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L'Epicerie

2, rue de la Monnaie, 69002 Lyon, France (Cordeliers - Jacobins)
04 78 37 70 85
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Ranked #139 of 2,046 restaurants in Lyon
Price range: $9 - $22
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Cordeliers - Jacobins
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Cordeliers - Jacobins
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Towcester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We visited the restaurant with friends whilst visiting the city. We were recommended L'Epicerie by a local in a bar the night previous. Upon arriving we were greeted warmly by the staff who seated us promptly and got us some reasonably priced wine and beer. In my group we ate between us bacon and lentil soup, bourgignon tartine and tartiflette... More

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Montpellier, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Lovely looking place with a really nice atmosphere and a super friendly service. You have to be really strong to bypass the fantastic display of cakes. This place is nice for a light lunch or a pre-dinner drink. The food itself though is a little bit average for my liking, given the strong competition in the area. I give it... More

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Cantu, Italy
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I've been there with a friend driven by the good reviews. The place is nice if you appreciate old fashioned familiar bistrot. We have our dinner sharing our table with other people, because space is very narrow. The dishes are based mainly on the so called "tartine", which are basically slices of bread covered with different type of food, oysters... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We ate here two nights in a row, and loved the atmosphere and the price of food. Its not a full on restaurant and more of a bistro/cafe. Its meals are of a quick and simple type but are very good size. On the first night I finished with a raspberry pie, and it was just the best so we... More

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Michigan
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109 reviews 109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I arrived in Lyon on an early Sunday afternoon, and the clerk at the hotel told me that my best bet for lunch would be on Rue Mercerie. L'Epicerie is just around the corner, and it caught my eye because there was a line to get in (while there was not at any of the other restaurants in the area)... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Perfect combination between taste, price and french vintage atmosphere. The only issue we hot was to find a table, it was crowed....We will be back soon!

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Amsterdam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

This bistrot/cafe's specialty are "Tartines". Toast made of traditional French bread, with all different kinds of toppings/spreads. Also all the home-made pie's and desserts like cheesecake-in-a-pot are to die for! Simply delicious.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We had read about L'Epicerie and it sounded like the right combination of what we were looking for. it was a little earlier than we wanted to eat but since it was already busy we decided to go for it. It continued to get even busier. The crowd was on the younger side but there were plenty of 40- 60... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This is one of my favourite places in Lyon, perfect for a lunch. The restaurant is decorated in a retro 50's style, it's situated on a nice little street in the city center and the staff is very friendly and attentive.

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gold coast
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Surrounded by quaint retro pieces this little place is filled with charm, the food is fabulous. There is an English menu if required

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