Café du Petit Palais

Bars and pubs Champs Élysées and western Paris
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Café du Petit Palais
© C. Griffoulières - Time Out Paris

To get into this unexpected tropical garden in the heart of the Petit Palais, you first have to get a free ticket to the permanent collection, then make your way through the first wing of the building. It’s definitely worth stopping in for a look at the art, but when you get to the café you’ll find a ravishing garden with a pond, palm trees and herbs, encircled by the interior arcades of the Petit Palais. A few round mosaic-topped tables invite quiet afternoons of reading.

Coffees, Mariage Frères teas, hot chocolates and organic smoothies are all on the menu. The food selection isn’t anything to write home about and is a little overpriced, but you might want to try the salads, pastas, bagels and cheesecakes in order not to relinquish your table. The interior of the café is of very cool modern design, not exactly welcoming. It’s all about the garden.

Venue name: Café du Petit Palais
Address: Avenue Winston Churchill
8e
Paris

Transport: Métro : Champs-Elysées - Clemenceau
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Nat
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The café itself is nothing to write home about, but I just love the beautiful courtyard garden of the Petit Palais! Come here and order a simple drink, which will allow you to sit in a chair and enjoy the traquility of this hidden gem with a good book. The food looks overpriced and very basic, but I have honestly never tried it. Five stars for the garden, two stars for the café. Alternatively, you can sit on one of the stone benches under the columns for free!

Jessica B

I've met people here for coffee many times. I have never found it especially easy with my toddler as they don't allow pousettes and have always made me go downstairs to check it in first. The coffee is what you'd find in most places around Paris, definitely nothing special and I am never very impressed with their food selection. The only positive is the surroundings which are beautiful.