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Cafe Colette

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Oude Groenmarkt 22, 2011HL Haarlem, The Netherlands
235329357
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: french bistrot in Haarlem

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great experience every time

We have been going in this bistro for some years now. It has the best oysters in town and fantastic petit poussin. But what is most refreshing is the great staff, particularly Jaike and a blond guy who is like a manager. Knowledgeable, always keen to please, cheerful, quick. The atmosphere is also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
J K
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going in this bistro for some years now. It has the best oysters in town and fantastic petit poussin. But what is most refreshing is the great staff, particularly Jaike and a blond guy who is like a manager. Knowledgeable, always keen to please, cheerful, quick. The atmosphere is also always great and lively. And let's not... More 

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Thank J K
Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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157 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I had my first opportunity to try Cafe Colette this past week and I was very impressed. I loved the "bistro" or "cafe" atmosphere that made it very lively and fun with the open kitchen and mix of high and low table and chairs. I thought my starter was exceptional and the sea bass very good. For a quaint and... More 

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Thank JTM125
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A local told us to go here so we did, but we were not that impressed with the food. The service at the bar was great, and the oysters were wonderful. The chicken was dry and not that special...a grocery store rotisserie chicken is better.. The Ravioli was pretty dull too... Pretty expensive by Haarlem standards and just not that... More 

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Thank katy600
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

It's always good to be back in Colette again. This restaurant is always good: very nice atmosphere, friendly people and good French bistro food. You can good here with friends, even with kids for a burger or for a romantic dinner. Just relax and enjoy the food.

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Thank RogierHeuvel
Barcelona, Spain
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Comfortable brasserie with open patio. Small plates and entrees. We had the cheese plate and some oysters. Enjoyed them.

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Thank RichJellybean
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This place is always reliable with good menu, tasty food, excellent service, knowledgeable staff, and great location. With its lovely, relaxing environment its a must when you visit beautiful Haarlem. Very good value for money too. Definitely going back!

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Thank J K
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Colette is one of my favorite restaurants in town. Excellent food and great staff!! Always very busy, yet staff never loses their cool and remains friendly and relaxed. Quality of food is excellent and very consistent, do try their famous Spring Chicken ("piepkuiken"). Highly recommended!

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Thank michielh
Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had dinner at Cafe Colette on a very warm evening so were lucky to find a place on the outside terrace that faces the Great Church St. Bavo. Good start to the meal with oysters for me, and rillettes du canard for my husband. Our mains of mussels, and melazane (aubergine bake) took a long time in coming, but... More 

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Thank katherine a
The Netherlands
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I've been meaning to eat at Café Colette for a long time. I've finally made it there and enjoyed everything except for my main course: "the confit de canard", for the duck was not really tasty, quite blend actually and also it was sitting on a tone of green vegetables: greens beans, mange-tout, a bit of asparagus etc. It was... More 

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Thank Agnès L
Boston, MA
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Was here for business and stopped at Cafe Colette for a glass of wine at the end of the day. Ordered a couple Bitterballen, Charcuterie (cheese and ham plate) and some european bread. It was enough for 5 of us to munch on. A quiet, relaxing, modern and elegant restaurant with clean lines, great lighting, lots of windows and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Oude Groenmarkt 22, 2011HL Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem
  • Phone Number: 235329357

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Description

french bistrot in Haarlem
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
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