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Cafe Charlot

$$ - $$$
Le Marais
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38 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris, France
33 1 44 54 03 30
7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We just wanted a coffe and some hot chocolate! But it took ages to order and the waiter was unfriendly and stressed! Bad coffee, okay hot chocolate!

Thank Razk10
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my sister visited cafe Charlot on a Saturday afternoon. As it was quite busy, We have been lucky enough to find a table for two outside very quickly. Service was quite good and staff very friendly. Grooming of the waiters could be better, as their aprons look a bit dirty. I had a wonderful 'plat du jour' with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel to Paris a lot for work, and have eaten here a few times. It's very well known and is almost always busy, which is perfect for an evening of lively atmosphere. If cool people, decor and people watching is on your list of things to do, then this is the perfect place for you! The food is nice,... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bad wine recommended, the food was no more than fine, service wasn't good. Besides the nice atmosphere, there was nothing good

Thank Amir K
Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Warm goats cheese salad was good. Service was friendly. Location good. My course bland and ordinary.

Thank PeterLitza
Lucknow, India
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The café is located at the intersection of Rue Chrlot and Rue de Bretagne. Just remember to look at the name; it is in quite small font. It is like the quintessential French café. Had the chicken burger which was both filling and delicious. The service needs a bit of work, though.

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Oslo, Norway
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72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

A classic spot for breakfast and lunch in Marais. Had the omelette with some coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice. Tasted great. 7 Euros for the juice is a bit pricey but the taste and the place is great so it's worth it!

Thank Lise Marie K
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I went to Cafe Charlot with friends, on a Sunday morning, to eat a brunch, which was delicious! The service was nice, the brunch is served only at 12h (noon), so don´t try to speak with the waiter before that! Right on the other side of the street is located the Marchè des Enfants Rouges.

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

We were in the nearby area and feeling hungry. We walked into Fondation Cafe and discovered they only serve coffee and cakes. The friendly staff sent us to rue de Bretagne and suggested we would find something more substantial. We got there and went to Café Charlot. We love the old school Paris Cafe ambience. The Cafe was half full... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

In a great location, this is exactly the type of café I want in Paris. Very friendly staff, a typical layout with pavement seating and a more formal dining room inside and a great menu. The menu is short but is supplemented by a 'plat de jour' which, between us, we tried most of and were not dissapointed. We kept... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$37 - $51
French, Bar, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighborhood: Le Marais
  • Phone Number: 33 1 44 54 03 30

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Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner, you'll come across little gems of architecture spanning the centuries, from understated medieval towers to classical libraries and 17th century splendor. This neighborhood unites a rich mix of people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.
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