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Cafe Serpente

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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • 54
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    Very good
  • 37
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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
Cozy and Inviting!!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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chicago
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Theil Rabier France
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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
36 helpful votes 36 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?