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4 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 37500, Chinon, France
02 47 93 09 84
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A very good coffee

We saw lots of people in here having breakfast- we went in and enjoyed the coffee and the local croissants. A pleasant place in the main square in Chinon. Chairs were comfortable - coffee hot and spoke a little English.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Rosalinonholiday
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Chinon, France
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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We visited this restaurant on a short break from Dublin in September. My wife had booked a Birthday dinner. Unfortunately they did not know anything about the booking when we arrived. Although they gave our party of 14 a table. It was a bit of a damper to the evening. Food ok and sevice ok.

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Chinon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We saw lots of people in here having breakfast- we went in and enjoyed the coffee and the local croissants. A pleasant place in the main square in Chinon. Chairs were comfortable - coffee hot and spoke a little English.

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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Four of us had breakfast here and all had coffee and croissants which was about the best coffee we have had in Chinon. We sat inside as the weather was a bit cold in the morning although there are seats outside. The seats inside were very comfortable.The croissants were very nice too.

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Roebertson
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

The Frence have their rules about supper..... only after 19.00. This we know but this is not a reason to be arrogant .. I found the waitor at this restaurant arogant , irrataited and recomend you stay away........ their is n lovely restaurants just on the other side of the square ... They friendly. . Will try their best English.... More 

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Frederic G, Gérant at Le Cafe des Arts, responded to this review
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Très surpris de votre message car en effet le service du soir commence à 19h et nous avons l'habitude de... More 

Amsterdam
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Difficult to judge on a cloudy Monday end of season. Pleasant location after a walk on the town or along the river, friendly staff, nice menu. Great foie gras. Hope to be back one day on a sunny Friday night.

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London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We stopped for coffee and found the service very slow. There was one waiter taking care of not only the cafe but also the restaurant. I expect people waited a long time for their food. The cafe next door on the same square had four people serving so we chose to go there for lunch. The coffee was good, but... More 

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vienna
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

We spent quite a but of time trying to decide which resto to pick on the main square of Chinon and chose this one because it had a table free for our two families. The experience was a bit disappointing especially the service (one of the waiters was terribly rude and the service was slow with some dishes arriving quite... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

A comfortable, chic decor, with nice touches like large linen dinner napkins and lovely bread, all help to make your dining in this beautiful square all the more pleasurable. The food was very good in relation to the prices, with out of the ordinary combinations of fresh ingredients. My wife's salad seguin looked and was quite delicious, and the rocket,... More 

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Kent, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Eating with family in the evening - experience rather spoilt by poor service. Our son's meal got mixed up, meaning that we couldn't all eat together, my wife and I had the fish dish, which came with a small mountain of rather uninteresting rice, and was on a plate that wasn't even warm. The glasses for the coke were though.... More 

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Thank Chris S
Frederic G, Gérant at Le Cafe des Arts, responded to this review
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Désolé que votre repas ai eu des complications malgré tous les efforts que nous faisons, il reste quelques points à... More 

Perth, Australia
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a popular eatery right in the middle of the shopping / eating / hotel area. It's definitely not a quiet place to eat but diners are well catered for with 3 course meals that are reasonably priced and the staff are much more responsive to diners here than we have experienced in other restaurants in the Loire. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: 02 47 93 09 84

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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