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Cafe Colette

Oude Groenmarkt 22, Haarlem 2011HL, The Netherlands
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Ranked #24 of 176 restaurants in Haarlem
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Description: french bistrot in Haarlem
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: french bistrot in Haarlem
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The place to be if you ask the locals. Well since we are locals and didn't know it we gave it a try :-). Well it is true it is great food. Pricing is above average but worth it. It is not special decorated inside but just nice and feels welcome. The staff is friendly and is always available for... More

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Dormston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We wandered in to the centre of Haarlem on a Sunday night, wondering if we would find any life as the town seemed deserted. Fortunately we found the Cafe Collette which was full of life and people enjoying themselves. Just what we needed. We both had the Tournedos which was served with a basket of vegetables and looked lovely. I... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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152 reviews 152 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The mediaeval heart of Haarlem looks wonderful, but it is not exactly endowed with many fine restaurants. Fortunately, Cafe Colette is an exception in the positive sense of the word. The mackerel with pickled vegetables tasted quite good, followed by a more than pleasant chicken. The portions were not generous but acceptable, though I am a fairly moderate eater. The... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is more a brasserie than a restaurant, food was tasty, served with attention and a smile, no long waiting time between dishes. Better to make a reservation (place was full). Only downside was the noise. When booking, make sure to ask to be placed in the separate 'restaurant' room. I will be back.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

great ambience - great service - interesting menu with a wide variety of foods, while still keeping it quite simple. An easy choice..

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Nice atmosphere, the food was really tasteful. Not many choices but that is a pro for me. The starters and the chicken are highly recommendable.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We keep coming back to this 'international style bistro'. Confit, steak tartare, oysters to start with. Seabass, Petit Poussin, Tournedos Bearnaise as main course. All of good quality and reasonably priced. Service is relaxed, and well informed. Friendly priced wines (Meursault or Chassagne-Montrachet both €50), wide selection of open wines. Mixed crowd, vibrant atmosphere.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

After a round of golf on the Kennemer golf club friends invited us to have dinner by Cafe Colette in Haarlem. After a long search for parking space( a big problem in the centre of Haarlem) we arrived at the restaurant. The restaurant is a casual place with a young crowd. Here you eat not in a quiet ambiance but... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

We have eaten at Cafe Colette at least 8 times within in a year, so far never disappointed. Food is also good, it gets really busy Saturday night, so you need reservation. My partner's favorite is the raw steak tartar with raw egg, it's very delicious. Myself has food allergy, also no problem here.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We tried to eat at a place called brassserie, of all things, with 3 Ss. It is a michelin starred place. There were no openings and the maitre d' sent us to cafe colette as a consolation prize. It is where he eats so that tells you something. We were delighted and are going back on our last night! Not... More

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