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Cafe de France

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526 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-4322
+1 407-647-1869
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Cafe de France opened its doors to Park Avenue in July 1982. Since then...
Cafe de France opened its doors to Park Avenue in July 1982. Since then it has always been owned and operated by French natives, following the pattern of many little restaurants in Europe. Cafe de France takes pride in serving the freshest ingredients brought in daily. All dishes are freshly prepared on premises. Our specials change everyday, according to market availability. Full bar and wine cuvinet We hope you'll enjoy your dining experience in our quaint restaurant, and we look forward to your future visit. OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER, TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY! Open for lunch. Bon appetit!
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    Very good
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Winter Park Gem

Cafe de France is an inviting cafe on Park Ave which is one of Winter Park's best restaurants. We had the pear salad and scallop entree which were both delicious and the profiteroles were a perfect ending to a relaxing late lunch. The service and the atmosphere lends itself for a great meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
j0ebike
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Cafe de France is an inviting cafe on Park Ave which is one of Winter Park's best restaurants. We had the pear salad and scallop entree which were both delicious and the profiteroles were a perfect ending to a relaxing late lunch. The service and the atmosphere lends itself for a great meal.

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Baltimore
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The night we were at the Cafe de France, it was freezing cold in Winter Park and there were only two other couples seated. We thought the decor was evocative of France, and our waiter was charming and knowledgeable. We had the escargots and the foie gras (yummy!) and then the scallops and osso bucco, both very good. The bread... More 

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Madtown
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Simple clean build out with authentic French cuisine, reminded us of a small locally owned northern French restaurant. The lunch special crepe with pork belly and a reduction sauce was more than a crepe, it was a meal. I could tell because my dear wife is not usually that generous in sharing. My spinach egg crepe was very good. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I work in a fine dining restaurant in orlando, so it is safe to say i had high expectations especially for a valentines dinner for two. We had a reservation and when we walked in, were not greeted for about five minutes. When we were seated, we waited 20 minutes with no greeting, or water while other tables who were... More 

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dgutierrez5, Owner at Cafe de France, responded to this review

We are sincerely sorry for what happened! It was a very busy night, and obviously there was a lack of coordination among the staff! After 30 years, you would think that we would have it down perfect, but it is obvious that there are still issues that arise and need to be dealt with on a regular basis! We are... More 

Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I wandered into this little gem in Winter Park because it looked so cozy. Service was outstanding. The menu was full of very special sounding dishes but I was drawn to the French onion soup. Outstanding! So good I drove back from Orlando the next night to have it again. The atmosphere is wonderful, dim and candle-lit, French music, just... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We finally tried this restaraunt and were so pleased. The atmosphere, especially outside, is perfect - outside or within reminds you of a Parisian cafe. Service was excellent and the menu good. My wife had a grilled cheese sandwich - perfectly prepared and very interesting. I had Coq Au Vin (chicken with vegitables) - excellent. The bread was fresh and... More 

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dgutierrez5, Owner at Cafe de France, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words sir! We hope to see you again soon, and best wishes to you and your loved ones for 2015 The owners More 

Orlando, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We came back for the duck confit and were not disappointed. We were greeted by Mat who lived up to his reputation as "Server Extraordinaire" by making sure everything was perfect. We started with a bottle of Merlot from Bordeaux which was good for the price. We followed it with bowls of rich and heavily cheesed onion soup. One of... More 

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Boca Raton
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108 reviews 108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

For a good meal in a nice casual environment, "Café de France" fit the bill. Food was great and service plus overall environment were acceptable.

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Orlando, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We love sitting outside and drinking in Winter Park's lovely atmosphere with a nice glass of wine. Try the crepes, you won't be disappointed. Service lacks somewhat, but if you're sitting outside, that is somewhat expected, especially if your server has to take care of tables inside the restaurant as well.

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I wouldn't say this is my favorite restaurant by any means. It was good, the service was good...nothing necessarily extraordinary to mention, but also nothing bad. I enjoyed the french decor, and it's right next to the macaroon shop, which is fun! Try it out!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 526 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-4322
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Winter Park
  • Phone Number: +1 407-647-1869

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 35
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Cafe de France opened its doors to Park Avenue in July 1982. Since then it has always been owned and operated by French natives, following the pattern of many little restaurants in Europe. Cafe de France takes pride in serving the freshest ingredients brought in daily. All dishes are freshly prepared on premises. Our specials change everyday, according to market availability. Full bar and wine cuvinet We hope you'll enjoy your dining experience in our quaint restaurant, and we look forward to your future visit. OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER, TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY! Open for lunch. Bon appetit!
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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