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Cafe le Bistro

Canal Saint-Martin
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32 boulevard de Magenta, 75010 Paris, France
01 42 06 17 16
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Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This bistro was less than a block from our hotel and we visited several times during our stay. Good food and great prices. The staff was very helpful with our limited French and we enjoyed every meal.

Thank lisamhe2016
colchester, essex
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Currently still sitting here as I feel this deserves a fab review I have to write it now. Quite possibly THE best cheeseburger I've ever had! I'm a pain and wanted it a little more cooked then it was but they were more than happy to oblige...fantastic service and what a lovely little cafe! Last pitstop before our journey home.... More 

Thank kara w
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a chance find after dropping our luggage off at the lockers in the train station near by. After one or two disappointing experiences in Paris it was so nice to find a truly memorable and delicious brunch here. I can't speak highly enough of this gorgeous place. I wish we had places like this in the UK I... More 

Thank JaynePeterson
Sydney, Australia
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131 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We were blessed to have this charming cafe across the road from our apartment and dined there often. The exterior was postcard perfect as was the interior. Food was contemporary not classic French but well prepared from fresh ingredients and thoroughly delicious; try their unique fries, heavenly! It's a very popular venue and always well patronised but service was always... More 

Thank aussiepat2015
Canberra, Australia
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

and we found good quality food and friendly staff. (Also good English) It was early in the evening and all 6 meals were better than average. Burgers are really good and the double was amazing.

Thank Owen K
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

If you want to pay 9 euro for red wine with OBVIOUSLY water inside, that's the place for you. Otherwise avoid. Plus we ordered two different wines but they tasted exactly the same: heavily diluted.

Thank chibakun
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

A small cosy place very popular with locals. Menu is interesting and my two meals there were both thoroughly enjoyable. The staff were friendly and the service good. Portions were of a good size and the cheese board excellent value. Atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended.

Thank Cymro99
Victoria, Canada
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

Near our hotel so we went there pretty much every day for over a week. The service was excellent. They made us feel at home and served us with genuine friendliness. Whether we were there just for drinks or a meal the service was always the same - we were never rushed and they were very attentive. The food was... More 

Thank Christine J
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Great place for a drink and to relax, and good and kind service. I had the hamburger, delicious! Furthermore I loved it there, nice details like the photowall.

Thank dmvangelder
Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

As this place was just next to my hotel, I've been there about 4 times during my stay. Every time i tried something different but all was really delicious. They have English menu and waiters speak English by the way. Some of the design ideas (like the tables with chess or chairs with quotes) I liked as well.

Thank Suzanna A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 boulevard de Magenta, 75010 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Canal Saint-Martin
  • Neighborhood: Canal Saint-Martin
  • Phone Number: 01 42 06 17 16

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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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Canal Saint-Martin
The tree-lined Canal Saint-Martin is the focal point of one of the most romantic and hip areas of Paris. Watch boats travel along the canal while lovers and friends take in the atmosphere from the banks or the bridges. Evenings see hoards fill the embankments to drink wine and enjoy good company. The colder days lead people to hipster bars, cozy restaurants, and concert spaces. Those who are more adventurous may explore hidden gems down nearby streets, from local bars to futuristic architecture. With its enriching mix of people of all ages and backgrounds, this neighborhood has a dynamic, inspiring vibe.
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