Café Hugo
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Heather Stimmler-Hall in 4th arrondissement, Café Hugo, Cafés & Tearooms, Dining under €15, Paris, Place des Vosges, Victor Hugo, arcades

22 Place des Vosges, 4th.
M° Bastille or Chemin Vert
Tel. 01 42 72 64 04

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Beneath the arches of the 17th-century Place des Vosges, this little café is the perfect spot for a quick snack of onion soup or a club sandwich, an espresso in the morning between museum visits (the Maison Victor Hugo is next door and the Carnavalet Museum of Paris History just down the street). They have a huge terrace, enclosed and heated in winter (the smokers have their own separate terrace), and a newly annexed "bar" area for quick stops during meal times. The atmosphere is cozy, if a little cramped (it is Paris, and the Marais district isn't known for its spaciousness), with the waiters in their traditional black and white penguin suits.

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