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Cafe Charlot

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Le Marais
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38 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris, France
+33 1 44 54 03 30
07:00 - 02:00
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228 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My hubby and sisters and me decided to go here for breakfast and it had been recommended to one of my sister-in-laws. it was nearly where we were staying. We loved the ambiance, as others have said! The waiters are very attentive and hard working. They have the sweetest uniform- makes it feel like you step back in time. i... More 

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San Francisco, California
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175 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've always wanted to go to Cafe Charlot and finally sought the cafe out on my recent trip to Paris. It's a charming, lovely old-school café in the Marais off-the-beaten path from all the tourists and shops. It has a retro ambiance that makes you want to sit for hours and sip coffee, read, write or people watch. Sadly, I... More 

Thank Emily C
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We were staying near Cafe Charlot and stopped by one morning for some breakfast and people watching outside. The breakfast and coffee did not disappoint. We ended up coming back for dinner a couple days later. It was the only cafe that was busy in comparison to the other ones close by so we figured it had to be good.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Good food and lively atmosphere. Various French standards, including beef tartare, escargot, and grilled chicken. Also a nice cheese plate. We enjoyed our meal with a nice bottle of wine. Can't go wrong here.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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331 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Went twice, once for breakfast -- coffee was okay not great, and bread was good, but had better in other cafes in Paris. Met a friend for champagne and cheese which was delightful and relaxed. On both occasions the ambience was very old Parisian and casual, food was okay and service was excellent for us. Recommend going if you want... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Went there for late lunch on a Saturday. Place was quite packed, busy ambiance with a lovely diversity of French and tourists. Good food. Good service-with-somewhat-Parisian-attitude. Prices are ok for food and expensive for drinks (but within the typical Paris price standards). The bistro's main advantage is its location in a great Le Marais neigbourhood for shopping.

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Newcastle, Australia
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

When we are in Paris we always have a coffee in this very cool cafe which is opposite the Marche Enfants Rouges, the oldest covered markets in Paris. Its a great place to while away an hour just people watching . I love just watching the clientele come & go . The decore is fashioned off the old butcher shop... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We just wanted a coffe and some hot chocolate! But it took ages to order and the waiter was unfriendly and stressed! Bad coffee, okay hot chocolate!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my sister visited cafe Charlot on a Saturday afternoon. As it was quite busy, We have been lucky enough to find a table for two outside very quickly. Service was quite good and staff very friendly. Grooming of the waiters could be better, as their aprons look a bit dirty. I had a wonderful 'plat du jour' with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I travel to Paris a lot for work, and have eaten here a few times. It's very well known and is almost always busy, which is perfect for an evening of lively atmosphere. If cool people, decor and people watching is on your list of things to do, then this is the perfect place for you! The food is nice,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 37 - US$ 51
French, Bar, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, 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: 38 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Le Marais
  • Neighbourhood: Le Marais
  • Phone Number: +33 1 44 54 03 30

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Le Marais
The Marais is a winding maze of multi-faceted streets that beg to be explored. It bursts with small boutiques, historic buildings, cozy traditional restaurants, and hidden parks. Around each corner, you'll come across little gems of architecture spanning the centuries, from understated medieval towers to classical libraries and 17th century splendour. This neighbourhood unites a rich mix of people of all ages, but it's best known for the gay scene mostly in the south and the Jewish community around Rue des Rosiers.
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