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Cafe Central

$$ - $$$
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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40 rue Cler, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 47 05 00 53
07:00 - 02:00
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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved having nightly drinks and meals at this quaint sidewalk cafe. Very Friendly Staff - Cross was AWESOME!

Thank cynv1217
Wenatchee, Washington
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174 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great people watching place with street dining. Service very good and the variety of food very good also. Ate here three times while visiting Paris. For lunch the French onion soup is killer

Thank Ken C
Paris, France
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

happy hour, delicious cocktails, lovely interior, great music and very friendly waiters, all in all a great place

Thank 937heidia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant and friendly staff. The kids got both candy and some pencils to keep them busy. The food was very good, but small portions for the price. Missed some vegetables along with the duck and some potatoes along with fish. 140 € for 4 adults and 2 kids, without starters and dessert.

Thank Einar B
Charlevoix, Michigan
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164 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful cafe food in a beautiful l setting. Check out the metal ceiling. Scallop risotto was fabulous as was mozzarella salad.

Thank Kim K
Jackson, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here on a misty night and when the rain began the just extended the awning to cover everyone. They really cram a lot of people in but the wait staff did a fine job. The food was excellent and the atmosphere great. Try the scallop risotto. so good.

Thank WendiJay
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly let me say that I love Cafe Central and every time I'm in Paris for more than a couple of days I am sure to have a meal there. I love the neighbourhood, usually friendly service and quality food. Unfortunately a couple of night ago we were there for dinner with my wife, sister-in-law and cousin and it was... More 

Thank Rene M
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101 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for dinner, a large cafe with outdoor seating for people watching. Noticed quite a few locals come to sit drink beer and watch the crowds. staff is very friendly and entertaining. This is a tourist spot!. food was good and the atmosphere around the cafe and the street is jovial and fun. We were a group of 5... More 

Thank Chris K
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe is located on a very busy corner on Rue Cler, which lends itself to people watching and experience Paris as authentic Parisiennes do. Scallop risotto is fantastic! Impressive wine list. We had a bottle of Pommery Rose Champagne each night we had dinner here. Fantastic!

Thank Amyatthelake
Salt Lake City, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our first lunch so much, we came back two days later for a second. Staff is friendly and well versed in English. Service is prompt, but didn't feel rushed. Although we had just a simple burger and pizza, the quality and test of the meals was wonderful. We will visit again on our next trip to Paris.

Thank Lance H

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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
French, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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: 40 rue Cler, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighbourhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 05 00 53

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Tour Eiffel / Invalides
With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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