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#3,010 of 15,698 Restaurants in Paris
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French, Bar, Cafe, European
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
0.0 miles from Saint Germain des Pres Quarter
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Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

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 !More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed August 25, 2020 via mobile

Reception great. Service enough fast and plates delicious, also the dessert. There a lot of table inside or outside. See you soon.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Good little place for drinking and people watching in a great part of Paris. Serves good drinks and basic food.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

Good food and ambiance. The service is fine but can be a little better. A little off the crowds of boulevard saint Germain. sophisticated clientèle and very close to Emporio Armani.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2019

My Parisien-born husband and I have made a tradition of heading to Paris for Thanksgiving weekend. Mostly because he can't stand Turkey and Christmas is my thing--but it's a great way to spend a few days back in the City of Lights. We stay in...the 6th because that's his neighborhood and a lively place it is. In all the years we've been staying, we had yet to try Cafe Bonaparte for a meal (Well, he frequented the cafe when he was a teen, smoking and drinking coffee--but I'm not judging) What a pleasant surprise on my part. It was busy and busy with locals. The menu was not one filled with a ton of choices--and that's a good thing. I opted for steak tartare while the husband went with the lentils and sausage. For dessert we shared a tarte tatin and we started off with Kirs. The drinks were on par with any other cafe we've been to. The tartare was excellent and the mind-blower was the lentils he had. I'm definitely going with that dish next time around! The service was excellent. It was very crowded and the serving staff was at a minimal and we were served promptly and cordially. Overall, it's a very good place. You know, when you are in Paris, unless you are of a privileged socio-economic group, spending every night at a five-star, expensive restaurant can be unattainable. It's good to mix it up and it's even better to hit local places. If you are staying in the sixth arr. or nearby, I would kindly suggest a meal hear. It's really good!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 2, 2019

Went to this cafe twice on our recent visit. The first was for drinks only but we returned when we fancied a simple , local supper. It was warm and cosy inside with a good turnover of customers. Service was friendly. Beef salad (rare) and...sausage on a bed of lentils were excellent. Drinks prices are on a par with other places in the 6th, ie expensive. Kudos to the waiter who tried to return the few euros that I had rounded up on the bill. The smoke in the enclosed outside area was horrendous but it's the same everywhere.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 17, 2019

We needed a break from walking and saw this place. We entered the enclosed outside seating area and I asked if we could just have a drink. Sometimes you have to ask. No problem. Great seating and the radiant heat was what we needed. We're...getting tired of coffee so we ordered hot chocolate. Amazing. Who would have thought that hot chocolate could be a work of art. The Michaelangelo of hot drinks must work there. What was impressive was the way the chocolate was draped on the inside of our cups and it was perfectly the same. Oh, and it tasted great.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 13, 2019

Four and a half years on from my last assessment of this establishment my impression is exactly the same. I'm surprised at the strenuous rant and/or rave reviews. This is a reliable, unpretentious and cheerful mini-brasserie. Besides good liquid refreshments, you can always get some...basic but high quality bar food. Sandwiches, salads, pastas, cheeses, straight forward desserts come out of the kitchen quickly and are attractively presented. The prices are fair for the high quality ingredients and the expensive real estate. The tables are small and densely packed. The wait staff gracefully weaves through the narrow spaces. A block behind the better known Deux Magots, there are more locals than tourists and that is a good sign. This wasn't our first choice for lunch today, but when the fancier restaurant we had our sights on was inexplicably closed, this was a safe and comfortable harbor.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 21, 2019 via mobile

I always come here when I am in Paris. Always a joy! Generally, we just order drinks and a little something to eat with our drinks. If you are in the mood for hot chocolate, it’s the best!!!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 18, 2019

This place is one of few places with a true "brasserie" menu in this neighborhood, ideal for a quick and good quality lunch, the good French version of fast food. Croque Monsieur (excellent) omelets (excellent), the wine (excellent and many options), and super friendly staff...and waiters. They dont pretend to be a gourmet restaurant, please stay this way, dont follow the last trend of the day !More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Cafe Bonaparte is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 4