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“Very good it is, reasonable prices, high cuisine it is not”
Review of Cosi

Cosi
Ranked #487 of 17,300 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast
Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Dexter, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
390 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Very good it is, reasonable prices, high cuisine it is not”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

We stopped buy on a cold Saturday trying to escape from the cold and the rain. The sandwiches are fresh made with good ingredients, taste great and our reasonably price. They bake their own cibata style bread. The combinations run from standards fresh mozzerella, tomato, with lettuce to tyrol ham. My wife fawned over her apple crumble dessert, likely to be more rembered then the specifics of her sandwich. The wine was reasonably priced, but limited, only two reds were available.

My wife thinks it's the hippest place we've eaten during the last month.

The downside is the ordering process. As all space in front of the counter forces the que outside easily. Also, they do not keep track of whether the dining area is overflowing with standing dinners, hoping someone will leave soon.

  • Visited October 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Cosi Great Paris Sandwich Shop”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

If you just want a sandwich for lunch this is the place. When you enter Cosi's you go to the counter to give your order. They have a lunch special that includes a drink and dessert. Everything is listed on a blackboard. The prices are a great value. The bread is fantastic. My dessert was Tiramasu. This shop is located at 54 Rue de Seine in the St. Germain area. It is perfect for a family with children. Also in the area are art galleries to browse through. It is not far from the Seine.

  • Visited September 2012
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Cortlandt Manor, New York
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Cosi Global Success Started Here in Paris”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

My wife and I and another couple splurged on a seven-day sojourn in August in Paris, including eating lunch and supper in twelve restaurants, almost all of them ranked amomg the top 150 eateries listed in the Trip Advisor.

Among the restaurants we selected for lunch was Cosi, a small hole in the wall type eatery that was founded in Paris in 1996 and it spawned a burgeoning international restaurant chain. The company today boasts more than 100 restaurants in the U.S. and is listed on Nasdaq. I guess you could safely say the company is booming and we wanted tp see where it all began and to eat some Cosi chow.

Cosi's core idea was to serve sandwiches in a special bread wedge using various fresh ingredients, for take out or eat in. At the original restaurant that we visited, that meant ordering your meal at a counter and then carrying your food upstairs and then eating the food on small old wooden tables scattered about a small room. The original store hasn't changed much since 1996. The concept worked and the company flourished.

The sandwiches are all reasonably priced, produced as fast as McDonalds, and they taste better than Subways. It is no contest. Our foursome had np problems with the service and the sandwiches were super. Among the desserts they offered was an apple crumble which was a triumph and it was really good, especially when it was served mit schlag.

The total cost of our sanwiches, beverages, and desserts averages about 20 euros per person. The food was good and it seemed reasonable to us. We're sold on the Cosi concept and we're gonna try to find a Cosi restaurant near our home in the U,S,

  • Visited August 2012
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New Port Richey, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“My favorite”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We couldn't wait to return to Paris and go to Cosi. It's small, it's crowded, but the sandwiches made on fresh, hot flat bread, are what I have been thinking about for the past several months! After eating my sandwich, I ordered just a plain piece of flat bread to eat. It was SO delicious! I'd return to Paris again just for Cosi!

  • Visited July 2012
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San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Want healthy, CLEAN, fresh food and delicious to boot?”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

Cosi is a real find. While dining across the dinner at Fish La Boissonnerie we saw their staff travel across the street to replenish their amazing supply of bread. After. Day of walking the streets of Paris we just wanted fresh food. We knew that Cosi had delicious sandwiches and salads so we ventured in and the nicest Swedish young lady prepared our salads. We todo our wine, water, and salads up the stairs on trays and sat by the open window while listening to opera. Fabulous. The upstairs is not really a traditional dining room so do not expect wait staff or anything but chairs and tables. But...if you want sensational salads and might be a wee bit tired of heavy, saucy food...this is the ticket. We are now repeat customers.

  • Visited August 2012
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