Louvre Museum Restaurants and Cafes

When at the Louvre, you won’t go hungry.

Covering 650,000 square feet of knowledge can’t be done without getting some food fuel.

Don’t worry, the Louvre has lots of options to choose from.

Louvre museum restaurants and cafes

The Louvre has many restaurants catering to every taste and need. 

From sit-down, takeaway, dessert parlor, and coffee shops, you will find everything.

Here are some of the Louvre’s restaurants, with their menus and opening hours.

Bistrot Benoit

With a touch of an authentic Parisian bistro, the Bistrot Benoit is located under the Pyramid.

Let your taste buds tingle as you enjoy drinks from the curated wine collection, hot beverages, and French cuisine.

This dine-in restaurant at the Louvre museum is known for its welcoming ambiance and contemporary meals.

Opening hours:  
Fridays and French school holidays: 11.45 am to 8 pm
Other days: 11.45 am to 5.30 pm
Kitchen closing time: One hour before the closing of the restaurant


Also located beneath the Louvre’s Pyramid, Goguette is a hub for seasonal food.

Visitors find its large interior and the bright environment relaxing.

Apart from Goguette’s select seasonal food menu, you can enjoy a casual coffee and snack here.

Opening hours:  
Daily: 11 am to 5 pm

Cafe Marly

Cafe Marly is one of the best Louvre restaurants.

A view of the Pyramid, the sunset and a tasteful meal are what makes the place so special.

Their diverse wine menu paired with a mouth-watering food menu will make you want to spend hours at a stretch at this cafe.

So, when are you grabbing a bite of some truffle ravioli and smoked salmon?

Opening hours:  
Daily: 8 am to 2 am

Le Café Mollien

Le Cafe Mollien
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Sit back and enjoy the view of the Louvre from the terrace of Le Café Mollien.

The terrace views span over the Tuileries garden and the Carrousel du Louvre.

The menu lists a range of quick bites of French breakfast, bagels, sandwiches, salads, beverages and desserts.

Opening hours:  
Fridays: 9 am to 9.45 pm 
Other days: 9 am to 6.30 pm


Paul is the perfect Louvre museum restaurant with the best quick bites for takeaway.

Their coffee and croissants are popular, but their ham sandwich is a must-try.

Got a sweet tooth? Try some of their baked delicacies!  

Opening hours:  
Fridays: 9 am to 9.45 pm 
Other days: 9 am to 6.30 pm

Denon & Richelieu

Denon & Richelieu is a takeaway joint for those with a sweet tooth and is located under the Pyramid.

The place serves mouth-watering croissants and pastries.

You can also find a great menu of hot and cold beverages and sandwiches.

Opening hours:
For Denon’s takeaway counter: 9 am to 5 pm

Tuileries garden cafes

The Tuileries garden at the Louvre also has a beautiful selection of cafes and restaurants that are popular among visitors.

Pavillon Des Tuileries

The first one on our list is the Pavillon Des Tuileries, a garden cafe with a menu that sets it apart from all the other Louvre restaurants.

Exceptionally unique and creative cuisines served here will make your mouth water.

Enjoy a pleasant site of breathtaking nature views while you feast on your favorite dishes.

Opening hours:  
Daily: 12 am to 6 pm

Café Des Marronniers

Find soothing meals at the Café Des Marronniers terrace cafe, any time of the day.

Grab a cold beverage and a plate of tasteful Paris food —  the perfect lunch or dinner indeed!

Enjoy the peaceful chirping of birds in the gorgeous garden at this dine-in restaurant.

Opening hours:  
Wednesday to Sunday: 10 am to 7 pm 
The cafe remains closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Terrasse De Pomone

How do some quiches, crème brûlée, and crepes sound for a meal in a Parisian terrace cafe? Undoubtedly, mouthwatering!

You can also handpick from a fine selection of wines and beer on the takeaway and dine-in menu.

The restaurant is near a gorgeous fountain which you can enjoy gazing at.

Opening hours:  
Daily: 9.30 am to 8 pm

Petit Plisson Aux Tuileries

Petit Plisson Aux Tuileries
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The Petit Plisson Aux Tuileries is the perfect place to grab a quick bite while enjoying the ongoing lively events.

Take the opportunity to try out some delicious homemade meals for lunch or some simple yet unique coffee.

You’ll always find a space set here for 240 visitors.

Opening hours:  
Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm 
Other days: 10 am to 5 pm

Eric Kayser

At Erik Kayser, there is beauty all around, be it the views or on your plate.

Around you, you’ll find delightful sights of the Pyramid and the Concorde Obelisk 

Relax under a canopy of old trees and choose from a menu of French salads, sandwiches, and desserts.

Their food is made from seasonal vegetables and mindfully prepared to maintain nutritional value.

Opening hours:  
Monday to Friday: 8.30 am to 8 pm 
Saturday and Sunday: 8 am to 8.30 pm

Petit Farmers

If your sweet tooth craves French desserts, find your way to Petit Farmers.

Its refined menu of ice creams includes sorbet and homemade selections accompanied by pastries and beverages.

You can dine in, take away, or enjoy the Louvre’s beauty on a food-filled walk.

Opening hours (for the kiosk):  
The kiosk remains open all days of the week.
March to May: 10 am to 7 pm 
June to August: 10 am to 9 pm
September to October: 10 am to 7 pm

Featured Images: Louvre.fr

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