Inaugurated in 1862, this café is undoubtedly one of the most popular in Paris. With its exquisite Second Empire style, it has forever been a favored hangout for celebrities and tourists alike. The leafy look combined with the rich décor of ornate flourishes and deep polished wood creates an atmosphere of freshness blending with class. You can drop in here for an early breakfast or a delayed supper as the café remains open till late in the night. During winter, you can dine alfresco at the winter terrace that overlooks the Boulevard des Capucines, while summer months see crowds filling in at the open air terrace that gives a great view of the Place de l'Opera. While in Paris, this is one destination you should not miss.
Situated in the Bastille area, Brasserie Bofinger possesses a beautiful Belle-Époque decor with a stained-glass ceiling, ceramics and mirrors. Celebrities, Parisians and tourists alike come here to taste the varied cuisine, which includes choucroute garnie (a sauerkraut dish), roasted lobster or magret de canard (duck breast). So when in Paris, do not miss out on the opportunity to sit under this exotic stained-glass ceiling and to be greeted by an unparalleled ambiance and a pleasant service.
Situated in Disneyland, France, Inventions mingles a global dining experience with Disney magic. The restaurant serves innovative, contemporary dishes from around the world in a buffet setup. While you dine, you can chat with Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters as they come up to diners for photos and conversation. The decor of the restaurant is also worth a second look as quaint and inventive Disney-themed nick-nacks hang from the ceiling and dozens of colorful pictures hang from the walls. Early risers can also come in for a family brunch with Disney characters on every Sunday.
Le Comptoir Lounge is a cozy and elegant bistro which is known for its delicious French dishes as well as its Burger XL. Aside from a variety of locally-influenced traditional, French dishes which is a must-try for any tourist looking for an authentic local dining experience, the menu here also includes a number of pizza and pasta options as well as their huge burgers. The wine list as well as the zippy cocktail varieties are worth a try as well. All in all, this place is the perfect spot to stop into while exploring the city.
Situated within Disneyland Paris and named after a character from the Disney universe, Bistrot Chez Rémy is every bit as whimsical as you would imagine it to be. A restaurant that adds a bit of childishness to dining, everything here from the decor, to the items on the menu and even the style of plating itself, is inspired by the Disney film Ratatouille. As cartoony as it might be, the food served here is not to be underestimated. Everything on the menu, from the steak to the signature ratatouille, packs a hefty punch of flavor, that makes you want to come back for more.
It was in the 1700s that the sandwich was invented and named after the fourth Earl of Sandwich. Today, owned by the 11th earl of this district, Earl of Sandwich has become a worldwide chain of restaurants, famous for their sandwiches. The use of old family recipes, freshly baked bread and freshly-roasted meat ensures that you get some of the most delicious sandwiches you have ever tasted. Other quick and filling dishes like salads, wraps, soups and breakfast bagels are also served here. You can come in for a quick bite to eat at this particular branch while exploring Disneyland.
Le Coupe-Gorge is an intimate restaurant and has a vintage charm to it. Their menu features fresh ingredients from the local markets. Savor dishes like vodka marinated salmon, homemade terrines, Tatin oxtail spiced caramel, Koulibiak of salmon and saddle of lamb with tapenade. Round off your meal with desserts such as crispy chocolate mousse and chocolate souffle.
This French fast food chain has a worldwide presence. Brioche Dorée on Rue de Rivoli is tucked away amongst shops and tourist attractions. So naturally it is a nice spot to make a pit stop to relish their sandwiches, tarts and pastries. If you are in a hurry, then you can also opt their to-go list.
Nestled besides the iconic Saint-Jacques Tower and Parc de la Tour Saint-Jacques, Le Café Livres is a charming restaurant for everyone especially book lovers. With more than 13,000 books neatly arranged and adorned with mirrors, clocks, light fixtures and comfy leather armchairs, this is a place where you will want to linger even after you have had your meal. Their seasonal menu is made up of fresh ingredients procured from local markets. Complement your meal with wine or coffee.
Au Verre Luisant is a Parisian bistro that is always brimming with locals. If you know French then that would be a boon since no one speaks English and the menu is also in the native language. Their menu has some Southern American flair which just gives a burst of flavor to their food. Their range chicken (poulet fermier) is the crowd favorite. So if you don't know what to order, just ask for this hot seller. Complement your meal with caipirinha or beer.
Inside Gallery 88 you can see works of art from all over the world - pottery, statuettes, tapestries, and so on. Outside, on the terrace, you have a fine view of the embankments of the Seine. The menu is a selection of Mediterranean-inspired light dishes like tapas plates, salads and pastas. The selection of teas go perfectly with the cakes which are made in the confectionery next door. They also offer a selection of pre-set menus for lunch and dinner.
Opened in 1997, Crêperie Beaubourg is a popular spot near the Centre Pompidou. Their cozy decor is accentuated by hanging red lampshades and artworks. Relish their savory and sweet crepes that are made fresh daily. Complement your meal with ciders and Celtic whiskeys to complete the taste of Brittany and Ireland.