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Cafe Moderne

#1,925 of 14,157 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bastille / Oberkampf
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19 rue Keller, 75011 Paris, France
+33 1 47 00 53 62
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Perhaps this isn't such a hidden gem after seeing other reviews here but Cafe Moderne is a gem tucked away down a little side street in the 11th arr. area. We had high hopes after a quick Google search and the restaurant surpassed them; the waitress was very friendly and was only too happy to translate the menu for us.... More 

Thank Amber F
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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176 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Our family of four had a nice dinner here. The server was great fun, as was the menu. A word of warning though, we made our dinner reservation using the Tripadvisor website but the restaurant never got it; we were lucky that they were able to squeeze us in.

Thank oai
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

I'd read the fantastic reviews on TripAdvisor before our visit, so as this was fairly close to our apartment in Bastille we decided to give it a try. It was Friday night and I knew it would get busy so we arrived as they were opening at 7pm and managed to get a table. This place had a lovely vibe... More 

Thank 969AJW1969
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Go for the cocktails which are ridiculously good! Co-founder Mido was ranked 1st at national level and 3rd world-wide in 2014. I went with a girlfriend I've not seen in years and we enjoyed a small selection of honest French cuisine with seriously good drinks. We loved it.

Thank 941citytraveller2016
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

We went to Cafe Moderne for a celebratory lunch with a group of about 20 people and it was absolutely amazing. The food was homemade and simply delicious (the best meatballs I've ever had, as simple as that! I didn't think I could be amazed by meatballs but I was!), not overpriced and the atmosphere was really relaxed and friendly.... More 

2 Thank victoria372
Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate lunch here. Both ordered meatballs. I had modern meatballs with tomato sauce and vegetables, my husband had oriental meatballs with tagliatelle. It was a perfect choice as the food was fresh, service was fast, ambience was cosy and I also liked their music choice.

Thank 2012Ingaga
Paris, France
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

I always have the veggie burger with a beer there, probably the best in Paris. I love the neighborhood feeling, no fuss, simple and direct approach of the staff. The chef is really accommodating.... Café Moderne if you miss the US and wants something close but still Frenchy on the side. Try, its worth a visit for sure.

1 Thank Karim B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Basically excellent! Really helpful waitress, talked us through the menu. Drinks arrived very quick, food also arrived quick and was extremely tasty. Veggie options for the missus. Really cool place, trendy decor, nice and quirky,exceptional value also. Treated to a free shot on the way out also.👍👍😃😃😃😃😃

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Genoa, Italy
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

We ate lunch at Cafe Moderne on Saturday after reading about it on a guide. It didn't disappoint in anything. The meatballs were excellent and very fulfilling; the ambience was great with a cozy atmosphere and nice decoration; service was excellent, friendly and very fast. The cupcakes with coffee were very nice. As a plus the waitress spoke flawless Italian.... More 

Thank ander75it
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Best service and food so far in paris! Servers are always there to wait on you. Very friendly and you do not have to wait and ask for refills or bill, they are on top of it unlike all the restaurants we have been too. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Not a huge menu but deffinetly worth it!

Thank christinaf103

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
European, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 rue Keller, 75011 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Bastille / Oberkampf
  • Neighbourhood: Bastille / Oberkampf
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 00 53 62
Le Cafe Moderne, apres avoir ete une institution du couscous a Paris, laisse place aujourd'hui a une nouvelle cuisine et remet les boulettes au gout du jour.Au Menu: Tartare, Burger et Boulette: du fait maison, comme a la maison, le tout dans une ambiance conviviale, dans un bistrot Parisien qui n'a rien perdu de son authenticite.//////// The Cafe Moderne, who used to be the institution of the couscous in Paris, leaves place today to a new kitchen and puts back the meatballs in our plates!Le Menu : Tartars, Burgers and Meatballs, a homemade cuisine that taste like home, in a French Bistrot that kept it's authenticity.

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Bastille and Oberkampf are lively parts of town made for entertainment. During the day rows of unassuming bars welcome customers for a bite or a drink, but it’s at night this area really comes to life. Students and young professionals fill the busy bars around Bastille and Oberkampf. At Place de la Bastille, crowds flock to the Opéra Bastille in the evening and groups wait for coveted tickets during the day. Towards Republique, skateboarders practice their tricks while others chill out at the square. If you’re looking for late-night revelry, this is your neighbourhood.
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