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Cafe Francais

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Bastille / Oberkampf
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Entree 1 1 Place de la Bastille, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 40 29 04 02
07:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 02:00
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247 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

A nice summer night at Café Français. I had a drink and enjoyed one of the clearest terrace Parisian views. Business breakfast in the bright veranda. Looking at Bastille Place behind a large glass frontage. Sunday afternoon, family tea-time in the spacious cozy roomy lounge among preppies. Looking up to the stylish Art-deco setting. Impersonal service, high prices, standard products.... More 

Thank Christophe M
Paris, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

If you are in this area, it's a nice place to stop for a snack. The atmosphere is slightly posh in a relaxed way. the decoration quite nice, a bit retro. We had a waitress which was too flirty. Very annoying. Food is good. A bit too expensive for what it is.

Thank leni_richard
Antigua and Barbuda
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132 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

What a great place to meet friends and enjoy friendly, attentive service. Prefer inside tables, for a more intimate setting and romantic atmosphere for our anniversary dinner. Wait staff VERY attentive, and friendly, and will return another visit. Thank you for memorable evening!(waiter from Normandy...you are so charming!)

Thank Eliz102
Waxahachie, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Perfect evening! The staff, the food and the ambiance was perfect! Excellent location to view the sights and your living the Paris experience!

Thank anatay1957
Toronto, Canada
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165 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Stopped here for dinner as it looked good and had a great patio. A little disappointed. The patio allows you to enjoy a meal while people watching and with a direct view of the Place de la Bastille. Took a little while to get seated and we got a great patio seat. Unfortunately, the traffic noise makes the patio too... More 

Thank bleec0m
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Overpriced tourist trap -but probably the best melon soup ever. Omelette was essentially a steamed pile of at least 6 eggs.

Thank 914travel2016
Tarquinia, Italy
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346 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place right on Place de la Bastille. We had a good quinoa salad followed by the poorest "omelette jambon" of my life. It was no omelette, rather scrambled eggs, and the "jambon" was a sad, lonely chunk of overcooked bacon. Including a glass of Chablis we have been charged 81€... Definitely not recommended!

Thank MarcoEtGiusy
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Since it opened, Café Francais has become one of my favorite places in Paris for a simple coffee, a dessert or a great lunch/ diner. Great relaxed service, beautiful interiors , and perfect menu .

Thank Maximiliano M
Saanich, Canada
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152 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Cruised the canal to the Bastille and wandered into what is a great spot for quality service and a wonderful selection. We were there only for a afternoon snack but viewed the menu and dishes being finished by smiling faces. Ours was plates of "Pavlova" so decadent. Excellent coffee creme'

Thank BobFarr2000
Paris, France
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

stay near by on 2-weeks vacation... not going back for sure... there were 20+ guest in one side of building, only one waitress

Thank Max M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Entree 1 1 Place de la Bastille, 75004 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Bastille / Oberkampf
  • Neighbourhood: Bastille / Oberkampf
  • Phone Number: +33 1 40 29 04 02

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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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Bastille / Oberkampf
Bastille and Oberkampf are lively parts of town made for entertainment. During the day rows of unassuming bars welcome customers for a bite or a drink, but it’s at night this area really comes to life. Students and young professionals fill the busy bars around Bastille and Oberkampf. At Place de la Bastille, crowds flock to the Opéra Bastille in the evening and groups wait for coveted tickets during the day. Towards Republique, skateboarders practice their tricks while others chill out at the square. If you’re looking for late-night revelry, this is your neighbourhood.
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