the salads looked wonderful. Service is very good. English spoken.

Visited March 2014
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“A Busy Little Paris Coffee Shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The staff does not speak English so prepare yourself for a genuine French experience. I usually order fresh walnut bread with coffee (cafe creme). This little cafe was Henry Miller's favorite coffee stop. Perhaps it inspired his book, Tropic of Cancer.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Great place for Parisian Cafe Vibe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Definitely get a bottle of wine... its served in a beaker!

Delicious pumpkin soup and I had the chicken for a main. Too full for dessert.

Reasonable prices for the area. Love the 'moving menu' (aka waitress taking down the chalkboard and bringing it to your table)

Definitely want to come back!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manama, Bahrain
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“Good Breakfast Place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

I was told by my concierge that this is the best cafe in Paris. It was my second day in Paris & my first breakfast there .

I can't judge comparing this cafe with other cafes in Paris but I can say:

- croissant ( chocolate & plane ) tasted good but came cold & would have tasted better had they been fresh or warmed . My kid loved the chocolate croissant

- omelette with ham & cheese tasted very good

- espresso was very good

- waiter was very friendly but not attentive as should be a he was talking with the other waiter when we needed his attention

All by all was good but definitely not mind blowing & K was expecting much more .

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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