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Cafe Serpente

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Delicatessen, Brasserie, Bistro, 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dry Haven from January weather

After visiting the Cathedral, we wanted warmth and a cup of warming something. Dived into the Serpente to a warm and welcoming little salon de the. Quirky collections of tea-pots, coffee pots, the odd samovar decorated a lovely little spot pout of the wet and wind. Our warming quaff was Vin... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
Bolger1
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Theil Rabier France
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Theil Rabier France
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

After visiting the Cathedral, we wanted warmth and a cup of warming something. Dived into the Serpente to a warm and welcoming little salon de the. Quirky collections of tea-pots, coffee pots, the odd samovar decorated a lovely little spot pout of the wet and wind. Our warming quaff was Vin Chaud, and they were absolutely what the Doctor ordered.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We really enjoyed this cafe for brunch. It was so nice to have wait staff who were pleasant and unhurried. The food was very good and there was lots of it. We enjoyed having a table that was big enough for 8 of us as many places we have eaten we have felt crammed in. The toilets were very clean... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A very nice place - very welcoming and attentive staff, reasonable prices, varied menu and generous portions. This place is extremely clean.

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Paris, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Great place, warm and cosy. Ideal for a meal or an afternon tea. Note: their oysters were excellent, and they had a stupendous selection of different types of coffee.

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Rocky Mount, NC
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We had tasty French onion soup and nice desserts – a caramel french toast and assorted sorbets. But mostly we were there to drink beer, awaiting time for our train back to Paris and for that it was fine. Nothing special.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I really liked this place. The location couldn't be better: on the street that surrounds the Cathedral. The building is old and it is unspoiled inside. It could be a film set for an atmospheric French film. The furniture is classic brown-painted tables and chairs which are just one step up from conservatory discards. The menu was classic too with... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The restaurant is located just next to Chartres cathedral and offers a very good variety of foods. Onion soup was our selection as well as beef - both were really good. I have to point out the service which was just great during our lunch. The waitress was very kind, helpful and funny. One of the other things that make... More 

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Mid Florida, Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We ate lunch after viewing the church. It was raining so we stopped at the nearest restaurant. Glad we did. We were seated in a small cutely decorated room in front with view of church. The room had the old wood floors, antique style decorations on walls, cloth tablecloths and huge napkins. Service was fast, friendly and helpful. Food was... More 

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torino
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90 reviews 90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Just in front of the Cathedral you can start your visit sitting on the Salon of the bar....Very good location and good service and food quality

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Chatham, Kent, Uk
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We dined at Café Serpente mid-September while waiting for the Cathedral Son et Lumiere show to start. Good menu, good value and great location. We returned for breakfast the following morning (much better value than at our Hotel!).

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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, Brasserie, Bistro, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?