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Cafe de Flore

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Address: 172 boulevard Saint Germain, 75006 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33-1-45-48-55-26
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7:30 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 1:30 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

This historic café captures the ambience of Paris of old all the way down...

This historic café captures the ambience of Paris of old all the way down to its cramped quarters.

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overpriced!

Cafe de flore is a highly touristic restaurant! When you get there, you immediately realize that only a few locals do eat there while the restaurant is always fully crowded with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since going to this restaurant the last time I was there and having the hot chocolate made me want to go back. I went back to Paris for this--twice this trip. The Onion soup was good, the sandwiches were nice, but the hot chocolate is the reason. After 10 years of remembering this--it did not disappoint--either time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe de flore is a highly touristic restaurant! When you get there, you immediately realize that only a few locals do eat there while the restaurant is always fully crowded with tourists. The meals are tasty, yet, prices are overly inflated. You will not miss anything if you don't visit this restaurant. Still, if you plan to visit anyway, go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the oldest cafés in Paris, a classic. Whether you have an espresso or a glass of wine while sitting outdoors, you will feel the charm of Paris in general and Saint Germain in particular. A very special vibe that makes paying around 20 Euros for a coffee worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe is a "must do" for every tourist visiting Paris. You will find some locals there, though mainly the people at the tables next to you are tourists. The menu is classic cafe fare, reliable and safe, though uninspiring. Service is efficient and authentic. If you do go, try for an outside table on the footpath, sit and watch... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had coffee here because the place is highly overpriced. But, it is worth visiting and has so much history by its famous artist who frequented this place in the past. Service is excellent by "official" waiters wearing traditional black-and-white outfit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went because it's famous. Food was good. Location was great. Service was good for France...nothing to be compared to US service though. Keep in mind that smoking is common in outside cafes. 😰

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat people watching and enjoyed our wine, however the salad we had was nothing special. A bit over rated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Parisian chic restaurant - great spot for people watching. The food here is simple but good. The waiters crack me up in this place - really French and they have a good sense of humour. I always come back to this place every time I visit Paris.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Its located in the sainte-german street one of the most visited places in paris This french restaurant has the best pastries you can find in the area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Croissant was very fresh and delicious. Service is fast and tidy. Plates, cups, glasses looks a little bit old and scratchy but chic... Could be cheaper but as a result, Cafe de Flore will be a good choice for breakfast in Paris.

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighborhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighborhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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