Open Café

65% love it
Hip and Happening Food and Drink
This Parisian hot spot is known for its food and drink as much as it is for pulling large evening crowds. Its see-and-be-seen the Parisian way, as it was originally intended to be.


    • toguydt
      toguydt Over a year ago
      Loves it

      so-so service in off-peak times
      could take it or leave it

    • bobby54
      bobby54 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great Views
      We really liked this place, great food & great place to people watch. Even my best friends depressed French boyfriend had a good time!

    • monsieur
      monsieur Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice little stop at the end of the day. Nice terrace! All kinds of people... :)

    • BklynFella
      BklynFella Over a year ago
      Hates it

      with so many options in the area, you won't miss anything by skipping this place! The most in attentive staff ever. It was like they were doing you the favor. I'll pass right by next time. Nothing really special besides location. We left after one drink.

    • EasygoingW2
      EasygoingW2 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Location, location.
      Being the geographic centre of the Marais has benefitted this bar far more than it deserves. Reliably busy most evenings until 11 or 12. People tend to meet their friends here after work so people often hang out in cliques. Not easy (but not impossible) if you're on your own or don't speak French. Tourists and English speaking locals are quite friendly, however. Previous reviews of bar staff is 100% true. They're slow, unwelcoming and sometimes dishonest- count your change! Basically, Open Cafe is good for one or two happy hour pints around 7pm, then you should move on to FreeDJ or Cox.

    • dogsicle
      dogsicle Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Nice Atmosphere
      Nice place to eat and check out the scenery.

    • pacer22df
      pacer22df Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Aunties from everywhere since France until Hong Kong , a very pretentious place, the few young people are mostly queenies , bartenders rude , pretentious and ugly . U can have fun talking whit some of the" fag hags"who are always whit group of gay guys

    • Steeven94
      Steeven94 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Mon QG
      Super la terrasse à l'angle, le staff est mignon et on mange pour pas cher. C'est notre rendez-vous du soir: blindé à l'Happy Hour, j'adore

    • Goddy
      Goddy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice bar
      One of the only where you can chat with unknown guys when you're alone in Paris! Good place to start a good night!

    • ForbesMac
      ForbesMac Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Nice little spot
      Once you grab a table outside its a good people watching spot.The food is not bad either..good place to hit up before going out to drink.

    • gwenluc
      gwenluc Over a year ago

      Pretentious place crowd and staff but always busy and easy to meet foreigners who speak english....

    • BosGuy
      BosGuy Over a year ago

      Next door to Cox
      This bar has a similar vibe to its neighboring gay bar, Cox. The most notable difference between the two is that there is more comfortable seating options.

    • CaptainAngelo
      CaptainAngelo Over a year ago
      Hates it

      This place is terrible, the service is so so bad the waiters have attitude and it's full of faries all the time, people go there to sit and cruise at everyone that walks along the street, the food is really bad too, and it seems to attract all the fem guys in Paris so unless you are a drag queen I would not recommend this terrible place

    • venividivici
      venividivici Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Center of it all
      Cafe creme or cocktail. Best place to check out the Paris scene!

    • happyjerome
      happyjerome Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Stupids waiters. Awfull service. Don't spend your money here ! If i can rate by 0 or negative i'll do it !