It occupies a three-story town house that has now been
categorised as an historic monument and inside you will find lots of different dining
areas and one particular room on the ground floor is like an old library. The walls
of Procope are in a deep red and it has a preserved interior that is so in keeping with
the old building you will feel like taking a step back in time, which even includes the
original table that Voltaire used to sit at.
The interior also includes lots of panelling, mirrors, oil paintings and portraits of
historic and famous clientele hung on the walls, crystal chandeliers, inlaid tiled floors
and restored traditionally upholstered chairs, which makes this fabulous cafe more like
one of the museums in Paris. And in fact, at
certain times during the afternoon you can actually visit this establishment without
having something to eat or drink, just so that you can visit this place that has become a
well known Paris landmark for its history including
where the encyclopaedia was born.
Situated in the St Germain des Prés area of the Latin Quarter in the 6th arrondissement
of Paris, it is a venue where you can relax and take
in the rich traditions as you wait for your meal, which will be classic French cuisine and
includes seafood dishes such as whiting in a tartare sauce and Breton oysters, plus other
delights on offer such as coq au vin, onion soup au gratin, and duck breast done in honey
Procope serves meals more like you would get at a bistro or restaurant in Paris, but is also a place that
has always served coffee and is still a fantastic establishment for morning coffee of
afternoon tea, where you can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere knowing that many of the literary
masters frequented this famous cafe in Paris.
Restaurant Guide Key Points
Procope is open from 10.30am through to 1am and although not always necessary, reserving a
table is highly recommended, especially for an evening, but unfortunately because it is
situated in a townhouse, it is not really accessible to the disabled.
The main courses are a rough cost of between 17 and 45 depending upon if you
choose seasonal specialities.
The nearest Metro station is the Odeon.
Address & Contact Details:
13 rue de l'Ancienne Comédie
Telephone: 01 40 46 79 00