If Café de Flore is the most recognized, most visited and certainly one of the oldest coffee houses in Paris—ergo it is the center of café society worldwide.
Located at the corner of Boulevard Saint-Germain and Rue Saint-Benoît, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the 6th arrondissement, it is celebrated for its famous clientele.
A few of these famous faces appear in this blog.
The café was opened in the 1880s, during the French Third Republic. The name is taken from a sculpture of Flora, the goddess of flowers and the season of spring in Roman mythology, located on the opposite side of the boulevard.
The classic Art Deco interior of all red seating, mahogany, and mirrors has changed little since World War II.
The Café de Flore offers a wide menu range, from teas, coffees, hot chocolates, to alcoholic drinks and juices; from snacks to full meals, including toast and croissants, omelets, salads, soups, and desserts.
All roads lead to the Café de Flore, but if you take the subway, the nearest underground station is Saint-Germain-des-Prés, served by line 4 of Paris Métro—Wikipedia.
|Actress Anouk Aimee|
|The wee hours by Dennis Stock|
|Early 1930s By Robert Doisneau|
|Late 1940s by Robert Capa|
Pablo Piccaso, Cafe de Flore, 1939 by George Brassai (below)
American model Jerry Hall (below)