7 Restaurants Where You Can Get Late Night Food in Paris


The French are notorious for their long lunches, but they tend to adhere to very strict rules about when to eat, with most restaurants open between noon and 3PM, then again from 6PM until 10PM or 11PM. Which can be a challenge if you’re feeling peckish after a long night out.

So we’ve compiled a few options for late night food in Paris, perfect for satisfying some of your midnight snack cravings. Whether an alcohol-fueled temptation or a response to simple, growling hunger, these are the destinations where you’ll always find a warm meal (and probably oeufs-mayonnaise).

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The 7 Best Places to Eat Alone in Paris:

  1. Le Grand Cafe Capucines
  2. Au Pied de Cochon
  3. Le Rey
  4. La Maison de l-Aubrac
  5. Maison de Gyros
  6. Cafe Louise
  7. Le Départ Saint-Michel

1. Le Grand Café Capucines

Starting off with the most famous, this bistro has seen plenty of sleepless musicians, philosophers, and all in-betweens as it has been opened day and night since 1875 (minus a few small renovations). While a bit on the swankier side both in decor and price, it is a sure choice always lingering in the back of your mind. — 4 boulevard des Capucines, 75009

Hours: 7AM-1AM, 7 days a week

2. Au Pied de Cochon

Another city staple closer to the center, the pig’s foot-inspired spot is a traditional French bistro with quite a few pork dishes. Don’t let the extra kitsch environment push you away as it is one the best places in town that’s totally worth the hype. — 6 rue Coquillière, 75001

Hours: 8AM-11AM, 11:30AM-5AM, 7 days a week

3. Le Rey

This one‘s pure gold as it serves aligot (cheesy mash), day and night, near Bastille’s popular nightlife area. Aside from the oozy mountains of cheesy goodness, you can find any kind of sandwich or a quick bite washed down with wine. — 130 Rue de la Roquette, 75011

Hours: 7AM-2AM Sun-Wed, 7AM-6AM Thurs-Sat

4. La Maison de l’Aubrac

It’s not an all-night spot, but Maison de l’Aubrac is open noon until 7AM Wednesday through Saturday (Sunday through Tuesday you have to leave at 1AM). In that short period that it is closed during the fun days of the week, there are plenty of breakfast locations available. L’Aubrac is one-of-a-kind for a good steak at 3AM. — 37 rue de Marbeuf, 75008

Hours: 12PM-1AM Sun-Tues, 12PM-7AM Wed-Sat

5. Maison de Gyros

Let’s not forget the university years either when a gyro satisfied all kinds of cravings. The Maison de Gyros has always been there and will always be there for us, so we will give it an honorable mention. Is it as good as a gyro you could get during daylight hours? Maybe not, but it hits the spot at midnight. — 17 rue de la Huchette, 75005

Hours: 11:30AM-12:30AM, 7 days a week

6. Café Louise

It is extra difficult to find a restaurant open at all hours in Paris, and Cafe Louise is only open until 2AM. But with an extra gooey chèvre chaud salad, Café Louise makes it up to our hearts and stomachs for not being open all night. — 155 boulevard Saint Germain, 75006

Hours: 7AM-2AM, 7 days a week

7. Le Départ Saint-Michel

Not only are you just across the street from the Notre Dame and Saint-Michel’s popular hub, Le Départ is also where the Parisian night creatures gather alongside tourists to eat some oeufs mayonnaise. Expect waiters who are busy and hard to get attention from, but the food is nothing to scoff at and it’ll certainly fill you up. — 1 Place Saint-Michel, 75005 

Hours: 7AM-3AM Mon-Fri, 8AM-5AM Sat-Sun

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