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Cafe Lateral

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4 avenue Mac Mahon, 75017 Paris, France
+33 1 43 80 20 96
07:00 - 02:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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183 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2013

Being able to sit in a glass enclosed conservatory in the heavy rain and enjoy some good quality food, while viewing the Arc de Triumph is as good as it gets for anyone visiting Paris. The service was quick and efficient, and this is not a tourist trap. The wines were also good.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2013 via mobile

Very nice breakfast simple food beautifully executed and with a direct view to the arc the triumph. This was the only routine we had while in Paris for our 10th aniversary and for a very good reason! Staff is very polite too.

Thank 694aaf
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133 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2013

We liked this restaurant with helpful stuff and well done food. We were served quickly and it was not expensive.

Thank Ann L
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208 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2013

We had a casual dinner here. The food was clearly better than average in this category and area, I was told by some locals who we met for dinner. The price/quality was good in my opinion. The wine was served clearly too warm: it had obviously not been stored in correct temperature. Can be recommended for a casual meal very... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2013

We wanted a light supper very close to our hotel (Hotel Cecilia across the road - excellent hotel). The Cafe Lateral exceeded our expectations with wonderful food served by friendly attentive staff. We would highly recommend this venue as it's very close to the Arc de Triomphe.

Thank Gill S
Newport, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2013

Arrived late after our flight. We were made to feel very welcome. Food was very good with good service. Excellent value for money in the centre of Paris.

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Miami, Florida
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363 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2013

Food is very good here and so is the ambience. Can get crowded at times. Great place to have a hot chocolate outside on a cold day and people watch. Burgers are really big and good. My favorite dish is there French Onion Soup, as good as any anywhere. Always go here when in Paris.

Thank CaptainKuddles
Bergen, Norway
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2013

We satyed at the lovely hotel Magda Etoile just close by this cafe/restaurant, and we had our breakfast here. They had two breakfast menus to choose from, we tried both, and they were very good. One included: croissant, coffee, bread and jam and fresh juice. and the other one the same, but in addition to scrambled eggs and salmon.

Thank Vatnemav
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2012

Liked the friendly welcome from staff and choice of menu. had a late-ish evening meal here (guinea fowl/loin of cod) and was pleasantly surprised by the quality all very yummy. Shared a fab pud - Pain Perdu, which was so moreish wish i'd had one of my own! if you stay at the Etoile Park this is a few steps... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2012

We were looking for a typical French restaurant where locals ate and found Cafe Lateral from the concierge at our hotel. We liked it so much we ate dinner at the Lateral twice during our trip. Here are the main points we liked: the food was very fresh and was very good. The service was way above average and since... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$48
French, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 avenue Mac Mahon, 75017 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Champs-Elysees
  • Neighbourhood: Champs-Elysees
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 80 20 96

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This area is characterized by its namesake avenue which extends northwest from the Louvre to the modern business district, punctuated by the iconic Arc de Triomphe. Grand embassies stand among impressive offices and presidential palaces; architecture from 19th century Universal Exhibitions, homes, art galleries, and 19th century streets designed by Baron Haussmann flank haute-couture boutiques. This neighborhood never rests, buzzing with visitors from around the world at all times of day and night, all within a stone's throw of the Seine.
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