Carette

Price guide: Mid-range

4 place du Trocadéro, Paris, 75016

Price guide: Mid-range

Carette

By Natasha Edwards, your Paris expert

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#56 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in Paris
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.1
4.1
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Singles, Great views / scenery, People watching, Sightseeing

Expert review of Carette

A classic Trocadéro tea room that is much better known to chic Parisians than tourists.

A portrait of the formidable-looking Madame Carette presides over the till at this local institution. It's very Parisian, just a tad snooty and has a wonderful pavement terrace with views of the Palais de Chaillot and the Eiffel Tower beyond. Inside is all stripey marble, gilt mouldings and Art Deco chrome from when it opened in 1927, with a counter of amazing cakes.

Food and drink: 

Although famed as a tea spot (the millefeuille, raspberry charlotte and viennoiseries are particularly good), elegant locals also favour it for breakfast: good coffee, fresh orange juice and brioches are served from 7am (7.30am weekends); from 8am you can also indulge in scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, salads or a club sandwich. At lunch, there is a hot plat du jour and various salads, and of course all afternoon (or day) you can indulge in millefeuilles, chocolat éclairs and other gâteaux and desserts.

Ambience: 

Very Parisian, slightly snooty, home to smart ladies who tea and unhurried businessmen, though its location across the square from the Palais de Chaillot means it also draws an assortment of international visitors.

Service: 

Cheerfully bossy.

Location: 

A good vantage point on busy place de Trocadéro, with the Palais de Chaillot (Cité de l'Architecture, Musée de la Marine, Théâtre de Chaillot) across the square.

Price advice: 

Breakfast from around 9 euros, cakes from around 4 euros.

Other useful branches: 

A recently opened branch at 25 place des Vosges.

More information on Carette:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Brasserie, Café, Tearoom
Food:
French, Snacks, Traditional
Address:
4 place du Trocadéro, Paris, 75016
Telephone:
01 47 27 98 85
Website:
http://www.carette-paris.com
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
Opening times:
Mon-Fri 7am-midnight, Sat & Sun 7.30am-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
Al fresco

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