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Titanic's Café Parisian   Return to Diagram


The Café Parisian was the first of it's kind on any British liner. It was promoted by the White Star Line as a replica of an authentic Parisian sidewalk cafe where friends could meet for conversation and drinks. It was extremely popular among the younger 1st class passengers and was later added to Titanic's sister ship Olympic that was actually built earlier. It was located on the starboard side of the ship, just behind the the Aft Grand Staircase on B Deck and had windows facing the ocean. The café was actually privately owned and the employees of Café Parisian did not work for the White Star Line, they worked for the owner, Gaspare Antonio Gatti, affectionately know by the passengers as "Luigi;" he also owned the A la Carte Restaurant on board.

Items offered in the Café Parisian included oysters, salmon, roast duckling, sirloin of beef, pate de foie gras, peaches in chartreuse jelly and chocolate and vanilla éclairs. Beverages included coffee, tea, wine, and assorted mixed drinks.

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