Party Earth Review Coffee and cigarettes is the breakfast of choice at Café du Châtelet, a café and bar catering to a young clientele of students and post-grads. Early in the day, prepsters and locals enjoy a cup of jeau and people-watching... ... read full review
8 Rue Saint-Denis
Lines 1, 4, 7,11, 14: Châtelet
01 40 26 83 60
M 7:30am–1am, Tu–F 7:30am–2am, Sa 8:30am–2am, Su 9:30am–1am
Les Halles / Rivoli - 1er / 2eme, Paris –
Coffee and cigarettes is the breakfast of choice at Café du Châtelet, a café and bar catering to a young clientele of students and post-grads.
Early in the day, prepsters and locals enjoy a cup of jeau and people-watching on the heated front patio, while later on groups of friends and students line up at the bar to pass the afternoon over a few pints of beer and whatever’s on the flat-screen TV.
Basic tables and shabby brown booths and chairs give patrons ample slouching space in the back room, though the furniture is cleared away on Fridays and Saturdays when the space is transformed into a small music venue featuring local live acts, DJs, occasional karaoke, and a dance floor packed with tipsy young revelers.
The scene gets a bit rowdier later on, as boisterous jocks and party girls pound shots during the late-night Happy Hour.
Progressively more riotous as the night wears on, Café du Châtelet offers everything from a laid-back after-work cocktail to a drunken dance party – and follows it all up with a hangover-curing breakfast.
Groups of after-work guys, students, post-grads, jocks, and preppies, early 20s+.
Playlist of Top 40 tunes. Occasional DJ Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm playing chart and R&B, occasional karaoke. Occasional local bands on Fridays and Saturdays from around 8pm. Flat-screen TV. Free Wi-Fi.
Sandwiches, steak crêpes, and appetizers including onion rings and Tex-Mex bites.
Breakfast €5+, appetizers €4+, sandwiches and salads €3.90+, steaks €8.90+. Beer €4, wine €3.70+/glass or €15+/bottle, cocktails €7, shots €6 for one, €25 for five, €39 for ten.
Casual: jeans, t-shirts, sports shirts, button-downs, sneakers.
Friday nights from 9pm when the scene really starts to warm up.
Café Oz (18 Rue Saint-Denis) is another option for dancing the night away.