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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 #168 of 2,097 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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Charming little place. Tartines are just lovely, especially the blue cheese one, but i'd recommend trying a few different ones to share. It was a great, tasty and cheap dinner. I'd definitely recommend this place. When visiting Lyon, you just have to experience it.

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

In the centre of lyon, it is not easy to get a simple yet French meal without being stung. This little Tartine shop is effetively serving cheese on toast, or open sandwiches, but they are tasty, the staff have a little english and the environment is lovely. For what it is, I would have scored it 5, except the staff... More

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San Francisco
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The almost private courtyard overlooking an art gallery and an old church far outweigh the nothing-out-of-the ordinary food served here, One final point, the house wine was by far the worst I tried in the region.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Tartines is pretty basic food but this place serves it With soul. Prices are cheap and staff awake and smilling! Make sure to order some different ones on your table and mix it! The cider is also good and cool! The place is nicely decorated and The area is a good evening Walk worth!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We went here for a late breakfast, which is not something they really do in France! The tartines, which is much more than cheese on toast, was excellent. All washed down with a large coffee and served by a friendly waiter.

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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
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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