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Cafe Panis

$$ - $$$
Odeon / Saint-Michel
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21 quai de Montebello, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 54 19 71
08:00 - 01:00
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All hours
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 01:00
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When you're in the Notre Dame area, make sure you pop into Cafe Panis afterwards for some relaxation! The cafe is so quintessentially French; watch people walk the streets while you sip your coffee or wine. Their food is excellent and onion soup warm and hearty. The staff are nice and friendly, which is not necessarily the experience at every... More 

Thank Pradeep M
York Beach, Maine
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255 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Four of us ate lunch here.We all had quiche and it was excellent.The service was fine and the location was wonderful.The menu had many dishes and if in the area would definitely go there again.

Thank Mainelytravel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked in and greeted at the door. People were friendly, kind and nice. The food was delicious and we ended up going back a few times.

Thank Aubrey G
Whitehouse, Texas
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140 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this place twice since we have been in Paris! Their French onion soup was that good! Friendly and fast service and a convenient location.

Thank Oriley2013
Chandler, Arizona
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stopped in for a quick bite after touring the cathedral. In spite of the place being packed inside and out, we were seated quickly and were waited on by multiple staff members including the owner... needless to say, we never ran low on french bread, coffee, or real bottled water! Our lunch arrived quickly and was great. During our... More 

Thank Lorie N Chris S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We ate at Cafe Panis because of it's view of the Notre Dame Cathedral, which is right across the street. It was a very cool location, nice to be able to eat lunch right next to the cathedral, however the outdoor seating is very, very crowded. I found it hard to enjoy myself as other guests were smoking quite close... More 

Thank Lorah G
Paris, France
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A great parisian Café with great food. Busy, vibrant, Parisian brasserie atmosphere. The kind of place where tourists might actually mingle with locals. I have been coming to this place since I was a child. A must every time I'm in Paris. Their Croq Madame has been a personal favorite for over 30 years.

Thank Tony S
Orange, California
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in on the way to Notre Dame Cathedral on the recommendation of our tour guide. We weren't disappointed. Our waiter, Nathan, was a doll and couldn't have been more attentive. His recommendations were spot-on. The fish, poulet and salad were delicious. And, the tiramisu was to die for. Good choice to refresh before or after... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped by to warm up after a beautiful recital at Notre Dame last night. The French soup was really hot and pretty good; the house red wine was barely passable; and the apple tart was overly sweet but pretty good. The waiters were very friendly at a time when the restaurant was only about a 10th full. The big... More 

Thank robcurtross
Lucknow, India
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We entered this café for a light snack and some coffee. My wife went to use the washrooms to change our kid’s diaper when she was rudely stopped by the manager and asked to change the kid on our table. Imagine that! Changing a kid in full public view in a café. After resisting for a couple of times, she... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31
French, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 quai de Montebello, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighbourhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 54 19 71
One of the prettiest views of Notre Dame, home of the Nutella tiramisu, Cafe Panis is a place open from 7AM to 1AM.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighbourhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
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