This 1686 café-restaurant is the oldest in Paris and both Napoleon Bonaparte and Benjamin Franklin were regulars here. It was also a meeting point for Charles Montesquieu, Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. The place appears almost untouched, with various historical artefacts on display, including Napoleon’s bicorne hat. The menu is old-school French; the braised beef cheek is tender and flavourful, but the coq au vin is the real standout, and is one of the best you’ll find in Paris. Save room for the Café Liegeois Procope, a delightful melange of white-coffee ice cream, coffee jelly, coffee panna cotta and whipped cream.