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Cafe Serpente

2 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000 Chartres, France
+33 2 37 21 68 81
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Ranked #15 of 122 restaurants in Chartres
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Brasserie, Bistro, Tea Room
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Stafford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We ate at the Cafe Serpente at the end of a long day travelling from the West Midlands by train. We had visited the Cathedral (amazing) and wanted supper whilst watching the Chartres Lumiere. The Cafe Serpente offered a prime location for the wonderful display in a traditional bistro setting. The food was very good. I had the onion soup... More

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Kamloops, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stopped here for lunch while we were on a day trip from Paris to see the Cathedral. The waitress was very friendly and went out of her way to answer our questions and get us some directions. We ordered the onion soup on the menu and were disappointed. Not particularly tasty or hot. I would probably try a different... More

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New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I would have given this restaurant more stars if I hadn't ordered the wrong food. Unfortunately, I should have ordered something other than the steak. The steak was so tough and chewy. The sauce béarnaise had congealed and had a layer of thickened orange crust on top. It's too bad this was our first night in France and our experience... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We've had two lunches, a dinner and coffee here! At a conference where this was the most convenient spot we found this place and enjoyed everything: omelettes, roast chicken, veal chop all excellent. We chose the house wine and were very happy with it. Excellent value, relaxed and friendly. Convenient to the Cathedral.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Le Cafe Serpente is very French and serves good coffee with a very pleasant outside terrace in Chartres. Excellent service.

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Edmonton, Canada
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147 reviews 147 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The Café Serpente is right beside the Chartres Cathedral and is an excellent place to take a break and have tea. It has great décor and excellent service. If you are sitting outside, there can be crowds and tour groups nearby which can be quite boisterous.

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Calgary, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Location cannot be beat, across the street from the cathedral. We ate lunch and ordered the smoked salmon panini. It was very greasy - the bread was saturated in the butter spread. It was tasty, but not very light. Service was quite slow. When we ordered there were not many other patrons in the cafe. We assumed the wait would... More

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manassas,virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Lovely little cafe in Chartres that is the epitome of everything charming about this town. The food was also very good and the location cant be beat!!!

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Cardiff
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Whilst visiting friends in Paris we went to Chartres to visit the Cathedral and surrounding area with them. We took a late lunch sitting outside at the Cafe Serpente and enjoyed three courses of great food. The French Onion Soup, Assiette de Salmon Feiu and Cote de Boeuf we excellent along with good wine and beer. It was lovely watching... More

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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Seat outside in the sun and have a good value meal or drink with the cathedral just across the street.

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