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Cafe Serpente

Delicatessen, Bistro
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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 152
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Charming city centre cafe

Looking for a local experience as opposed to the routine hotel food we came across the café Serpente opposite Chartres cathedra. and were well looked after by the friendly and efficient staff. was excellent. As the weather was still warm we opted for the outside seating The dish of the day, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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Sun City West, Arizona
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233 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This Cafe is near the cathedral. We wanted a quick lunch and this turned out to be a great choice. Service was quick and efficient. The menu choices great. The food delicious. All at excellent prices. It was decorated with hundreds of teapots. Seemed very French. There was a regular restaurant with more seating in the front. We didn't see... More 

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North Yorkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Opposite the Cathedral, and good for people watching if you sit outside - interior also very pleasant. Very busy, so service a little slow. Food perfectly acceptable.

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Claremore, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for lunch after mass at the Cathedral. The food was very good and the service was excellent. The price for the meal was very good considering the quality. There were 7 in our group and we were all very happy with our food and the service. I would recommend you give this place a try.

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Galveston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

During our visit to see our son who lives in Chartres we visited the cathedral several times and on each visit we had long lunch get togethers at this cafe. Great experience.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Looking for a local experience as opposed to the routine hotel food we came across the café Serpente opposite Chartres cathedra. and were well looked after by the friendly and efficient staff. was excellent. As the weather was still warm we opted for the outside seating The dish of the day, the cote de veau was excellent and filling. A... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very nice location. Food (salad and croque) and service were average, nothing special. Prices are acceptable given the location.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were found a table for two on a very busy night in Chartres. The waitress was very friendly and efficient. We ordered a chicken dish and a caesar salad, both of which were very nice. The cafe is situated on the busy square outside the cathedral. It is a bit pricier than restaurants away from the square, but that... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Cafe Serpente is situated in the square right in front of Chartres Cathedral which provides great atmosphere. I ate a Norwegian salad which had so much smoked salmon, herring, prawns little potato cubes as well as lovely salad and dressing. It was delicious and very filling. The young girl who waited on our table was very helpful and friendly.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Went off the main square, it's not that far off as you can still see the catherdral. Only went to the outdoor seating, shady, nice tea/coffee. Young, fresh waiter.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had visited the Cathedral and were looking for a quick sandwich before heading to Paris for our return trip home. Café Serpente was close by and looked inviting. We were seated and served quickly by a friendly staff member. Our paninis were well prepared, served quickly, quite tasty, and plenty for lunch. As we sat there eating, the place... 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

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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
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?