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18th Arrondissement (Pigalle)

L'Olympic Café

20 Rue Léon
Paris, 75018, France
TEL: 33-1-42-52-29-93

L’Olympic Café serves African-influenced fare in the energetic Goutte d’Or district, a multiethnic immigrant neighborhood also known as “Little Africa.” Housed in a 1930’s Art Deco building, the café has an upstairs dining area and a downstairs concert hall, both of which are designed with subdued lighting, simple furniture, and African-style artwork. Among the specialties here are the salmon poached in mint tea and the braised chicken with lemon seasoning. At night, the basement hosts a wide variety of entertainment, from plays and film screenings to live jazz, Balkan folk music, and Cameroon hip-hop.

Insider Tip:

Stop by on a Wednesday evening, when the café serves free West African mafé (a traditional meat and peanut stew); diners simply donate what they can in a wicker basket.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Dinner
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Monday - Closed
  • Sunday - Closed

Cuisine Type:: Bistro


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