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Cafe de Flore

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Address: 172 Bld Saint-Germain, 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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One word: Busy

We had dinner in this café. I myself had French Onion Soup, Caesar Salad and nougat ice cream. The soup was above average; the salad and ice cream were standard. However, the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
BWS66
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful cafe. It's almost always busy. Don't expect to be seated immediately, specially if your in groups of more than 4. Pricey, of course. But quality is excellent. Worth a visit.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner in this café. I myself had French Onion Soup, Caesar Salad and nougat ice cream. The soup was above average; the salad and ice cream were standard. However, the price is expensive for that quality of foods. In addition, the waiters were busy in dinner time serving customers that keep coming, hence, the attention to each customer... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this cafe on Instagram. It is said that local parisian's frequent here. I found this to be very true. However, the staff was not friendly at all. The food was overpriced and not very tasty. It is worth going there to grab a coffee, and watching locals walk by.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great rest stop, excellent service. Hot chocolate is thick and creamy with great flavor. Not overly sweet. Great place to people watch.

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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're an Instagram junkie, this café is no stranger to you! This café is a standard backdrop for TOO many Instagram posts. Pros: - centrally located by all the luxury shops - nice stop for a quick bite Cons: - Lack options - Very busy - hard to flag down your server I wouldn't recommend coming here for the... More 

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Tokyo
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50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful cafe filled with history. Food is excellent, nice atmosphere, good service and the incredible opportunity to experience the literary scene and its history. Google it and read about it before you go! If you have time visit the cafe across the street " the two maggots "

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Setubal District, Portugal
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Typical Parisian cafe, with an esplanade where you can contemplate those who pass by. In the noble area of ​​Saint Germain de Pré, it is a charming place where you can have a coffee or tea and enjoy la belle vie ...

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Thank Angela R
Europe
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe de Flore is one of the famous art cafes in Paris. Brasserie Lipp, les deux Magots and Cafe Procope are close neighbours. We had an onion soup and a croque Monsieur on the terras along the Boulevard st. Germain.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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63 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe de Flore makes you feel like you are in a historic place in Paris. And that is About it. The food is good, and some dishes are nice or very nice (for example, the salads). Prices are in the higher end for a bistrot/cafe. But when you want to stay in such a nice atmosphere and place, you have... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On previous trips my wife & I have eaten at Les Deux Magots, but never tried its next door neighbour; we're glad we did this time. We sat at a sidewalk table where we had an enjoyable lunch in the sun with a friendly waiter.

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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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