Today I’m sharing a review of Cafe Mabillon in Paris. It’s a charming cafe (I mean, aren’t they all?) that sits on the famous Boulevard St. Germain, perfect for people-watching during the afternoons.
While the Cafe de Flore and Les Deux Magots are some of the more famous and well-known cafes on the Boulevard St. Germain, Cafe Mabillon is one that definitely caught my eye after I took a break from all the well-known tourist cafes in Paris.
Cafe Mabillon has an equally fantastic position for people-watching, should you choose to sit outside, and an exceptionally cozy interior, which is what originally drew me in.
The interior is made up mostly of dark red, velvet upholstery, which makes the cafe feel plush and cozy.
Since it was the holiday season during my first visit, the cafe was decorated in evergreens, tiny lights, and large velvet bows that matched the upholstery.
It’s been a favorite spot ever since to settle down for a warm, relaxing retreat.
I’ve eaten off their lunch menu, which is a bit pricey just because of the cafe’s prime location, but what I really want to highlight is their hot chocolate.
They make a fantastic chocolat viennois. When I first asked what the difference between that and simply chocolat chaud (hot chocolate) was, the waiter told me that chocolat viennois had “a little” whipped cream on top.
Let’s just say that was an understatement. The hot chocolate came with a mountain of whipped cream swirled on top. The topping seemed larger than my head, and I absolutely loved every minute of that experience.
I’ve made sure to visit the cafe every trip since then.
Café Mabillon – 164 boulevard Saint-Germain (Rue du Four) 75006 Paris, France