The Café des Artistes was a small restaurant in Paris on Earth, which offers an excellent view on the 500-year-old Eiffel Tower. It was located near the office of the President of the United Federation of Planets.
In 2342, Jean-Luc Picard had a rendezvous with Jenice Manheim at the Café des Artistes. However, Picard posted Jenice who later married Paul Manheim. In order to prepare himself for meeting Jenice again, Picard visited a holographic simulation of this café in 2364. (TNG: "We'll Always Have Paris")
The menu used as a prop in the Café des Artistes is another example of the art department having fun. It was reproduced in Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Continuing Mission on page 67. The menu for that day (in appallingly-spelled French) was:
- Dilithium Croissants (Croissants D'lithium) - with a cheese sauce and tomato fraiche
- Tribbles in a Blanket - three small young tribbles sauteed with butter and served in a wrapped bread
- Klingon Targ with Ice Cream - one small targ with vanilla ice cream, served with the fish of the day. Comes with fried Bynar and parsley.
- Horses in a Brown Sauce - one large piece of horse, 38 years old, made with a wonderful brown sauce, with a small stone
- Jean Cougar Mellencamp - Flank of cougar, captured by ten aquanauts, with coffee fraiche. Served with purple flowers or a yellow boat.
- Wonderful Desserts - Flaming antimatter, cakes, and also turtle surprise