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Le Cafe La Nuit

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Place du Forum, Arles, France
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 16
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  • 42
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  • 52
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  • 296
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Rating summary
  • Food
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Stopped to rest and have an ice tea

We were charged for what we decided was a"peach ice tea" $15 euros! We had to flag down a waitress to get service. Outdoor ambiance - velour backed chairs. Maybe that's why it was expensive.

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Joyce S
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were charged for what we decided was a"peach ice tea" $15 euros! We had to flag down a waitress to get service. Outdoor ambiance - velour backed chairs. Maybe that's why it was expensive.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I find it terribly sad how they let the place decay having a true city jewel. The service was bad, the food was nothing out of the ordinary. I read the reviews on this café and warned my mother but it was something she truly wanted. I now know that it wasn't worth it having such good restaurants around

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Vadso, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Place du Forum is a busy place. It is also a tourist magnet. The same can I say about Le Cafe La Nuit, aka the Van Gogh Café. Non of the places are known for their great customer service nor excellent food. But still, you sorta have to go there, right? The ice cream was good, even though it arrved... More 

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Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Had to stop off here for a late night coffee after dinner in Arles. Being a Vincent Van-Gogh fan it was a must! Very reasonably priced coffee - menu looked nice - might eat here next time!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Avoid it! After stopping in upon arrival in Arles (I had been there 19 years ago), we were shocked - dirty tables, unfriendly service, bad prices and bad product. The owner of the Hotel Du Forum, where we stayed then warned us: "Definitely avoid the yellow restaurant!" What a shame - it's a historic landmark in a great location on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Just looking at the touristy scene in the Place du Forum you gotta know none of the cafes are going to offer a gourmet experience. Especially on a hot Saturday when the Arles market attracts a huge crowd. So if you're going to eat in that square, you might as well choose the place with a niche in art history... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We ordered the recommended dish of the day which was the paella. It was dreadful. We complained the first time as the chicken was badly undercooked, the chicken was replaced with some slightly better cooked pieces, but those were still poorly cooked. The rice, rather than being al Dante, was crunchy and was strangely spiced and by then we couldn't... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I didn't read the reviews until after going there. That's probably how this restaurant keeps going. Its a famous landmark in Arles, and well positioned to ensnare the unwary. Food was actually OK and modestly priced but the service was terrible. I watched as couple after couple sat down and were ignored by the waiter, who was smoking his cigarette... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The reason you come to places like this is to be part of history. I read reviews of other people. Yes they are right but I was looking for something else and I found it. Manager of place was Brazilian guy from São Paulo and he was very nice and pleasant . He pushed people to to something but sometimes... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Against the reviews we still went. The service was dreadful , food poor and overpriced. Such a shame that such a place trades on the back of Van Gogh but cannot match his expertise!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Place du Forum, Arles, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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