Café de Flore

Image: Café de Flore
EVERY DAY: 7:30 A.M. - 1:30 A.M.
+33 1 45 48 55 26 | WEBSITE

Just up the Boulevard Saint-Germain from its rival, Les Deux Magots, is Café de Flore, the Left Bank’s other iconic café. One of the Lost Generation’s regular meeting spots, the café and its art deco interior is the kind of space that inspires legends and books—and it’s featured in both. However, the writer class that made the café famous probably couldn’t afford more than a few modest glasses of red today, as bottles now go for upwards of 600€ on their Vins de Prestige list.

Known For
  • historic
  • outdoor / patio
  • full menu
What to drink
A glass of Pouilly Fumé, so you can pretend like you won the literary prize (see Pro Tip).
In 1994, the café established the Prix de Flore literary prize. The winner not only gets cash, but a daily glass of Pouilly Fumé gratis for an entire year.