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“Quintessential Paris Cafe” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Francais

Cafe Francais
Ranked #8,908 of 16,717 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: French, Cafe, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Bastille / Oberkampf
Sao Paulo, SP
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170 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Quintessential Paris Cafe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

In front of Place de la Bastille this rest has recently been redesigned with Art Deco touches; both the outer terrace in front of the square and the inner terrace are amongst the best and most coveted in paris right now.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“perfect!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

great food (even had a lovely vegetarian option!) and lovely wine. Very helpful staff, and a brilliant location. Also very clean toilets.

Visited August 2013
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Café Francais ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

The waiter was extremely helpful, handsome and friendly. The portions are large and the quality is high. The decor is original and beautiful.

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Las Vegas, NV
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135 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Now it is doing well !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

Stopped by here in 2011 and gave it a bad review. Bad service and bad food.
In 2012 it was closed. I laughed, does Trip Advisor have that much clout?
I have just returned from Paris and visited Café Francais. I has been completely remodeled.
Inside and out. It looks very good. I ordered a steak and fritz and it was very good. The wine as suggested by the young lady was super. Over all a great and welcome surprise.
This Café is on the corner of St Antoine and Bastille and a good place to sit outside and
watch all the people at Place Bastille. The new owners can be proud.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WaltersLV
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Paris, France
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

I was very impatient to discover this new address near the famous Place de La Bastille. My first impression was really enthousiastic; the design is wonderful and this is a unique decor for a Parisian "Brasserie". Nevetheless, at this stage, the service is not attentive enough, very long and sometimes lost in translation... Good food but higher price. Does anyone give them advice about "value for money" when you manage a restaurant with a lot of competitors (and sometimes valuable ones) ?

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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