Café de Flore
The Café de Flore is one of the oldest coffeehouses in Paris, celebrated for its famous clientele, which in the past included high-profile writers and philosophers. It has long been a favourite of intellectuals and writers, French and foreign.
Whenever we visit, we love to take in the smoky surroundings of the Café de Flore, with its art deco lighting, warm wood and talkative customers. We drink coffee, hot chocolate and small glasses of red wine. Similarly to Les Deux Magots, you can also sit outside on the terrace and enjoy the views.
Generally, visitors dress fairly smartly, but more casual tourists are also welcomed. The waiters wear crisp white shirts and always appear in spotless long white aprons, with a black bow tie to complete the polished look. I’d definitely recommend making an effort to order in French if possible, as you may otherwise receive slower service or an occasional eye-roll. The staff are always friendly and helpful, but your waiter may become annoyed by if you assume he or she understands fluent English and start barking complicated orders.