Cafe de Flore
Paris-St Germain and the Latin Quarter
- Great food
May 11, 2018
In well-lit surroundings, vested waiters serve you in plush red leather booths, stark against the white walls and columns, and dark wooden tables and chairs. Over the decades, the café has housed writers, painters, actors and actresses, designers, supermodels; generations of creatives have been inspired by this magical place.
With a menu priced as one may anticipate in the French capital, the café is still welcoming to all, offering various menus depending on the time of day and occasion. As expected of a café with such a long history, the backbone of the cocktail menu rests upon classics such as the Mojito, Negroni, and Cuba Libre, but also offers a few key refreshing alternatives such as Pimms au champagne. Our favourite on the menu is Le Flore, a sumptuous mix of Grand Marnier, Cognac, Champagne, and red berry coulis. When visiting a Parisian café, you must let yourself be tempted by the patisserie selection, and Café Flore’s Mille feuille is not to be missed.
Located in the chic St-Germain-des-Près district, the café is within handy distance of other bohemian cafes and bars, allowing you to experience the full art scene on offer in the vicinity. Start at the Flore, then make your way to Les Deux Magots or Café Bonaparte. Ranked in the top 10 of the 450 nightlife options in Paris on Trip Advisor, Café Flore strays from the standard European night out and begs you to walk in the footsteps of De Niro, Léon-Paul Fargue, and Picasso, and transport yourself into another life.