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Au Petit Suisse

#914 of 13,992 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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16 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 43 26 03 81
06:30 - 02:00
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Munich, Germany
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although we are often at the Sorbonne when in Paris and had been to many of the other well-known cafes, bars, and restaurants nearby. We had never actually been inside Au Petit Suisse. It was a very cold night, and we decided to go in and try it. The crowd that habitually fills the place was a good sign. We... More 

Thank noamahser
Salem, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I have eaten here three times on my trip. Very close to my hotel. I tried the onion soup, the steak frites, tarte tartin and hot chocolate. All were good, nothing outstanding but tasty. Pleasant waiter. We joked about me practicing my French and he practicing his English.

Thank Stephanie E
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90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

My husband would give it a four. While a favorite of his, especially for its homemade dishes and especially soupe a l'oignon--good indeed and one of the best in Paris--I have found some of their other dishes like blanquette de veau to lack flair (a bit bland without the signature lemon zest at the end). Also, the last time we... More 

Thank MarieTips
Melbourne, Australia
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140 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I came here because of the decent reviews. Sure enough, the food was ok, if a little underwhelming. However, the service was great, location was good too.

Thank Texaroo2
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Me and my girlfriend, were looking for somewhere to have breakfast and looked this up on trip advisor. I wanted to try "Croque Madame" which I saw on TripAdvisor that they were being recommended for. They didn't serve that at 11 am when we arrived (only from 12), so we each had a coffee and some pastry. There were severe... More 

Thank Grigore L
Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Au Petitit Suisse is a traditional style cafe near the Sorbonne. The French language flows fluently here, the coffee is good and strong and the selection of pastosseries 'maison' are par excellence. What I really love about Petit Suisse is its rustic rendition of Croque Madame. Within Paris, it seems no two Croque Madames are alike. The consistency (particularly the... More 

Thank Luke M
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Walking in the Luxembourg Gardens, we crossed the street for lunch in this traditional bistro, providing beautiful décor, delicious food, and a relaxed environment for great people-watching.

Thank Jack O
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Stopped here on multiple occasions due to the fact that it was open most of the day. Had croquette madame each time which was quite tasty.

Thank Guy P
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Had a croque-Monsieur and croque-Madame. They were pretty good and reasonably priced. Nice service and close to the park. Average food but if you're in the area and don't want to spend too much, this might be the place.

Thank Kay I
New Haven, Connecticut
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This small, classic bistro is directly across the street from the Luxembourg Gardens and a must visit spot for lunch after your stroll through the grounds. The staff was incredibly friendly and spoke both French and English. There is indoor and outdoor (sidewalk) seating. My fiancee and I went there three times for lunch on our second visit to Paris... More 

Thank Jared N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighbourhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 26 03 81

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Neighbourhood Profile
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighbourhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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