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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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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank dogjasper
Paris, France
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Joffrey F F
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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
Paris, France
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. We wandered in on a wet evening and got one of the last tables. The atmosphere is buzzy and the service was friendly and helpful. This is not the place for a romantic dinner but is good for a chatty evening with friends. My cheeseburger was perfect with very good quality ingredients and my... More 

Thank Michael W
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch, and found the menu a bit overpriced, but perhaps we were viewing a dinner menu by then. We were served our food and wine, and the waiter (efficient, but not friendly) told us in French he'd return with water, which he did not. As he cleared our plates, we asked again for our "carafe... More 

Thank Jeremy B
Paris, France
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Although the food is nice, wine has been served without tasting, which is a very rare practice in Paris. Even it was not crowded, we had the check before asking. I think it is a way of saying 'get out'.

Thank Prfct
San Francisco, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

In Paris I usually choose restaurants by walking by and getting a good feeling. I came to Cafe Charlot because it was mentioned in one of the reviews for the nearby hotel where I am staying, so I decided to try it. I couldn't be more disappointed due to the unfriendly and inattentive service, dirty restaurant, awful rest room, and... More 

Thank CityGirlSF2016

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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
Families with children, Bar scene
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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Staying in Le Marais

Neighborhood Profile
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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