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Le Temps des Cerises

$$ - $$$
Place d'Italie / Quartier Asiatique
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18 rue de la Butte aux Cailles, 75013 Paris, France
+33 1 45 89 69 48
11:45 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:45
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Mon - Sat 11:45 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:45
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Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

To start with, don't try to make a reservation, they don't do that kind of thing....that the beginning of a great experience....go there at 8pm, talk to the boss (you will not be able to miss him), if there is space (very unlikely) sit down and defend it with whatever legal and illegal means you may have at sour disposition...... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Followed a nice walk around this neighborhood from a Paris guide. The guide highly recommended a stop at Le Temps des Cerises, calling it the hub of the neighborhood and best dining option of the area. We have been visiting Paris for 30 years. I have never had a bad experience. I have argued with acquaintances who say they had... More 

Thank traveldocgolfer
Fontenay-le-Fleury, France
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to visit La Butte aux Cailles to see some street art, Le Temps des Cerises is a good choice for a lunch break. The restaurant is run as a SCOP, collaborative, which is unusual for a restaurant. They service good French food. Tried the "Joues de cochons braisées" and loved it.

Thank Francois C
Paris, France
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I love the communal aspect of this place, as it's a workers's collective, or was at the beginning. Food very good, just don't come here drunk on Corsican beer, which was my case the first time.

Thank JuliaParis_France
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102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

The food is good and hearty, the service is different because it is a cooperative, therefore it is more "equalitarian" than some people will expect, but I enjoy it and often dine here. You have to book ahead, it is often full.

Thank Mary P
Victoria, Canada
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65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

We had dinner three times because the bistro is close to where we're staying. The entrées and plats are fairly ordinary but the desserts are really good. As others have said, the seating is cosy and you may end up sharing a long table. Come before 7:45 or so to get a table for 2. Friendly staff.

Thank Bob2885
Montreal, Canada
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Fanstastic service, fair prices and delicious food on the buteaux-aux-cailles. We hv been twice during our 5 days in Paris and everything is as great as it could be!

Thank Priscilla O
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

We had a big anniversary lunch here, complete with a bottle of excellent champagne. The restaurant is run as a cooperative, and the service is good, but perhaps a little more independent than in some places - perhaps because the memory of the Commune is cherished in the area.... The food was excellent and we had a memorable meal. It's... More 

Thank Jenny K
Limoges, France
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202 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

We stopped off here for lunch on the recommendation of the owner of our apartment. It it a cute little bistro. The staff were charming and the food was not bad. IHowever, it was j

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Lisbon, Portugal
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

This is another classic of the Buttes aux Cailles. The restaurant concept is a cooperative where every employee works on his own business. The choice of this kind of organisation is na homage to the 1871 Comune and the age of Panhard Industries and industrie workers. So the food goes along with that spirit: good old traditional like the "Bavette"... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:45 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:45
11:45 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:45
11:45 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:45
11:45 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:45
11:45 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:45
11:45 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 rue de la Butte aux Cailles, 75013 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Place d'Italie / Quartier Asiatique
  • Neighbourhood: Place d'Italie / Quartier Asiatique
  • Phone Number: +33 1 45 89 69 48

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Place d'Italie / Quartier Asiatique
Far off the beaten path, this part of Paris is a forgotten gem worth exploring. Avenue d’Ivry houses Europe's largest Chinatown with great Asian supermarkets and shops, and a thrilling atmosphere around Chinese New Year. Place d’Italie impresses onlookers as soon as they set their eyes on it. Not far, around La Butte aux Cailles, the streets suddenly imitate provincial France and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported. The beauty of these streets lies in their surprises around every twist and turn.
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