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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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Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
French Cuisine at its best

This is a great French restaurant in the heart of Winter Park, Florida. The menu had great options with interesting Chef specials offered too. The service was on point!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
JSEIII
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great French restaurant in the heart of Winter Park, Florida. The menu had great options with interesting Chef specials offered too. The service was on point!

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Thank JSEIII
DeLand, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The portions were right on and priced correctly. The steak tartare was fine, although I prefer it deconstructed rather than premixed. The bone-in pork chop was cooked perfectly, very tender and juicy, but a little on the bland side. It paired well with the brussel sprouts. The chef or owner recommended a red wine for this dish and it was... More 

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Thank VernazzaITA
Atlanta, Georgia
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264 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I ate here for lunch on Halloween. it was nice to sit outside and watch the people walking by in their costumes. The food was simply amazing. I had a nice cocktail too. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank 1TrippyTraveler
Orlando, Florida
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

So, this is my second visit. The first one was 6 years ago and it did not leave a good impression. Several people have been commenting good things about it so I decided to try again. We sat outside because it was early and we did not like the atmosphere inside, since we were the first ones there. There's something... More 

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Thank Cris H
Lake Mary, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Although we go to Cafe de France each trip into town, it has been a while since we have posted a review. The last several trips have been solid. The menu evolves with the change in seasons and the wine list adjusts as well. We look forward to the winter adjustments. Wine lovers should consult with the owner on their... More 

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Thank Gregory M
england
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We had a very pleasant fixed price lunch here. Lovely spot in centre of town Food was good. portions quite mall but there were three courses Good drink selection Good service

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Thank holidaycarol
Maitland, Florida
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86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

For a special night out this is one of only a few restaurants I would recommend on Park Ave. or in Winter Park. It is pricey but worth it. Wonderful French sauces and presentations. Our last visit the service could not have been nicer or better.

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Thank Harry A
Charleston, SC
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Sat on sidewalk which was very pleasant. On waitress' recommendation, ordered a mixed greens, mushroom and apple salad. I was not impressed, and I could make a much better salad than that. Flavors didn't mingle well, not the freshest greens, and vinaigrette was slightly off. Pleasant ambience outside and good waitress.

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

Thank you very much for your input as we take every comment very seriously. If our wild mushroom and truffled vinegrette salad did not meet your expectation, we hope that you can join us again and try some other dishes on our menu. We would definitely want you to have a great experience next time. and please do not hesitate... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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156 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Even though the weather was hot, it is kept cool with ceiling fans that are hardly noticed. We sat outside, and the ambience is quite nice, with the people walking up and down Park Avenue. The servers are very polite and efficient. I had a light dinner, just a steak tartare, and a side salad... and it was delicious!

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Thank fcgg
Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

I've been to CDF twice now. The first time I had the filet, which was done perfectly with unique sides that complemented the main course. Great selection of wines. The second time I had the evening special - braised bison with mint risotto... Outstanding. I'm shocked that CDF is rated 27th of restaurants in Winter Park... I put it far... More 

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Thank Jeff F
dgutierrez5, Owner at Cafe de France, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind words. We really appreciate you sharing your opinion with everyone, as we would love to no longer be the "best kept secret" in town, especially after 30 years on the Avenue! Best wishes and we shall see you soon. More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?