Best Restaurants near Luxembourg Gardens
One of Paris’ most iconic Left Bank spots, the Jardin du Luxembourg is on nearly every visitor’s list. And rightfully so! If you’re in search of good meal after your visit, here’s my guide to the best restaurants near Luxembourg Gardens.
Treize au Jardin
Quite possibly one of the friendliest cafés in Paris, Treize au Jardin serves up excellent American Southern comfort fusion food. Classics like house made quiche, mac n cheese, granola, and Caesar salads are all on offer. As are the more fusion style dishes like buttermilk biscuit pain perdu and pecan crusted chicken, which is equally tasty. And of course, save room for some Southern desserts. If you haven’t had pecan pie, now is the time.
Situated right across the street from the Luxembourg Gardens, it’s hard to miss the bright blue shopfront. Especially since the terrace is usually covered with giant stuffed teddy bears!
Insider tip: you can order drinks to go from the barista stand, perfect if you want to enjoy a walk in the garden afterwards.
treize au jardin – 5 Rue de Médicis, 75006 Paris
metro station: odéon or luxembourg (rer)
open daily 10aM//6:30PM
price range: €€
This restaurant couldn’t be closer to the Luxembourg Gardens, it’s actually located inside the park itself! Angelina is a Parisian pastry shop and tea house and has been around for over 120 years. Of course, the more famous location is on Rue de Rivoli, and unlike the main location, the service is usually quick and you won’t have to queue.
Angelina is most famous for their decadent hot chocolate and their signature chestnut cream pastry, the Mont-Blanc. But they serve a full menu of classic French dishes and an afternoon tea as well.
angelina au jardin – 19 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris
metro station: mabillon or saint sulpice
open daily 10:30AM//7PM
price range: €€€
Bread and Roses
Bread and Roses provides a cozy, casual dining experience just across from the Luxembourg Gardens. Essentially a full service bakery, Bread and Roses is a great place to enjoy a slow morning breakfast, or grab a bite to eat for lunch. Some of the city’s best French pastries, cakes, sandwiches, salads and quiche are all on the menu. There’s a full afternoon tea on offer as well. Plus you can opt to take away if you prefer to enjoy your treats in the Gardens.
bread and roses – 62 Rue Madame, 75006 Paris
metro station: saint placide
open tuesday – saturday 8AM//6PM
price range: €€-€€€
If you’re on the hunt for a quiet culinary hideaway near Luxembourg Gardens, Café Pavane is just the place. The cozy yet minimalist interior provides a feeling of tranquility, and the food doesn’t disappoint either. Part tea room and part café, the whole joint is run by Manon Hévin, daughter of legendary pastry chef and chocolatier, Jean-Paul Hévin.
The menu is distinctly French with mainstay dishes like a frisée salade and croque monsieur. There’s also an impressive selection of teas from all over the world, and it goes without saying that the desserts are more than worth a try. Talent for creating delicious food and dessert runs in the family!
café pavane – 22 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris
metro station: odéon
open monday – saturday 12PM//7:30PM
price range: €€-€€€
Bagels and Brownies
It can be tough to find a great takeaway spot near the Luxembourg Gardens, but Bagels and Brownies is just that. American-style bagel sandwiches and house made desserts have been a Parisian guilty pleasure since 1999. All of the bagels and ingredients are sourced fresh from the USA, and you can really taste the difference.
They have super hearty sandwiches which will certainly fill you up for a day of exploring, but also simpler and vegetarian options for a lighter lunch. Bagels and Brownies is super popular with students and office workers in the area, so there’s usually a queue out the door. But not to worry, they are pretty efficient and it tends to move quickly. Perfect for a takeaway lunch in the garden.
bagels and brownies – 12 Rue Notre Dame des Champs, 75006 Paris
metro station: saint placide or notre dame des champs
open monday – saturday 8:30AM//6PM
price range: €
La Terrasse de Madame
If you’re looking for the best restaurants near Luxembourg Gardens, it’s hard to beat this restaurant’s location. La Terrasse de Madame opened in 2019 and is a full service café right in the middle of the garden!
The café is open all year round and serves a variety of classic French food. Think escargots, quiche, salads, and of course some mouth-watering French pastries and desserts. In colder seasons, you can dine in the cozy glass-paneled restaurant, so none of the garden view is compromised. And in the summer months, their tree shaded terrace is the perfect spot to grab lunch or enjoy a coffee outside.
la terrasse de madame – 138 Rue de Médicis, 75006 Paris
metro station: cluny la sorbonne
open thursday – monday 8:30AM//4:30PM
price range: €€
A Little Bit More About Luxembourg Gardens
Located on the Left Bank in Paris 6th district, the expansive Jardin du Luxembourg is one of Paris’ most beautiful and historic parks. Created in 1612 by Marie de Medici, the park’s 23 hectares have provided a peaceful Parisian respite for centuries. A stroll through the gardens and tree-lined promenades shows off both English and French styles, and culminates at the parks’ grand fountain which frames the ornate Senate building just behind.
The Luxembourg Gardens are a favorite with locals and first-time visitors alike, since there’s something for every age level and interest. History buffs will appreciate the historic statues and the ancient allure of the Fontaine Medici, and those wanting a break from city life can enjoy some peace and quiet.
Luxembourg Gardens is also a great place to visit if you’re traveling to Paris with kids. There’s plenty of child-centered activities from toy boats in the grand fountain to pony rides and playgrounds, sure to entertain children of all ages. Locals gather here to play chess, enjoy a walk or make use of the parks’ many basketball, tennis, and pétanque courts.
Want to know experience more of the Jardin du Luxembourg? Come join our guided walking tour of the Saint-Germain area, it’s a neighborhood best explored on foot!
Now you know some of the best restaurants near Luxembourg Gardens. Bon appetit!