You can find La Petite at 53 rue Lacépède, right in the centre of the 5th arrondissement, vis-à-vis the bucolic Contrescarpe square.

Its huge terrace and white and red checkered chairs... a bit hypnotising, draw attention to them and attract prying eyes. Once they have taken a seat, its guests can appreciate the prevailing friendly atmosphere. La Petite is affordable, festive and… enigmatic - a character trait which La Petite cannot hide!!

After a certain hour it livens up and its guests start wondering more about its history...
Leaning against the window, they can catch a glimpse behind the bar and see people walking around inmidst of a garden, seemingly typically Parisian at first sight. Their curiosity leads them to penetrate into the mysterious universe of La Petite.

The show begins…


The owner of the place approached the designer Christophe Bro, who allowed himself a creative break by imagining a décor which would perfectly render the character of La Petite.
He succeeded in giving this atypical café a small flair while also according it an enigmatic personality, which can be found in every element of the decoration.

Its two small rooms give direct access to the terrace and hence bring wideness and profoundness. They cross in a small corridor, a theatre of the most delirious animations, thanks to the animated screens integrated in the walls.  In the first room, the bar of massive wood and the beer barrel in proper style give a retro look to the café, emphasised by the walls with antique patinas. The second one is a pleasant and friendly room with 7 tables inmidst of curiosity spread out here and there which give some indications on the life and mysterious personality of La Petite.


From morning to evening, the offer of La Petite is something to share:
breakfast, salads, platters of delicious local produce, pizzas...

And a range of junk foods of any kind, for which she goes crazy (candies, popcorn, chips…)

To distinguish herself from its fellows, she also offers a brunch à la carte «available every day of the week»!


Belgian craft beers available on tap or in the bottle are offered along with eternal cocktails and biological wines.


Welcome to La Petite

Place de la Contrescarpe

  • A retro décor, a friendly atmosphere, a simple and local cuisine, how could you not love La Petite?

    Villa Schweppes
  • A warm atmosphere in a somewhat enigmatic setting: welcome to La Petite !


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53 rue Lacépède
75005 Paris
01 43 37 88 37


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