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Cafe Serpente

Delicatessen, Bistro, Brasserie, Tea Room
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2 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000 Chartres, France
+33 2 37 21 68 81
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 40
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good lunch after touring the cathedral

Since it was a bit chilly and raining we each ordered a delicious bowl of soup and split a tuna on baguette sandwich. Very tasty. Our waitress was extremely friendly. Interesting menu and mostly locals...

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
kfoley2009
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San Antonio, TX
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Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Good reviews and good location led us to this lovely restaurent for lunch. Just a few yards from Chartres Cathedral we walked in hungry after a long morning of touring. Delightfully friendly service from start to finish, really well prepared and tasty fare and very reasonable prices led us to an encore the next day. Rarely are the restaurants close... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Since it was a bit chilly and raining we each ordered a delicious bowl of soup and split a tuna on baguette sandwich. Very tasty. Our waitress was extremely friendly. Interesting menu and mostly locals...

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Greenville, South Carolina
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211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

There are many restaurants in Chartres, and more than one with a view of the cathedral. But I'm very happy that I chose Cafe Serpente, not just because of its view, but because I received good service and good food, and felt welcome in the eatery. For a solo, non-French-speaking traveler (but one who does say Merci and a few... More 

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stamford ct
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It was a ok place to have a decent french meal after a visit to the cathedral at Charrtres. The restaurant was lively with ok service but my duck was raw and not very good as I felt poorly for several hours. Other diners seemed to be content and in good moods. The french fries were good and the prices... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We stopped at this location for lunch while a trip to the cathedral. The cafe is directly across the street form the church and was very good. Our group had a variety of dishes and all were well prepared and very tasty. The sandwiches are very reasonably priced and came quickly. Others had the cote masiuer and salades ...all were... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Cafe Serpent is located just next the Chartres Cathedral. You'll enjoy a very good food and good wines. Good place for dinning.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Ok, we didn't do much eating or drinking in Cafe Serpente. We only stopped there for coffee before entering the magnificent Chartres Cathedral across the street. But based on our brief experience there, I would not hesitate to go there for lunch or dinner. My expresso (to use the French spelling) was excellent - strong but smooth. The decor is... More 

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chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Had a wonderful lunch here after touring Notre Dame Cathedral on 3/19/15. It was a cold, damp, windy day. We entered Cafe Serpente and immediately warmed up, not just by the heater but by the atmosphere and friendliness of this little restaurant. The food was very good and the service excellent. It wasn't just a tourist destination as there seemed... More 

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Gilleleje, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

It was in fact the only open place for a late lunch, so we got some easy food and it tasted realy good. Great location, nice food.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We had a little cold rain to deal with while touring Chartres. This restaurant was a great place for a lunch and some coffee. It's not a destination-in-itself like some of the Parisian restaurants, but it was good food at a good price in a good place. Unusually for a French restaurant, there was plenty of room inside.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000 Chartres, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Chartres
  • Phone Number: +33 2 37 21 68 81

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen, Bistro, Brasserie, Tea Room
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?