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Cafe Central

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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40 rue Cler, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 47 05 00 53
Today
07:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to wind down after the busy long walks sight-seeing. The dinner menu was great especially the beef to share. Lovely salads too.

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Thank Maria Jean V
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sorry you're reading this because you won't be surprised. We just stumbled in here for lunch in late Dec and had an incredible meal Great service, nice atmosphere and the food was really quite good. Their list of wines by the glass is remarkable. Certainly the best lunch we had in Paris(a string of really good lunches!). My wife had... More 

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Thank schorert
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted to have a nice meal and decided on Cafe Central. We started with a few drinks. I was in need of a good cocktail but wasn't sure how they would make it so decided to play it safe and ordered a lemon drop. It was PERFECT, made with fresh ingredients. For dinner, husband ordered the... More 

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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our first day of arrival we went here for dinner as it was already late, we were tired and just wanted to have something warm to eat. Place was full of people smoking, even it is not allowed to smoke indoors but no one seem to care. We had grilled fish and spaghetti with tomato sauce (they only offer... More 

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Paris, France
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is not amazing but is rather good and the wine list is more than fine. They have a nice terrace for sunny days. The staff is really great with kids and you'll be fine eating with them in the café central. Nice selection of French food but you can also have a pizza or burger if you like. It's... More 

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Thank LouisandCo
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked down rue Cler one night and found Cafe Central, it was packed so we stopped in for a few drinks. Great little spot to end the night. Great wines and cocktails.

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Thank Kelsey S
Quebec
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Had an impromptu supper here with friends. The outside doesn't do justice to the bustling multi-floor classic decor inside that is definitely part of the charm of the place. The food is pretty standard, but prices are fair and service friendly and helpful. Don't plan on dawdling though, it is not that kind of place. Enjoyable experience overall.

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Thank Jazz520
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Expensive food that is not too good. Meat not properly cooked even though we asked for well done. Wine selected by waiter was not too good choice. Awful smell of smoke from outside smokers continuously came in to the restaurant.

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Thank Magne M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch, but what we didn't expect the joyous meal we had.Good cheese selection that goes with a fine wine variety.The main dishes are tasty, go for the Confit de Canard.The service is excellent.My rating 9/10.

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Thank Rony A
Paris, France
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118 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Cafe Central is situated on Rue Cler, a pedestrian market street which would tickle the fancy of even the pickiest diner. They serve food round the clock here, so if you missed the traditional lunch hour you can still get a bite to eat at Central. They serve amazing burgers, confit de canard, and their fish dishes are always a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 02:00
Monday
07:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 02:00
Thursday
07:00 - 02:00
Friday
07:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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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