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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 198
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cozy Cafe

Pulled in here after visiting the cathedral and had a very nice espresso. Didn't have lunch but the ambiance was casual, the service friendly and efficient, and the prices looked very affordable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Roscoplace
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pulled in here after visiting the cathedral and had a very nice espresso. Didn't have lunch but the ambiance was casual, the service friendly and efficient, and the prices looked very affordable.

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Carlsruhe, Australia
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Brasserie which is on a corner faces the Cathederal, is very easy to find.we had an aperitif, then french onion soup which was divine, the a small beef steak cooked to perfection(I prefer it well done). It was very busy at lunch time and the service was prompt and superb, the waitress also translating the menu to english for... More 

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Thank pippa3442
Annapolis, Maryland
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was tasty. Our waiter was friendly and spoke English. There is wheelchair access, including an accessible bathroom.

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Thank Micaela M
Waltham, MA
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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Dinner at Le Serpente was tasty by marred by a bewildered new waitress who first was convinced we did not really want to order Campari as an aperitif and then delivered only Carol’s boeuf, omitting my lapin until we had nearly finished her meal together and then finally delivering a delicious lapin stew, however offering no apology or explanation for... More 

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Thank SailorToo
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This cafe is right by the cathedral and has a nice open feel with large open room and high ceilings in the dining room - there is also another smaller room facing Rue de Changes. Charming decor with collection of teapots on each window ledge and nice big windows letting in lots of light. Good basic food. fair service.

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Thank FrequentTraveler333
North Carolina
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

First place we stopped, we were so hungry but there are specific times the French restaurant are open. This one is open & serve 24 hrs. This is great for American who eat earlier than the French. The food was good and the service wonderful

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Thank beanmstr
Deptford, New Jersey, United States
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Stopped here for lunch while in Chartres. What a fantastic surprise. The interior is light, the menu represents local cuisine and the food was memorable.

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Thank Bruce W
Lillooet, Canada
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We decided to eat here one night. We showed up early with no reservations and were given the best table in the house. The french onion soup was superb and the steak pretty tasty; but the best part was dessert. The Creme Brulee was the best we have ever tasted !

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Thank Colin_M_Walsh
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

This is the most beautiful cafe, the food is awesome, I wish I could fit more in, the staff are really friendly and nice, I recommend this place as a must do. It's right next to the cathedral. Very much worth going to.

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Thank paulkenbushshell
Istanbul, Turkey
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Nice efficient tourist cafe with good food and fair prices. Variety is good, with some salad options for vegetarians. Views of the Cathedral from most tables. Place is a little crowded, but service fast. Food is fresh and quality.

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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: French, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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?