Party Earth Review Just one of the many venues in the Costes chain of bars and restaurants, Café Beaubourg is set apart by its high-traffic location near the Centre Pompidou between Les Halles and the Marais. A place to see and be seen... ... read full review
43 Rue Saint-Merri
01 48 87 63 96
M–F 8am–1am, Sa–Su 8am–2am
Marais - 3eme / 4eme, Paris –
Just one of the many venues in the Costes chain of bars and restaurants, Café Beaubourg is set apart by its high-traffic location near the Centre Pompidou between Les Halles and the Marais.
A place to see and be seen, the café is easily recognizable by the immense white awning that covers the outdoor terrace and the crowd that fills it to capacity.
Inside, stark black leather seating contrasts with the pristine white columns rising to the second floor, a chic restaurant area with excellent views of both the café below and the neighborhood itself.
A menu of traditional French fare like burgers and steak tartare, along with healthier choices like fresh organic avocado, is accompanied by a list of fine wines and cocktails.
The central location and long opening hours attract a wonderfully diverse clientele that consists of everyone from super-chic Parisian professionals to design-conscious tourists.
Regardless of who shows up, Café Beaubourg always has a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, making it an excellent spot any time of day, whether for afternoon cocktails, a late dinner, or even an early morning pre-flight cup of coffee.
Mix of fashionable Parisians, jet-setters, expats, regulars, and tourists, 20s to 40s.
Background music and occasional DJs for special events. The Centre Pompidou is famous for street performers of all types, which can be enjoyed from the bar’s outdoor terrace.
Classic French dishes and some healthier options.
Lunch and dinner menu €11–€35. Beer €8, wine €11+.
Casual by day, smart casual to dressy by night.
Because the Marais is the only area in Paris that is completely open on Sundays, Sunday afternoons draw the most interesting mix of people.