So I was very pleasantly surprised with this place. I mean, yes, Amélie is what brought my attention to the cafe but I really wasn't expecting a five star brasserie.
Even more surprising was that we had two kids in tow and wanted a nice low-key place to eat lunch. Stroller and all, we let ourselves in, and were seated immediately.
The waiters were beyond friendly - one of them kept high fiving our two year old - and they all spoke English very well. I did have the advantage if having a French husband so I'm not sure how much that affected the friendly factor, but they were generally very accommodating to everyone I saw.
The food was really delicious which was the biggest surprise. I really wasn't expecting anything spectacular but the steak frites were seriously the best I've had. Th créme brouleé was great too. My husband had the carbonara which our toddler shared - don't be scared of the raw egg - it cooks when you mix it.
Anyway, great place to go if you're in the Montmartre area regardless of whether or not you've seen (have been obsessed) with the movie.
If it was not for the Amelie movie, this place would go out of business. Menu is nothing special and overpriced for the quality.
Service could improve leaps.
Considering what type of place this is and what people are going here for, I found the employees friendly and the prices not astronomical. It's a cool place to stop in for a beverage or a quick meal.
We only stopped here because of its claim to fame as being the café in Amélie. I'm pretty sure that's why anyone stops here. To be fair, we only had a coffee and creme brûlée, but the creme brûlée was pretty terrible. Edible, but not appetizing. Very gelatinous, not creamy and not much flavor. The cost for 2 coffees and 2 creme brûlées was 17€, which was way too much considering the quality. The coffee was good, however, I don't think we've had a bad coffee since being in Paris.
On top of that, it took about 15 minutes for the brûlées to arrive. By that time we had already finished our coffees. Our service was good, but that may have been due to our location directly next to a service station. Other diners really seemed to be struggling.
Bottom line, poke your head in the window or get a coffee at the most.
Hunting down le Cafe des Deux Moulins was more of a personal pilgrimage than any regular eating feat. I am admittedly a fan of the movie, Amelie. And for any other fan, I would recommend going. For anyone that is not, I'd probably pass based on the average food and slightly above average prices.
Overall, I enjoyed my meal but readily admit that it is pretty biased. Would I go again? Sure why not. It's cleverly decorated but not too audacious.
I ordered from the menu du jour - mushroom soup + steak/bavette. I wasn't terribly impressed with either. But I did enjoy my creme brulee and coffee at the end.
It's just a fun little side trip while wandering around Montmartre. Also, the cafe is located very close to a metro #2 line (Blanche).
I only tried their 1 euro cafe here, which is actually espresso. Cheapest espresso I saw in Paris. It was super strong, so I had to put in sugar, like a real Parisian would do! This place is famous since it is the cafe Amelie was at in the movie, so this place was always happening.
This place is one I stop at EVERYTIME in Paris. Small, cozy, and never fully crowded. It's perfect for a not overly expensive meal or drink to warm up. I won't mention Amelie because I'm sure all others do. But this represents Paris at its most comfortable and non-pretentious.
The two main reasons to go to this place are the location and because of the movie Amelie. Located in Montmartre right up the street from the Moulin Rouge. It was the set for the cafe in the French film Amelie. That is reason enough to visit. I hate to admit that I ordered a hamburger and fries here. There wasn't much else on the menu that tempted me. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the meal. This turned the average rating into four stars.
Tip: Watch Amelie. Great French film.
My "Amelie" dreams came true! I achieved my goal of visiting Montmartre, setting to my favorite movie of all time! We walked into the busy Cafe des Deux Moulins since the movie's popularity has attracted many tourists like myself. Luckily, we were seated right away. The service did its best at accommodating everyone.
We ordered were 2 cafe cremes and a creme brulee. The cafe creme's were great and complimented the delicious creme brulee! It was nothing like any other I've tasted - sweet but not too sweet and had a perfect custard texture of not being too stiff and not too loose. What I also loved about it was the hint of cinnamon in the "brulee'd" topping! If I lived nearby I'd do my best to dine or drink here when it's not too busy.
This place is much more than a stop on an Amélie-inspired visit to Montmartre. My wife and I went here on our honeymoon because we had just rewatched the movie a few days before, and we were pretty impressed. The atmosphere is great, the food is great, and they're very playful with the movie fame (the wine on the menu is listed under "Amélie's wine cave").
As for that food, I got the honey and sesame seed covered salmon, which came with a creamy mount of mashed potatoes, and my wife got a roquefort and walnut salad that she liked a lot. An aperitif, a coffee, and the bill wasn't much more than 30 Euros. Overall it was a great stop for dinner, and I think that if I lived in the area, I'd go here all the time.
This must be the most expensive restaurant in Montmatre! Yes, Amelie was filmed here. The cigarette counter is not there. It is charming, it is warm, it is expensive. There are tourists running in and out of the place just taking photos and leaving which is quite distracting for anybody. Food is mediocre for what you are paying. Run in, take your photos, and get out.
"A woman without love wilts like a flower without sun." -Amélie
Similarly, "A Jared without caffeine wilts like a crazy man about to shiv you with a plastic knife but loses his balance and crumples onto the ground where he begins to foam at the mouth and praise his goose god, Atreyu." Or something like that. I forget exactly how the old Farsi adage goes, but you get the point.
When I wake up, I need some goddamn caffeine. And lucky for me, this was the closest cafe to our flat while we stayed in Paris.
I'm sure the employees of Café les Deux Moulins are sick of the Amelie visitors and references, but that's like complaining about never having personal time once you become a celebrity. You knew exactly what you were getting into, so if you don't want the influx of comments like "OMG THAT'S WHERE GEORGETTE SAT" then you should probably work at the Italian place across the street.
With that out of the way (and I'm not quite sure why I ranted about it, I had a great experience with the servers and never felt that way once)... I FELT LIKE I WAS IN THE MOVIE, Y'ALL!!
The layout of the tables and booths is different, but you can easily tell it's the same cafe. I sat against the wall where the ex-boyfriend often sat taking notes and making wise-cracks. I ordered an espresso and sipped it slowly as I took in the fact I was sitting in the cafe where one of my favorite movies of all-time took place.
If you're in Montmarte and have seen the movie, make sure you stop by. And if you're in Montmarte and haven't seen the movie, stop by, watch it when you get home, and send me a nutella, coco and banane crepe in the mail as a thank you gift. I miss them terribly.
We ordered a gizzard salade and we got some other type. The server later told us that what we ordered was not available and that he switched it. At first he said that the wrong salade is what we ordered. People will come because of the movie though.
We have truely experienced the "rude" doesn't give a sh:t french waiter.
I was beyond excited to find this café because Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain is a film I hold very dear, and the very sight of the building gave me tingly goosebumps and made me grin like an idiot. Situated in the charming Montmartre district of Paris, it's a vibrant and lovely little place.
That said, you can expect to see mostly tourists there (not complaining, as I was one of them) and the menu is just OK. Believe it or not, I had a burger and fries (*french* fries, heh heh.) They tasted pretty good, but I think that was just because I hadn't eaten anything all day.
If I hadn't been there with Parisians I think I would have depleted the patience of our waitress with my giddy enthusiasm and attempted French articulations. But at least I didn't order crème brûlée and pose for pictures while cracking it with my spoon and trying to look like Amelie on the DVD cover. (I had to save something for next time.)
Movie buffs alike journey to Montmartre to come to this very restaurant where the film Amelie was filmed. Being a fan of the film myself, we could not help ourselves but come here too.
This French cafe is a great place to come for a quick drink or bite. The food here is not extraordinary by any means. It mostly makes it mark for being a tourist attraction. The service on the other hand was very attentive. Our waiter was quirky and highly hilrous at times.
If you are a fan of the film, I highly recommend making the journey just for a sneak inside.
While I was in Paris, I had this obsession with the Movie "Amelie".
The boyfriend found out that this was where the bar scenes were filmed. Although, it looks completely different, so I am not sure if this is completely accurate. Anyhow, we stopped in for a quick drink.
The neighborhood is the most charming and quaint neighborhood. Lined with windmills and beautiful trees and greenery.
From what I recall, they mostly had German beer on tap. No complaints here.
Great neighborhood to explore, and great place to stop in and grab a drink.
Café Les Deux Moulins is a nice café frequented by tourists and locals in the Montmarte area. The real draw to this cafe was the fame it has drawn from the movie Amelie. The place is extra crowded and prices are higher that average, but it has a very comfortable ambience. The service was great. He was friendly and helpful in letting us know of recommendations. The food was just mediocre, nothing special for a second visit.
Its so cute, and its changed a lot since the movie was shot here. I assume to accommodate all the tourists who want to see it IRL.
If you come by during the week, or early in the day, its easy to get a spot. Tons of seating outside, and very noisy chatty during the late afternoon before dinner. Its a skip off the path in pigalle, but close enough to make a quick stop before your next touristy move of photos of moulin rouge lol
Perhaps the only reason why I trekked all the way here to this part of Paris is because of this cafe. This is the cafe where they filmed one of my favorite French films and international hit, Amelie. If you've seen the film, the place looks pretty much exactly the same except maybe a few Amelie portraits memorabilia hanging around.
The place is vibrant and crowded as it has become a hot spot for tourists. I came here just to have a little pick me up (cafe au lait) so I didn't really get to try their food. But from the looks of what other tables ordered, the food is not anything special other than it's being equivalent to American diner food. I remember seeing an American couple ordering burgers and french fries. So if you actually miss having American food while visiting Paris, perhaps this one place you should go to satisfy your greasy cravings.
So we went here because this was the Amelie bar, and they let you know that Amelie worked there with tons of posters and memorabilia everywhere, including the bathroom! But this was the best waiter we had the entire time we were in Paris. The food was good as expected, and the wine was also.
But like I said, this waiter was my favorite. He was helpful with the wine, the food and he even just voluntarily took our picture. He even told everyone behind us to smile too, which was really adorable. You'd think at a touristy place like this, the service would be annoyed with you, but he was excellent.
I know that this is where they filmed Amelie but I don't want to base my review on my expectations from that movie. Instead, I will judge them based solely on their food, drink, and facilities.
So there's really nowhere you can go wrong with ordering a coke. I also ordered their fries and you really can't go wrong with that either. Where their rating goes down is with their restrooms. How come they don't have toilet seats? And why is the floor so wet all the time? Whatever it is, they should seriously fix that because I doubt anyone likes sitting on a cold, wet toilet bowl.
Anyway, if you're coming here for a meal and a drink, then you're fine. If you need to use their restrooms...go somewhere else.
My wife and I went there as fans of Amelie but were pleasantly surprised by how extra accommodating the wait staff was. My wife had goat cheese tartine and LOVED it. I had a club sandwich that was okay. The creme brulee was very good. Was the experience helped by the association with that wonderful movie? YES! But, the food was good and the service terrific.
Les 2 Moulins was a bar-brewery which was more in the area at the bottom of the Rue Lepic. A loyal customer base attested to the social role of the place. The patrons were the bosses, after all, causing more than some-but attention, as it is in Marseilles, eh!
And then the cinema and theatre director Jean-Pierre Jeunet made our coffee-tobacco, instead of the film Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain (2001) to phenomenal success.
Audrey Tautou became the seveuse worship.
But time has passed and le 2 Moulins has maintained its rank and not lose your head. Proof: coffee is 2 EUR! It is still a note!
the place has remained with his charm before, including its brass and his look of Parisian cafe.
As a big Amelie movie fanatic, naturally coming here I had to try the creme brulee. Though it was just average, I didn't care! This place is still epic and I will happily go back again someday.
Note: (this review should have been written back in 2010, I'm a late yelper.)
On your to do list for a trip to Paris there is of course the visit of the famous coffeehouse from the movie Amelie of Montmartre. But you have to know that it was in that movie as many changes have been made to it for the making of the film.
Nevertheless the coffeehouse is nicely located and serves the typical Parisian dishes which are great not too expensive.
Definitely not a tourist trap.
The Cafe Les Deux Moulins is a café in the Montmartre area of Paris. It takes its name from the two nearby historical windmills Moulin Rouge and Moulin De La Galette.
The interior consists of a small bar and a seated cafe area.
has gained considerable fame since its appearance in the 2001 film, Amelie, in which it is the workplace of the title character played by Audrey Tatou. It has since become a popular tourist destination, though we were the only tourists there on my visit.
I decided to go there for a late breakfast and opted for the title ' Amelie Breakfast' which consisted of coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice, croissant and
tartine (a French baguette with jam and butter).
I am huge fan of the film and found myself lost in the romantic air of the Cafe Les Deux Moulins and enjoyed my first true Parisian breakfast amongst the locals who surrounded me.
Firstly if you haven't seen Amelie please take an evening to watch it and you won't regret it and then when you next find yourself in Paris, make sure you stop by the Cafe Les Deux Moulins for a scrummy French Breakfast.
We came here on the recommendation of a guide book and were not disappointed. The cafe is quaint, the menu is available in English, and the service, though a bit scattered, was friendly and at times downright entertaining. I had some sort of cheese and meat board which, paired with crusty French bread and some wine, was exactly what I'd been craving. My friend's steak was slightly overcooked but the sauce was tasty. Worth a visit if you're in the area, though I'm not sure I'd go out of my way to dine here (unless you're into Amelie).
(Note: this review is about the food, not about the drinks and coffees, and it is based on a dining experience in January 2010)
To be honest, this was the worst food I had during my 2 weeks in France.
I had the sense that most tourists went there (I was certainly one of them, too) were fans of the Amelie movie, not of the food at Deux Moulins. Amelie was also one of my favorites, but even such favor couldn't buy me off for a positive review of the food at this Cafe.
I was so disappointed that the orange duck dish I ordered was cooked like wood, the salmon my friend ordered was also very dry. Beef bourguignon with pasta was the best among the three, but the pasta was dry and tasteless.
The place was packed with people, but only 2 or 3 waiters were serving. Everyone looked so panic...
There are too many good eateries in Paris. I think Café les Deux Moulins is worth a visit for fans of Amelie. A cup of coffee buys you enough time to relive the movie, but don't waste time eating there, since it may ruin your memories of the movie.
I was lucky to have this place around the corner from where I stayed - the food and drinks were great, and the service was exceptional; the waitress spoke excellent English, and was nice and helpful. It also being the coffee place where the movie "Amelie" was set, it draws picture-takings most of the day.
This is one of the locations for the film Amelie. This movie has a cult following, so if this place is packed, just take a picture and move on. There are other places in the area to eat and have coffee.
I'm a fan more because I'm a fan of the movie than I am about the menu. I wanted to visit this famous restaurant and wasn't disappointed to be sitting in it. But, at the time, nothing appealed to me on the menu so I just got a drink and my husband had a beer. We were lucky to sit right away and the staff was very friendly. This was possibly our favorite neighborhood we visited in Paris!
from our trip in 2007...
we had our first Parisian drink here.
we were staying across the street and found this little bar in the Montmarte district. nice little joint, lots of locals in there having cafes and wine. standing at the bar was the in thing. we got our wines and sat outside to admire our first day in town. excellent for people watching since it was across from a florist and the market.
cute and quaint. we highly recommend.
We came here after a day of meandering in Montematre neighborhood. Our waitress was very friendly and brought us to a table immediately. This was the place where the main character in Amelie worked. Because of this, it became an attraction for tourists. We still enjoyed our meals there. I am not a big fan of salad but I have decided to take in some green after a few days of consuming rich food. So I ordered a salade Parisienne and it was very good. The green vegetables were covered with ham, cheese, eggs and crouton plus garlic chips (note: it is real potato chips not fries). My husband ordered the set menu with soup and a duck dish. The duck was so tender. We also ordered panache which is beer mixed with 7-up. It was very refreshing.
Come here only if you're an Amelie fan and maybe for an espresso. Food is overpriced capitalizing on the movie and service is probably worse than the average bad French restaurant service. If you want good food and service there are better places.
The Atmospähre is nevertheless as in the film. To sit wonderful there, a Pastis drinking, after one is relaxed walking by Montmartre before.
A beautiful little cafe with an even more beautiful vantage point. An excellent place to sip on a cafe or glass of beer.
Ok so I know its really touristy to go here but my gf was convinced that it would be good, while I was convinced that it would be more disneyland paris than montmartre chic.
Alas, as always, my gf was right. We got a nice booth in the corner and got 2 cafe viennoise. They were very reasonable (EUR4,40 each) and much better than the more expensive ones we got at cafe des flores.
Also interesting was that there was a nice mix of tourists and locals, making a cool atmosphere. Also, our waitress was lovely making the cafe even better.
If you're ever in Montmartre then drop in and pretend that you don't really care about Amelie, when in reality you're giggling like a little girl about seeing the table that Amelie sat at.
If Amelie is your thing, then it's worth a visit, but otherwise A very average Café. Overpriced and too full of tourists to really relax in!
not the best food. but, amelie was filmed here. how could i not stop by for a drink and dessert while in paris?! very cute and the place is much larger than i thought it would be~~~ so seating wasnt a problem. yay!
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