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Louise Cafe

#679 of 14,142 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Louvre / Palais-Royal
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8 rue Croix des Petits Champs, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 42 60 22 44
09:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Beirut, Lebanon
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two friends and I stopped by for lunch on a very rainy Saturday afternoon after visiting the Louvre (about 10 minutes' walk away). We were seated on the outdoor, protected terrace with the comfort of the additional heaters - don't mind a few spare raindrops. Acceptable menu variety - we took pasta and sandwiches (my croque monsieur was over-toasted on... More 

Thank RaBaNaBey
Gold Coast
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Louise restaurant is one of those rare places that can make you forget about the world outside and allow you to drift off into a Parisian dream. I have visited Louise during the four seasons over two years and the beautiful seasonal home style cuisine always satisfies the soul. Every dish is clearly prepared with real passion and the staff... More 

Thank Michael H
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Louise was the loveliest hostess I've ever had the pleasure to meet. The wine list is great and it had the traditional french food we had been looking for during our ten-day stay in Paris. I loved the coq au vin and my boyfriend had the duck offered and we were not disappointed in the slightest. In addition to that,... More 

Thank Areille M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Great Cafe. When we walked in the place was very empty so I was unsure what kind of experience we have, but Louise greeted us like family and it turned out great. Since it was empty we got all the attention. The food was very good and the service was great. Louise treated my pregnant wife like family. I would... More 

1 Thank Evinnie
Torquay, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Great little place to take in the Parisian way of life. Enjoying good food, strong coffee and a relaxed demeanour.

Thank Midnight9898
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Thank you TripAdvisor! Without TripAdvisor I would never have hunted this little cafe down. I am so happy I did. My mother, daughter, and I had a late dinner here on a very cold night. I have to rate the Chestnut soup as the most tasty soup I have ever had! Excellent!! The owner was there and was super sweet... More 

Thank lscwilliams
Coppell, Texas
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Found this cafe near our hotel. We had a really nice lunch there. The daughter greeted us and took our orders. She was very nice and teased my husband that even though their burgers were very good, that he was comparing it to the "burger capital" coming from Texas. Stop in if you are close. You will be happy you... More 

Thank Lisa W
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131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This humble-looking cafe is not far from the Louvre, and yes, we were only drawn to this place given the high ratings on TripAdvisor, and we were certainly not disappointed!! The staffs were very friendly and gave us a warm welcome. Both my husband and I tried their soup and it was simple but delicious, perfect for a winter day.... More 

1 Thank Charrie_Jay
Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

First time I went there, but probably not the last. Simple, small café. I had lunch à la carte, the soup was delicious. Friendly service, warm welcome. Perfect for a nice lunch

Thank ygorges
Victoria, BC
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Some of the dishes were excellent (lamb shank, escargot) but others were mediocre (boeuf bourguignon, tarte tatin). The beef was tough and lacked the full bodied flavour that is normally associated with the dish. The tarte tatin was soggy as though it had sat for a long time and then was reheated in a microwave. Owner was very friendly, as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 rue Croix des Petits Champs, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 60 22 44

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighbourhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theatres compete for your applause. It's a neighbourhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
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