1.Café de Flore – €€
The Café de Flore is one of the oldest coffee shops in Paris and is known for its famous customers. Everyday, Parisians and tourists alike line up to enjoy a snack or a full meal in this historical place.
Besides hot drinks and cakes, the
restaurant also offers many courses to savor at lunch or dinner time. In winter, you can get, one of the best onion soups of the capital. A tasty dish which you can
enjoy in an atmosphere worthy of an old French movie. And once you are done with your soup, it’s time to try out the coffee which made the place so popular.
Opening hours: Every day: 7:30AM – 1:30AM.
What we like: The retro atmosphere which will have you go back in time to the old Paris.
La Poule au Pot – €€
9 rue Vauvilliers, 75001 Paris
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La Poule au Pot, the chef Jean-François Piège’s restaurant is a restaurant specialized in French gastronomy and located in the famous Quartier des Halles. More affordable than Le Cinq’s soup, you will be able to savor the “gratinée à l’oignon des Halles” 365 days per year – both in Summer and in Winter – in a friendly and cozy atmosphere.
However, you will have to be patient to try this onion soup. La Poule au Pot is always full and reservations have to be made two months in advance.
Opening hours: Everyday: 12AM – 2:15PM / 7PM – 11PM
Rates: 16€. Menus at 48€.
What we like: The possibility to eat the soup all day long.
TripAdvisor : 4/5
Google : 4.1/5
3.Au Rocher de Cancale – €€
Au Rocher de Cancale was a very popular restaurant back in the 19th century and is mainly famous for its “play/opera and dinner” evenings.
The building has lost nothing of its charm and its white and light blue facade is worth the trip, almost as much as its onion soup.
Enjoy your meal ion the restaurant’s patio to comfortably enjoy a view on the streets of Paris.
Opening hours: Every day: 11:30AM – 11:30PM
Rates: Menus at 25€.
4.Au Pied de Cochon – €
Au Pied de Cochon is a brewery with a several meters wide patio and located in the center of Paris’ first district. Open seven days per week and 24 hours per day, the restaurant will serve delicious onion soup in the morning, noon and night.
Eating at Au Pied de Cochon will also give you two hours of free parking in the parking lot Saint-Eustache, something you will always appreciate if you know how hard parking, in Paris, at lunchtime, can be.
Opening hours: Every day : 24/7.
What we like: The two hours of free parking offered with your meal.
5.Le Bouillon Pigalle – €
At the Bouillon Pigalle, you will be able to try out one of the less expensive onion soups in Paris.
This institution offers traditional catering which will feel familiar and comforting.
The restaurant is hidden in a recess of the 18th district, far away from the capital’s hubbub.
Opening hours: Every day: noon – midnight
What we like: The very small price of this delicious onion soup.
6.Bistrot des Vosges – €
Located next to the Place des Vosges, the Bistrot des Vosges is one of the first names which come to mind when thinking about delectable onion soups. This bistrot specialized in Auvergne and Aveyron dishes will bring you its soup in a bowl overflowing with cheese.
From Monday to Thursday and Sunday: 9AM – 10PM
Friday and Saturday: 9AM – 10:30PM
What we like: The regional specialties which go with your soup.
7.Le Cinq – €€€
George V’s restaurant, Le Cinq, and its three stars in the Michelin Guide is a real institution, in Paris, which will make you discover the onion soup under a new light.
Even if it is not the most affordable restaurant on this list, this modern soup, put together by the chef Christian Le Squer, is worth the trip. You will have the chance to enjoy a soup seasoned with truffles in this Parisian palace.
Opening hours: From Tuesday to Saturday: 12:30AM – 2PM / 7PM – 9:30PM
What we like: The sumptuous setting and the truffles added to the recipe.