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

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 164
    Very good
  • 50
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  • 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
In the shadow of the great cathedral

We were in Chartres for just one evening. We were tired after a long drive, and wanted a simple unpretentious meal, done well, which is exactly what we found at Café Serpente: onion soup, entrecote with salad and chips, a bottle of Beaujolais and coffee. We sat outside on a balmy evening, with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Samuel007
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Exeter
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A perfectly located bar/cafe, perfect for a bottle of wine and an afternoon of watching the world pass by.

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Exeter
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were in Chartres for just one evening. We were tired after a long drive, and wanted a simple unpretentious meal, done well, which is exactly what we found at Café Serpente: onion soup, entrecote with salad and chips, a bottle of Beaujolais and coffee. We sat outside on a balmy evening, with the great cathedral close at hand. It... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My wife has visited Chartres 7 times, often for a week. And now she tries out creme brulee whenever she can, simply to see if anyone can top Cafe Serpente! No luck yet!! Right beside Chartres Cathedral, this very French cafe serves a wide variety of teas, quiches, onion soup(!), sandwiches, omelettes, and flavored coffees. Also alcoholic drinks and dinners,... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It doesn't get much better than this. Café Serpente is situated at the foot of the steps of the magnificent Chartres Cathedral and has a wonderful outside seating area where you can quaff a charafe or two of wine and enjoy a fabulous meal while watching the world go by. The menu is extensive, the food excellent, and the in-house... More 

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West Midlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Nice food if not outstanding. Great views. The staff were attentive and as a group we had no complaints. The views when seated outside are spectacular, especially with the light show at the moment.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Nice place to relax have a drink and take in the Cathedral. Service very good. You can eat or just have a drink no pressure to eat very relaxed and reasonable pricing given location. We had breakfast one day good value tea, croissant, bread jam etc 8:50 euro. Nice place

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

An adorable friendly tea salon with quick service. The food is perfect when you don't have too much time to linger yet need to relax a bit and get your strength back for the rest of your day in Chartres

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Sun City West, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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