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Louise Cafe

#654 of 13,470 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Louvre / Palais-Royal
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8 rue Croix des Petits Champs, 75001 Paris, France
01 42 60 22 44
7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 am
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Geelong, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friendly staff, well versed on gluten free and many options available. We had beef Bourgogne and lamb with mashed potato and salad. They were both delicious, tender and plentiful. Cheapest bottle of red wine - 20 euro was lovely. Staff spoke great English. Felt like we were eating authentic French food at a very reasonable price in a small intimate... More 

Thank JenJM_13
Lehi, Utah
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

My family enjoyed Louise Cafe very much. Louise was wonderful! She is a gracious host and we felt very welcome. The food was excellent!

Thank AdventureMom29
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We had a great experience at Louise Cafe. Great atmosphere and wondeful french food. Louise came out to talk to the customers and made sure everything was satisfactory. We had a great waitor as well who helped out with the selection of food and provided very attentive service. Great atmosphere, exquisite food, wonderful serivce. For God's sake don't miss this... More 

Thank Vinay C
Amherst, New Hampshire
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125 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Walking along the Rue de Rivoli from the Place des Voges to the Louvre - the way was filled with traffic and noise - we needed a place with some level of tranquility and peace to have our lunch. We checked several menus and spots but none seemed to have the unaffected informality and peace we wanted. That's when we... More 

Thank Richard P
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

For any restaurant in Paris to be "exceptional", it really has to be something! Louise 's has achieved that score in its food and service. The leg of lamb, by its self is worth the trip! The lasagna, too was excellent. Lilly our server was charming, very helpful and kind and made us feel very welcome. The location, including a... More 

Thank Cheryl B
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Very cozy place to visit. It feels like a traditional place in Paris, and that must be correct because Louise has been doing this for a while. Service, food and drinks are good. Love the enthousiasm of this place!

Thank lamm2010
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194 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We went to Louise Cafe' after friends raved about their visit and . . . the profiteroles. Note to reader: I always try to write reviews thoughtfully and honestly so that you might have a genuine point of view regarding a restaurant you discover on Trip Advisor and might be considering. And, for reviews of restaurants in France, I offer... More 

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Exton, PA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I am very happy we chose Louise Cafe for my daughter's very first "french" dining experience. The waiter was very friendly and helpful with the menu. Louise herself greeted the two of us and she's is very charming. She assisted the two of us with a basic french and made a very good wine selection. I had the duck with... More 

Thank kpdphoto
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

For having an small lunch, drink a good coffee or eat a an ice cream is just perfect. I also really appreciated the service.

Thank Klaudita R
Los Angeles
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here twice during our recent trip to Paris. I had been here once 10 years ago (also reviewed) and remembered the food as a highlight to that trip. Lucky for us, nothing had changed. The food was delicious and made with love. We had the boeuf bourguignon, coq a vin, baby ravioli soup, fois gras,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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 - 5:00 am
7:00 am - 5:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 rue Croix des Petits Champs, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Neighborhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Phone Number: 01 42 60 22 44

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighborhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theaters compete for your applause. It's a neighborhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
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