Cafe Grevin in Paris
The Cafe Grevin is located right next door to the Musee Grevin waxworks museum in Paris and only having been open since 2011, it now fulfils the dreams and ambitions of the original founders of the museum.
About the Cafe Grevin
Back in the late 1800s the founders of the Musee Grevin, dreamt of opening a cafe in Paris alongside the waxwork museum and eventually in the 21 century, this dream became a reality when Cafe Grevin opened its doors in the February of 2011.
And located at the entrance to the museum and opening up onto the Grand Boulevards, which Honore de Balzac described them as they are in Paris what the Grand Canal is in Venice, this cafe in Paris is like stepping back in time to 1882.
Created in 2010 by the designed Jean-Francois Lohou with its domed glass ceiling in one part, the wood panelling, red velvet sofas and chairs through to the numerous mirrors and spotlights around, gives the Cafe Grevin a really unique atmosphere that lets your imagination run wild.
And located within the Montmartre area, this is an ideal place to start the day with breakfast refuel or take a late dinner after visiting one of the many theatres in Paris that are located around the area.
The cuisine at the Cafe Grevin
To start the day you can take breakfast such as a baguette, butter and jam, orange juice and hot drink for €7.90 or if you would like one of the fresh French croissants as well, then you need to add an extra €1.50. Yet for a really filling breakfast you could opt for additional delights of muesli, cheese and a fruit salad for €12.
There is a brunch served every Sunday and there are also menu options available, which in the French language are known as a Formule. One called the Formule Sur le Pouce is €16.50 available until 8pm or another called the Formule Grevin a l’Ardoise is a cost of €19.50 as of 2012, and this is for lunch only that includes a starter and main course or a main course and dessert, plus there is a childrens menu option.
However, as with many cafes in Paris, you can also go for an A la carte option with starters ranging in cost from €8 to €15 like Antipasti with ham and parmesan, Salmon tartare with lime and apples or Duck Fois Gras with toasted country bread.
Main courses could be delights such as Beef Carpaccio, parmesan shavings and chips, Beef tartare with potatoes and even a bacon cheese burger served with fries and coleslaw, which are from around €12 up to about €18 as of 2012.
Yet there are different salads called the Salades d’Alfred, such as a Caesar salad, which are named after the founder of the Musee Grevin, and these range in cost from around €12.50 up to €16. Plus there are also specials of the day for starters along with main courses known as a plats du jour, that are hand written on a blackboard located on a column in the centre of the restaurant.
Access to the Cafe Grevin
The Cafe Grevin opens at 9am of a morning every day of the week and served breakfast until 11.30am.
This cafe in Paris is then open for lunch and right the way through until 1am the following morning on a Monday through to a Saturday, however, it closes at 7pm on a Sunday evening.
So, as we mentioned previously, located at the entrance to the Musee Grevin in the Montmartre area within the 9th Arrondissement of Paris, the nearest Metro station is called the Grands Boulevards via line 8 or 9, plus there are buses that will get you here easily such as the bus numbers 20, 39 and 67.
You do not have to make a reservation, although it is a popular place and it is wise to book tables, especially if you are going to be dining as a group, plus they also do privatise part of the Cafe Grevin for events, so it is always worth checking if this is a place where you would like to eat out in Paris.
More information on Musee Grevin
- Musee Grevin Waxworks Museum in Paris
- The History Of Musee Grevin
Address and Contact Details
8 Boulevard Montmartre
Ile de France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 42 46 01 92
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