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Cafe des Arcades

17 Ter r Fontaine, Valbonne, France
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Ranked #31 of 71 Restaurants in Valbonne
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We stumbled into the square at the very beginning of our holiday and chose to eat in this bustling restaurant. We ended up returning several times over the coming weeks - six in total!! Our children loved the pizza, service was always speedy, sometimes almost too quick. Great value and the perfect place to rewind and watch the world relax.

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Cannes
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have been here very frequently for the past 10 years. It is a nicely decorated restaurant with a very nice location. It is the biggest restaurant on the Valbonne village square. I have rated this restaurant as "average" because the food is not anything special and the service is not great. There are many young waiters that are not... More

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Cape Town is home
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109 reviews 109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

For a long time I've avoided this place due to the poor service. I went one morning last week to meet a friend, who is a regular there, for coffee. The service, or rather, lack of service, was deplorable. The waiter ignored us studiously on several passes for at least 10 minutes, and they weren't busy. I asked for a... More

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Surrey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's fine for basics and the location is great. Given the size and turnover don't expect very personal service and the food is perfectly OK but nothing special. Probably the best bet in the square but better places down the side streets.

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This cafe is an institution in Valbonne and a great spot for a pizza or plat de jour, but in busy times the service is often curt or even rude due to the sheer volume of people wanting a table. However, the waiters and chefs all know their stuff here so visit off season, enjoy the pleasure of the sun... More

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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

One review, but eat here several times per year as a partial resident of the area. Food is always excellent, but bear in mind that the service can be a little slow as it gets very, very busy in high season. In fact I recommend you book during high season to avoid being one of the many people you see... More

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Having just returned from Valbonne I need to share this gem with all you Tripadvisor members. We stayed in a holiday rental nearby and ate here twice. I have rarely seen staff who work so hard with such good humour. Being the height of the summer season it was busy on both occasions but we got a table straight away... More

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Valbonne, France
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109 reviews 109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Cafe des Arcades is consistently good. They have expanded their table area in the last year or so, and in the summer season here it's always busy. It's best to book, though they will seat you if they possibly can. Staff are efficient and friendly, and there is indoor seating too- though we love to sit outside and watch the... More

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Dublin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have been coming to valbonne for the past 10 years and always try to get a meal in st this place. The square is still cosy and lively but the food has gone downhill. The pizza had me knocking back water all night. It was also irritating to see people sectioned off to designated "drinking tables" when the restaurant... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

The cafe seems to be run with no staff to serve the customers. If you're thirsty or hungry this is not the place to go. The waitress, if you're lucky enough to see her, is stuck up and entitled. Although it looks nice in the square don't expect to enjoy yourself as your more likely to find a well served... More

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