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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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Lucknow, India
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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.

1 Thank DBoylko
Oslo, Norway
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank IveCardosoBrasil
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank BlueDiscus
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Paris, France
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Ok so this might be the touristy it-spot for people viewing at lunch... The menu might be too short and predictable for dinner. But it's an absolute top place for breakfast in Marais, fresh orange juice, soft-boiled eggs 'with soldiers' and all. You can see Rue de Bretagne wake up while picking up and reading one of the newspapers scattered... More 

1 Thank TravelWorldWisely
Den Helder, The Netherlands
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Our first lunch in Paris. Busy place but the staff still found time to pay real attention. Food was very tasty, table water was provided without asking. We had a relaxed time, enjoyed the experience.

Thank Norman M
Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Went there for lunch while doing a touristic tour of Marais, and despite lots of locals in the place the place is a tourist magnet. Don't get me wrong, I really like the atmosphere, the staff was super kind, the food quite good. But honestly charging 16€ for a main course salad the size of a tea scoop and maybe... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Not only is the food, simple, tasty and classic French. But the staff, are polite and have a wonderful sense of humour. For me, it is not a trip to Paris unless I have experienced Café Charlot.

Thank scarletwalker
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The place is very nice and very french style . The staff was very nice and friendly. The food was very good .we had fish, meat and hamburgers. I strongely recommed this place.

Thank ullaoarne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$37 - $51
French, Bar, European, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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