Louvre Cafe

Where to Eat at Louvre? Guide to the Best Louvre Cafes, Restaurants & Takeout Counters

The Louvre is a historic landmark in Paris, France, and the world's most visited museum. It houses some of the most well-known works of art, including the Mona Lisa. The Louvre is also a fantastic culinary pitstop, with a myriad of restaurants and cafes to pick from. Curious about the different Louvre Cafes and Restaurants? We have the perfect food guide for you.

Louvre Cafes & Restaurants

The Louvre, as one might expect from a 652,000-square-foot palace, provides lots of dining alternatives for its tourists. There are lots of spots to take a culinary break, spanning from grab-and-go outlets to exquisite dining rooms.

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Bistrot Benoit

The Bistrot Benoit is a 200 square meter restaurant that is located beneath the famed I M Pei glass pyramid. The French cuisine on offer at Bistrot Benoit combines the classic with a contemporary touch, as well as a fantastic selection of wines and other drinks, and hot beverages to accompany your meal.

Menu

Average price: €31.50

Timings: 11 AM to 5 PM; Lunch from 11 AM to 4 PM. Closed on Tuesdays

Type: Dine-in

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, high chairs for children, toilets, disabled access, and plug points for charging phones.

Location: Level-2, Under the Pyramid

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Paul

The Louvre's Paul bakery is great for a quick bite beneath the iconic Pyramid. Grab a coffee before you start your visit or munch on a delicious  croissant to refuel. For lunch, a classic ham sandwich works great. If you have a sweet tooth, their chocolate éclair is exceptional!

Menu

Average price: €11

Timings: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM daily

Type: Quick bite, takeaway

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi and disabled access.

Location: Level-2, Under the Pyramid

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Goguette

Goguette, located beneath I.M. Pei's iconic glass pyramid in the center of the Musée du Louvre, offers visitors a bright, large, and comfortable environment in which to relax and enjoy a snack. Seasonal recipes are featured on the menu, which is suited for people of all dietary preferences.

Menu

Average price: €11

Timings: 11:00 AM to 4:45 PM. Closed on Tuesdays.

Type: Dine-in

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, high chairs for children, disabled access, and plug points for charging phones.

Location: Level-1, Richelieu Mezzanine, Under the Pyramid

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Le Café Mollien

The Cafe Mollien is situated on the first level of the Musee du Louvre's Denon wing, on a landing overlooking the French painting galleries. The cafe is more suited to quick snacks and basic meals, including items such as a traditional French continental breakfast, Poppy bagels, Kaffir lime, mustard club sandwich, and more.

Menu

Average price: €8.50

Timings: 9:45 AM to 4:45 PM

Type: Dine-in with views of the Pyramid.

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, high chairs for children, and disabled access.

Location: Level 1, Denon wing (next to the red French paintings rooms) 

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Cafe Marly

The Cafe Marly is a modern brasserie at the Musee du Louvre that provides a spectacular view of the Louvre Pyramid from beneath the arches of the Richelieu wing, which also has a terrace for nice weather. The cuisine includes everything from breakfast bagels and homemade granola to truffle raviolis and seared salmon tartare, and much more.

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Average price: €65

Timings: 8 AM to 1 AM daily

Type: Dine-in with views of the Pyramid.

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, toilets, and plug points for charging phones.

Location: 93 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, Opposite the Pyramid. 

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Denon & Richelieu

Denon & Richelieu takeaway counters are located beneath the Pyramid and offer hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, and sweet delicacies. The eatery offers ideal nibbles for on-the-go recharging before continuing your visit to the collections. Visit when you need to refuel after exploring the vast museum and continue on after a delectable snack or beverage.

Menu

Average price: €11.50

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM daily

Type: Takeaway

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi and disabled access.

Location: Level -1, Denon Mezzanine, Under the Pyramid  

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Louvre Garden Cafes

The Louvre is home to a stunning outdoor area overlooking beautiful Parisian architecture. If you’re looking for a meal or a quick bite at the Louvre Garden, you’ll be delighted with the selection on offer. Here are the top Louvre Garden cafes.

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Café Des Marronniers

The Café des Marronniers, located in the heart of the Jardin des Tuileries, enjoys one of the most lovely settings in Paris.  You can relax and enjoy the quiet and charm of a garden space, and on nice days, you can even dine al fresco under the shade of the chestnut trees! Because of its unique location, Parisian lunches, snacks, and dinners have a holiday feel to them.

Menu

Average price: €19

Timings:

Wednesday - Sunday: 10 AM to 7 PM

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Type: Dine-in; terrace cafe

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, high chairs for children, toilets, and disabled access.

Location: Tuileries Garden, South-West kiosk  

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Terrasse De Pomone

At the Terrasse de Pomone, a green sanctuary in the middle of Paris, you can enjoy a delectable supper. The tranquil and attractive terrace near to a fountain will appeal to people of all ages. The food of La Terrasse de Pomone is highly recommended for aficionados of French cuisine. This restaurant serves excellent quiche, pies, and monkfish, as well as crepes, fruitcake, and crème brûlée. Your meal will be improved with their collection of delicious wine and fine beer.

Menu

Average price: €22

Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM daily

Type: Dine-in; terrace cafe

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, high chairs for children, disabled access, and plug points for charging phones.

Location: Tuileries Garden, South-East kiosk  

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Pavillon Des Tuileries

The Pavillon des Tuileries, located in the heart of the Tuileries Garden, serves innovative, seasonal dishes in a unique setting away from the bustle of Paris. The focus is on  French cuisine that is both organic and gourmet, catering to a Parisian and worldwide audience. At this charming restaurant, you can unwind and appreciate nature and history in a pleasant and friendly setting, whether it's winter or summer.

Menu

Average price: €17.50

Timings: Weekdays, 10 AM to 5.30 PM; weekends; 12 AM to 6 PM

Type: Dine-in; garden cafe

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, high chairs for children, toilets, disabled access, and plug points for charging phones.

Location: Tuileries Garden, South-West kiosk  

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Eric Kayser

Enjoy traditional French sandwiches and pastries on the patio, which is covered by centuries-old trees. Salads made with seasonal vegetables and fruits are created on a daily basis to ensure freshness and vitamin content. The spectacular view of the Louvre Pyramid and the Concorde Obelisk provides a one-of-a-kind backdrop for a delicious pit stop. The bakery is known for its artisanal breads made with natural sourdough and offers a variety of breads, baguettes, pastries, pastries, sandwiches, and snacks to eat on the move.

Menu

Average price: €5

Timings: Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM; Saturday & Sunday, 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Type: Takeaway; terrace cafe

Amenities: -

Location: Garden Carrousel entrance

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Petit Plisson Aux Tuileries

Petit Plisson, located in the heart of the Tuileries Garden, offers delectable Plisson-made products to satiate Parisians and visitors looking for a special treat. On the 240-seat terrace around the kiosk, you can savor fresh and seasonal handcrafted items. Grab a seat for coffee, lunch, an aperitif, or a snack from morning to evening, while taking in the various calendar of events organized by this dynamic location.

Average price: €20

Timings: Saturday to Wednesday, 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM; Closed on Thursdays and Fridays.

Type: Quick bite

Amenities: Disabled access.

Location: Tuileries Gardens, North-East kiosk

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Petit Farmers

Come to the Tuileries Gardens for a dessert treat! Petit Farmers, located near the octagonal basin and the Léopold Sédar Senghor footbridge, will satisfy youngsters and adults alike with a large assortment of handcrafted, 100 percent French goods. Artisanal ice cream, sorbet, cookies, and pastries, as well as hot and cold beverages, are available for takeout. Grab your favorite snacks and walk around the stunning environment.

Menu

Average price: €3.50

Timings: Monday to Saturday: 10 AM  to 6 PM (Temporarily closed)

Type: Quick bite, takeaway

Amenities: -

Location:

Kiosk - Tuileries Gardens near the Octagonal Basin

Delivery tricycle - Tuileries Gardens, near the Léopold Sédar Senghor footbridge

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Frequently Asked Questions About Restaurants & Cafes at Louvre Museum

Q. Are there any cafes at Louvre Museum?

A. Yes, there are different Louvre cafes, restaurants, and kiosks available both inside and outside the museum.

Q. Are there any restaurants at Louvre Museum?

A. Yes, there are several restaurants at the Louvre Museum. If you're looking for a fine dining experience, you can head to Bistrot Benoit or Cafe Marly.

Q. Can I drink at a Louvre cafe?

A. Yes, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are served at the Louvre cafes.

Q. Where can I eat at the Louvre Museum?

A. There are plenty of places where you eat at the Louvre Museum including Le Café Mollien, Café Des Marronniers, Le Café Mollien, and others.

Q. How much does it cost to eat at a Louvre cafe?

A. On an average, you’ll spend around €6- €17 on a meal, depending on what you order.

Q. Are there any Louvre cafes where I can eat and drink inside the museum?

A. Yes. There are a bunch of cafes within the walls of the museum where you can grab a bite to eat or stop for a coffee. Bistrot Benoit, Paul, Goguette, and Le Café Mollien, are some of the restaurants inside the museum.

Q. Which Louvre cafe serves French cuisine?

A. Bistrot Benoit serves delectable French cuisine at the Louvre Museum.

Q. What can I eat at the Louvre cafes?

A. You can eat everything from baked goods to authentic French meals at the Louvre Cafes.

Q. Which is the best Louvre Cafe?

A. Some of the most popular Louvre Cafes are Cafe Marley, Terrasse de Pomone, Le Café Mollien, and Café Richelieu.

Q. Are there any Louvre cafes at the palace gardens?

A. Yes, there are many Louvre cafes at the palace gardens including Petit Plisson Aux Tuileries, avillon Des Tuileries, Eric Kayser, and more.

Q. Till when are the Louvre cafes open?

A. On average, most Louvre Cafes close by 5 or 7 PM. Cafe Marly remains open till 1:00 AM.