On a day you're seeing the Mona Lisa and the Louvre, this cafe is your go-to afterwards. You have a perfect view of the Louvre at your seat. We had eaten prior to coming here, so we just came for the hot chocolate and the view. And good photos, of course.
La Maison Rose, also known as "The Little Pink House," is the most photographed café in Paris, yet there are signs all on the side of this café saying that you cannot take photos, lol. (Everyone still does.) This café is located in the 18th Arrondissement and in one of the last Medieval areas of Paris, known as Montmartre. I was so excited to see this area. I'd recommend coming first thing in the morning, as it did get pretty packed with tourists as we were leaving.
This cafe is also located in the same area as La Maison Rose. It was about a 3 minute walk, and it took us to the back, so I actually looked at it and I was like "aw man, this isn't it, it must just have the same name," so we started to walk the other way to leave, realized it was the opposite from where we came from, and then went straight, and there it was... the front of Le Consulat! This café is supposed to be one of the best Paris has to offer, however, we didn't eat here. We mainly made our trip to the 18th Arrondissement to see multiple things, so we ate beforehand. This place does get pretty packed, so if you do want to eat here and not waste much time waiting to be seated and waiting for your check, come early.
P.S. Photo on the right is not mine! I just needed one to fill up that space, and I found this one on pinterest, via Battered Luggage.
This is where we stopped for an early lunch prior to going to Café Marly at The Louvre, and we had the sweetest waiter! I loved the baby blue and gold exterior of this building. Of all the hot chocolate we had while in Paris, the hot chocolate here was probably my favorite of them all. We had hot chocolate, croissants, french toast, fries, and a burger. (Yes, cafés in Paris are more than just coffee and croissants!)
One of the oldest café's in Paris! (Opened in 1887.) This was probably the most packed café we saw. We did plan on eating here, but we knew if we did, we'd waste about 2 hours here. So instead, we went across the street to Café Louise. We just had too much we wanted to see on this day, and it was our last full day, so we were on a tight schedule, lol. - Located on one of the most expensive streets in Paris - St. Germain. The cafe was named after Roman mythology goddess, Flora, which, its statue is visible on the other side of the street from the cafe. As far as people who have eaten here: Ernest Hemingway, Trumane Capote, later Roman Polonski, Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon, Belmondo, and Yves Saint Laurent, to name a few.
You know those black and white striped stumps that everyone takes photos at while in Paris? At the Palais Royal? That is where you can find this cute little café.
We ate at this cafe after realizing we didn't have enough time to sit for 2 hours over at Café De Flore. Café Louise is directly across the street! Not crowded at all and you get to sit in a nice area outside with a nice view.
We didn't get a chance to make it to this café, but it was definitely on our list. It was about a 10 minute walk from where we were one of the days, but as I mentioned earlier, we had TONS of things on our list, and we were like... ok, we've been to a lot of cafes, we can skip out on one, lol. However, if I remember correctly, this one is also located in Montmartre, where Le Consulat and La Maison Rose were, but once we got to Le Consulat, I think it was 10 minutes the opposite way from where we were heading next, so we X'd it off the list.
There's a chic little café located inside Ralph Lauren, and if you have time, I'd for sure check it out. Although, it kind of reminds me of a café in LA, (via photos,) so it was screaming Parisian vibes to me. Maybe that's why we were fine with X'ing this one off too.
Honestly, the only reason I wanted to come to this one was because I saw a super cute photo someone took with their green and cream striped awning, so.... yeah.