Cafe Bonaparte

Cafe Bonaparte

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Hours
Sun
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Mon
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tue
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wed
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thu
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Fri
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sat
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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Ratings and reviews
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.1 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.9 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
French, Bar, Cafe, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
Is this restaurant good for lunch?
CUISINES
French, Bar, Cafe, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles562 reviews
Excellent
144
Very good
232
Average
93
Poor
37
Terrible
56
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Dan In Roanoke
Paris95 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
Eggs with mayonnaise were good. Servers friendly. Sirlion steak was too tough to make shoes so they cooked, served and added a heigh price. Kept asking for a sharp knife but it was still a challenge. They compted by saying they're sorry but they still charged full price.
Written October 8, 2023
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fabcats39
Maastricht116 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 solo
After a long day of walking around Paris, I decided to have a well deserved drink. I order a Chouffe which is one of my favorite bier. I knew it was going to be expensive as this bar is situated by « les deux magots « but I was not expecting that… I know Chouffe is from Belgium as I live in the Netherlands and have many friends in liège Wallonie. If they knew I actually paid €17 euro for my bier, they would laugh at me…the atmosphere is nice and the people watching is fun but… I actually wonder how is a meal there !
Written August 8, 2021
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Michael M
21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 solo
This place has become my "go to" in St. Germain. In the morning at 9AM, or at lunch. Drinks, coffee, or a salad, and and of course people watching. Awesome terrace. Inside tables are terrific. Solid staff and service. Great place to relax. Clean and neat. Prices are better than the two more infamous places just around the corner. Hidden jewel.
Written March 12, 2024
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Travel girl next door
Seattle19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 couples
We managed to find a small table on their outside patio in the late afternoon to enjoy a glass of wine. We had just sat down, when a Chinese waiter stormed over to us and said very aggressively - “What do you want? You can only sit on the patio if you are eating lunch!” My husband and I looked perplexed as it was 4 o’clock and many other tables were only having drinks. He then repeated - “No drinks, only lunch!” and then waved us away dismissively. If this is the rude way you choose to treat potential customers, you clearly don’t know the first thing about customer service. You just lost out on business as we left and walked on to another sidewalk cafe where we were warmly greeted and enjoyed a lovely glass of wine without the bad attitude. We have been to Cafe Bonaparte in the past and have seen this same waiter treat other customers badly, so it is not an exception. Paris has many lovely sidewalk cafes to enjoy, but this is not one of them. We will definitely never return to or recommend Cafe Bonaparte and will gladly spend our money elsewhere.
Written May 1, 2022
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Antonino C
89 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
The location is very good and this is the only thing that saves this cafe. The food was average, the quality of service was average and the price quite high in comparison with other venues of the same quality. I would not come back. If they invested more in their services they could maintain those prices because so far the quality/service relation is poor.
Written May 3, 2022
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MeiMei F
Honolulu91 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 friends
Wow. I haven't had service this bad since I was a student in Paris in 1992! In short, bad food and horrible service- read on for more... Went for a simple café crème and croissant with a friend. There were 3 other tables with people: the place was empty. The waiter was gruff and unpleasant in taking our order. I barely had requested my coffee when he walked away before I was able to order my croissant. When it arrived, the crème was not great, too much milk, and the croissant was downright stale: they were definitely serving day old patisseries. Now, I decided to order an espresso and pour it into my crème to make it tastier. Well, the waiter did not come. I waited a hood 10 minutes then flagged him down from the table. He was standing at the bar chatting with that 2 other servers and totally ignoring me. Finally the bartender waved back with a rude laugh. But the server never came!!! I gave up. Not giving these jerks any more money! Finally when my friend and I stood to leave, a server came over and asked us to pay. "Oh really?" I said in French. "Now that we are leaving you are finally going to take care of us?" Never ever coming back here!!!
Written June 9, 2022
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Ana K
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 couples
Agressive behavior from the waiter. We took hot chocolate « to go » and sit outside for couple of minutes to write message in WhatsApp. The same moment waiter came and started to shout at us, in very rude manner saying that « we are not allowed to sit at the terrace because we took cheap cups to-go ». This simple rule was said in extremely agressive behavior, he touched our cups and explained him in a very rude and nervous way. Questions to the restaurant: 1. If it’s not allowed to sit with paper cups on the terrace because they cost cheaper - OK, I do understand this rule. But why waiter could not explain it in nice and polite way? Why he allowed himself to be rude and agressive? We paid for the chocolate and in the end we left our drinks in the restaurant as the mood was completely screwed up. 2. If question of 3-4 euros worth to create this extremely unpleasant situation? Really? We stayed on the terrace for 5 min and half of tables were free. It’s a pity, it’s a shame and we were really sad with this way of treating us. Buying hot chocolate I don’t have any high expectations on service, but at least I would like that person does not shout at me and does not kick me out from the table.. It’s by the way my first negative experience like this is Paris for 3 years here. That’s why I am leaving this feedback as I’m frankly very disappointed with this situation. I hope restaurant will improve it and other guests won’t face this situation.
Written April 3, 2022
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byzalot
La Jolla13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
We've come here several times now because they have an accurate menu in English and a focus on organic foods. Our vegetarian son enjoyed his first Croque vegetarian. My eggs with salmon were pretty good and my wife loved her salad. The vietnamese waiter was exceptionally attentive and had fun banter with us. Paris magic
Written July 30, 2022
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ConnecticutAnna
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
The perfect spot to avoid the overcrowded yet enjoyable Deux Magots and Flore. We ended up having breakfast there every day for 2 weeks and lunch several times as well. The atmosphere is particularly suitable if you're an intellectual, writer or loving the Église de St. Germain des Prés (great view of the church from the Bonaparte.)
Written January 10, 2024
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John H
Boise4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 solo
We spend 4 to 8 weeks in Paris every year, and we eat out most meals. I love soupe gratinée à l'oignon (French onion soup) and I order it every time I see it on the menu. I.e. I've had it a lot in a lot of different restaurants. Each one is slightly different. The French onion soup that I had at the Café Bonaparte was probably the best I've ever had. They use a beef stock which I prefer over the chicken stock version found in some restaurants. The stock had an incredible depth of flavor as if It had been simmering for days. The onion slices had been sautéed and were buttery soft, but not mushy and just the right amount of bread and cheese melted on top. I also had the Bonaparte salad which consisted of small thin slices of roast beef on small slices of toast on a bed of lettuce. It was Ok, but it's the soupe that will be bringing me back. The servers were incredibly friendly even though the place was packed early on a Sunday afternoon. (Just 5 days ago)
Written November 10, 2023
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Iain D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Had a fantastic long lunch sat outside. Service was amazing, food was brilliant. Our waiter in particular was incredible the way he moved through the tightly packed tables very deliberately delivering the food and drinks. He really put on a great show.
Written June 5, 2024
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Declan K
Waterford130 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 couples
Looked like a nice bar to stop at on the way back to our hotel. Nice, old style Parisian bar/restaurant. We ordered two pints of Carlsberg, the beer offered to us by our server, and they arrived promptly. When we went to pay we were charged 30 euros for 2 x 500ml beer. Total and utter rip off. For comparison, 2 x 500ml beer at the Stade de France, during the Rugby World Cup, cost 18 euros total (including delivering them to our seats). Really disappointing from Bonapartes, tourist rip off
Written October 13, 2023
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Robert M
17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 couples
Can't review the restaurant as, after we were seated, we were left alone for 35 minutes with no contact from staff, even though patrons who entered after us were served. We left! If there was a zero star option, I would have picked that!
Written September 5, 2023
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Harald L
Vienna369 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
Well located in a fancy nice district in Paris. I believe they have a lot of guests jumping in as lines are very long for the other well known places around. So did we. And for lunch we were not disappointed. Typical Parisienne super tiny table. Generally can be recommended for lunch and relax time.
Written December 3, 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool830104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 friends
I love the wonderful Saint Germain Des Pres Quarter in the 6th Arrondissement and one of my must go destinations is Cafe Boneparte ,love it here ,been here many times ,always had a great time and so it proved on our latest visit. I think this cafe bar looks superb ,the interior is traditional ,a cool looking serving bar ,wonderful decor and furnishings ,it's got a great Art Deco look I love ,there's also lots of seating options both inside and outside looking out onto the always busy and bustling Rue Bonaparte . We were here on a Friday night ,we got near the serving bar were we ordered beers from Kronembourg Brewery ( 1664 beer ) and these beers were served iced cold and sparkling ,we kicked back ,chilled out and took in the great cafe bar we were in. A big fan of this famous French beer ,it's a golden,light and hoppy beer bursting with taste and very easy to drink ,when this beer is served freezing cold as in this cafe bar it's such a delicious beer indeed,hardly surprising this cafe bar is so popular with beers of this quality. We both really enjoyed our beers in here before we moved on and although our visit was only fleeting as on every other visit to here we had a great time. Cafe Bonaparte is easy to locate along Rue Bonaparte ,a street and area teeming with cafés,bars and restaurant and some great architecture and a major tourist destination. Opening hours are; Monday to Sunday,8am till 2am. Well worth checking out if hours in the area.
Written June 21, 2023
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