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#11,527 of 14,891 Restaurants in Paris
$$ - $$$French, , Cafe
57 rue Lacepede, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 36 82 88
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible19%
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French, Bar, Cafe, European
$$ - $$$
57 rue Lacepede, 75005 Paris, France
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Reviewed January 30, 2017

When in Paris I live nearby, so I often have breakfast or lunch here. When you come in in the morning, the tables have been displaced for dancing in the evening. I like having breakfast in the book-lined area to the left of the entrance....More

Thank FineGueule46
Reviewed January 8, 2017

It's in the middle of all the action of Mouffetard, so you get some choice characters, especially in the smoking area, but overall it's pretty nice, and especially the interior, which is more classic. Prices are reasonable, although as often in France the Coke costs...More

Thank hogiebear33
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Right at Place Contrescarpe with a heated Terrace for cold weather, including the winter, this has wonderful food and excellent service. This is my favorite café in Paris to have lunch and two people watch. It has all the traditional French classic dishes as well...More

Thank BostonBostonGirl
Reviewed December 12, 2016

My daughter and I love this Cafe. We haven't eaten there but have visited for a drink or coffee many times. This time did not fail us either. We had two glasses of champagne as always the inside looked inviting on a cold November night...More

Thank prguru2015
Reviewed November 30, 2016

During a tiring sightseeing day La Contrescarpe looked the perfect place to regain our energies, have coffee and people watch. This was not the place for that. The waiting staff were unfriendly, unhelpful and in the end downright insulting. When we enquired about wanting coffee,...More

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed November 5, 2016

We keep coming back to this place for the perfect Parisian cafe experience. Coffee, drinks, conversation, and delightful atmosphere in one of Paris' most picturesque squares. Good service. Hemingway lived around the corner.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed October 29, 2016

At the top of the street in Place Contrescarpe we stopped for lunch at the aptly named Cafe de la Contrescarpe. A perfect time to sit, relax, have a bite to eat and watch the world slide by while being serenaded by a young man...More

Thank Paris-Cemeteries
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in after our arrival in Paris. We had some meat and cheese which was excellent and I had a draft beer and my wife had wine. The server was great and loved the ambiance. We sat outside and enjoyed people...More

Thank chache47
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Had a blast watching the crowds, listened to some really excellent buskers. Will definitely go back!

Thank frazzj
Reviewed August 30, 2016

We visited this restaurant after a day out in the Latin quarter. We wanted a good coffee and to enjoy the ambiance of the area. After being seated we had some questions about the menu. The waiting staff couldn't have been more dismissive or disdainful....More

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Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life,
architectural splendor and ongoing merriment. The
small streets are filled with classical buildings,
student bars and lively eateries while the squares are
dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined
by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin
once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which
celebrates the great men and women of France. During
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $37
Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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 - 4:00 AM
7:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 rue Lacepede, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighborhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 36 82 88
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