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LA CONTRESCARPE

#11,993 of 13,997 Restaurants in Paris
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Quartier Latin
French, Bar, Cafe, Pub
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57 RUE LACEPEDE, Paris, France
+33 1 43 36 82 88
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07:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 04:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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366 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's in the middle of all the action of Mouffetard, so you get some choice characters, especially in the smoking area, but overall it's pretty nice, and especially the interior, which is more classic. Prices are reasonable, although as often in France the Coke costs a silly amount!

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Thank hogiebear33
boston
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197 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right at Place Contrescarpe with a heated Terrace for cold weather, including the winter, this has wonderful food and excellent service. This is my favorite café in Paris to have lunch and two people watch. It has all the traditional French classic dishes as well as some nontraditional, created dishes. The food is excellent

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Thank BostonBostonGirl
Salford, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

My daughter and I love this Cafe. We haven't eaten there but have visited for a drink or coffee many times. This time did not fail us either. We had two glasses of champagne as always the inside looked inviting on a cold November night and we were met at the door and shown to our seats. Love it!

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Thank prguru2015
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

During a tiring sightseeing day La Contrescarpe looked the perfect place to regain our energies, have coffee and people watch. This was not the place for that. The waiting staff were unfriendly, unhelpful and in the end downright insulting. When we enquired about wanting coffee, the waiter replied with 'is that all?'. We sat and ordered, our drinks arrived and... More 

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Oakland, California
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471 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We keep coming back to this place for the perfect Parisian cafe experience. Coffee, drinks, conversation, and delightful atmosphere in one of Paris' most picturesque squares. Good service. Hemingway lived around the corner.

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Thank Thomas V
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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267 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

At the top of the street in Place Contrescarpe we stopped for lunch at the aptly named Cafe de la Contrescarpe. A perfect time to sit, relax, have a bite to eat and watch the world slide by while being serenaded by a young man with a guitar. . . I should think that takes no little amount of courage... More 

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Cherry Hill
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in after our arrival in Paris. We had some meat and cheese which was excellent and I had a draft beer and my wife had wine. The server was great and loved the ambiance. We sat outside and enjoyed people watching.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Had a blast watching the crowds, listened to some really excellent buskers. Will definitely go back!

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Thank frazzj
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We visited this restaurant after a day out in the Latin quarter. We wanted a good coffee and to enjoy the ambiance of the area. After being seated we had some questions about the menu. The waiting staff couldn't have been more dismissive or disdainful. The coffee arrived and was variously cold or incorrect. All we wanted was an Americano... More 

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Paris, France
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Drinks took forever, carpaccio was frozen, we ordered salad instead of fries but still got fries, they forgot the water. What was supposed to be a nice Sunday lunch turned out to be a disaster. Don't go here to eat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 37
Cuisine
French, Bar, Cafe, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 02:00
Monday
07:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 02:00
Thursday
07:00 - 02:00
Friday
07:00 - 04:00
Saturday
07:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 RUE LACEPEDE, Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 36 82 88

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

Staying in Quartier Latin

Neighbourhood Profile
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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