4 place du Trocadéro, Paris, 75016
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Singles, Great views / scenery, People watching, Sightseeing
Expert review of Carette
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.
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.
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.
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.
Breakfast from around 9 euros, cakes from around 4 euros.
A recently opened branch at 25 place des Vosges.
More information on Carette:
- Price guide:
- Brasserie, Café, Tearoom
- French, Snacks, Traditional
- 4 place du Trocadéro, Paris, 75016
- 01 47 27 98 85
- Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
- Opening times:
- Mon-Fri 7am-midnight, Sat & Sun 7.30am-midnight.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Al fresco