The Café Charlot is one of the most lovely old-school cafés in the Marais, thanks to its magnificent old-fashioned bakery shop front with intact wrought iron and its retro ambiance, which has seduced the local hipsters who come to sun themselves on its lovely terrace on the corner just opposite the Enfants Rouges market. Inside, large round leather benches match the old fashioned counter, while wooden paneling and wine bottles in perfect alignment give it an authentic air. Tartare, entrecôte, salads and sandwiches are all on offer but what stands out are the brasserie-style dishes, like the filet de Saint-Pierre au curry, a snip at €19.
The house cheeseburger and fries for €17 euros is less appealing, and the omelette for €12.50 less still. Best perhaps to comme here for a coffee (€1.10 at any hour of the day) or a beer: a demi is €2,60 all day (€3.20 in the evening). We recommend happy hour for the delicious cocktails from only €6.50, but come early to have a place on the terrace – it's very sought after.