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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 41
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  • 19
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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
We had a great light lunch here.

Good position opposite the cathedral. Staff very friendly and very well trained. This business speaks to its customers. It says eat here you won't be disappointed....and we were not. We had a good time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I guess this restaurant is typical of places to eat in a tourist hot spot. The service was slow and poor and the food indifferent but the view in the evening was great.

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Oztraylya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Good position opposite the cathedral. Staff very friendly and very well trained. This business speaks to its customers. It says eat here you won't be disappointed....and we were not. We had a good time.

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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

had a huge fish salad with frites, very tasty. Nice cloudy Normandy cider. Sat inside, friendly staff. Good atmosphere.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The first of two nights of a three week educational journey led by my wife and her co-director, we ate at this restaruant per a recommendation of our concierge where we were staying. It was quaint, not many tables and just next to the stunning Chartres Cathedral. As we entered we were directed to a corner table by the young... More 

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Richmond
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We had lunch here and it was nothing short of perfect. Lovely outdoor patio. Service was prompt and friendly I had a beautiful mushroom omelet with salad. Very reasonable prices. .

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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Cafe Serpente

Address: 2 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000 Chartres, France
Phone Number: +33 2 37 21 68 81
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Chartres
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
Cuisine: Delicatessen, Bistro, Brasserie, Tea Room

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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?