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Address: 11 rue St-Jacques, Paris, France
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This self-consciously seedy bar attracts a loyal clientele with its cheap...

This self-consciously seedy bar attracts a loyal clientele with its cheap drinks and rock and roll ambiance.

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We happened by near lunchtime, and the plat de jour sounded good, so we stopped. We were met by a friendly, multi-lingual host who took good care of us. The food was as good as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 29, 2015
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

It's hard not to be attracted to this convenient locale. It's just near notre dame and could feel like a good place to stop for a drink. Best thing was that there were tables available outside not too crowded at all. The downside was that it is on a loud street with lots of cars and busses zooming by. They... More 

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Lakewood, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

I just loved this bar and restaurant. I was in Paris for 6 weeks and had at least 3 meals per week here. Sometimes lunch, sometimes dinner. The staff were very friendly and kind. They helped me figure out where to go sightseeing, and became my friends while I was there. I loved all of the dishes I had there.... More 

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Toulouse, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2015

The idea was to have a quick coffee before lunch and after a long browse at Shakespeare and Company. Our daughter went off to use the toilettes while the rest of us (parents and boyfriend) still standing, looked at the coffee list--and we were extremely glad that we did. Six euros plus for a café crème? You must be joking.... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2015

My husband and I found this place after being turned away at another cafe because all we wanted were drinks. The waitress here welcomed us and seated us outside as the weather that day was fantastic. Once she learned it was our first time in Paris, she chatted with us about our plans and even brought us a free "welcome... More 

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2015

We happened by near lunchtime, and the plat de jour sounded good, so we stopped. We were met by a friendly, multi-lingual host who took good care of us. The food was as good as the service (we had quiche and soup) and a good value. Restrooms were decent, too. Great background music (electronica, not too loud). Recommended! Also not... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2014

We popped in here while waiting for our bus tour leaving from the stop across the road. Very friendly staff, good music and relaxed atmosphere.

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Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2014

Stopped off at this little Bar/ Cafe for a snack and few drinks, but stayed most of the afternoon and came back the following evening as the Staff were so friendly, drinks were some of the cheapest we had during our stay, not a great view but nice just to sit outside and watch the world go by and enjoy... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2014

We were clearly here at an off time of day, but enjoyed our simple bar/pub lunch. Other places had turned us away. I don't remember exactly what we ordered, but it was some combination of soup, salad, grilled sandwich, and fries. Due to the odd hour, late for lunch, but too early for cocktails, the staff was limited, obviously between... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Spend a lot of hours there with my friends in Paris. Staff were so nice and helpful! Also it's one of the few places that is open till 5 in the morning in this area. We actually had a great night with nice music and atmosphere!

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visited on a Sunday evening, and happy hour time. drinks are very reasonably priced, and sitting outside watching the world go by. also had the Tapas which was good, but small amounts, but it was very cheap. Service very quick and staff very friendly

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Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighborhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
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