This is definitely on the see-and-be-seen arena. Fouquet’s was founded in 1901 and has been collecting anecdotes since then.
It is known to be a celebrity favorite and has attracted Chaplin, Chevalier, Dietrich, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Jackie Onassis (their photos line the walls inside the cafe).
The premier cafe on the Champs-Elysées sits behind a barricade of potted flowers at the edge of the sidewalk.
Although this is a full-fledged restaurant, with a regal dining room on the second floor, most guests come by just for a glass of wine, coffee, or sandwich just as Hani and I did during this particular visit to Paris.
Hani’s parents wanted her to experience this much talked about cafe so I accompanied her for some drinks. She was the one who took my photo in this post. Yes there are two coca colas on the table but of course I had to order some red wine in paris (which incidentally I wasnt able to finish). It was early spring then so most of the guests stayed inside.