April 04, 2016 Paris France Europe

Cafe Trocadero: Touristic But Good
Casual Dining


Welcoming: 3/5

Food Temperature: 8/10

Ambiance / Music: 7.5/10

Menu Choice: 3/5

Food Taste: 25/30

Architecture / Interior: 7/10

Food presentation: 7/10

Service: 7/10

Value for money: 7/10

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Located in the heart of the Trocadero and facing the Eiffel Tower is a touristic cafe called Trocadero. Out of the five cafes on the roundabout Trocadero was an obvious choice for its cozy decor and class the others didn't have.


Yellow lights and a warm ambiance, this restaurant is set on two levels and divided into a terrace and inner dining space. White flowers and yellow chandeliers with wooden brown tables covered with white tablecloths. Every table has a set of cutlery and a paper napkin. 

The menu is largely homemade with  many dishes labeled as made in-house.  Salads, starters, the cheese platters, pasta, to share and the day's suggestions by chef Dominique Tostain.


We were welcomed by the head waiter and served by a staff that's welcoming and attentive. We ordered the spaghetti bolognaise, the Caesar salad, the cheese platter and the salmon gravlax.


  • Three thick slices of salmon, that rich full bodied salmon without unneeded fat, flavorful and adequately oily. I loved it. 
  • The cheese player has four choices of cheese. Four big pieces served with a basket of bread, that kind of fresh French bread and the cheese, served cold and feeling fresh. That's a good first impression before the main courses are served.
  • The Caesar salad is excellent; chicken is sliced like a carpaccio and served with three large slices of Parmesan cheese, crunchy toast, an egg sliced in quarters and a mix of lettuce with the signature Caesar sauce. Sundried tomatoes, Roma lettuce to decorate; this salad is very appealing and generous. It's an unconventional salad you don't expect to eat at a touristic restaurant.
  • The spaghetti Bolognaise could be a bit more al dente or less cooked and the spaghetti could be a bit thinner, but the fact is that I enjoyed it a lot. I loved the sauce and its acidity, the melting cheese on top and the enjoyable juiciness.


Good food, indeed very good food. I didn't expect it at all and will surely be coming back for more.

Suitable For: Casual Dining





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