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Village Cafe Lafayette

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1 Degaulle Sq, Lafayette, LA 70508-6039 (Richland)
337-981-8085
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Cosmopolitan Experience

From the minute you walk in you feel like you are somewhere other than Lafayette, LA. The Village Cafe has professional staff and a very impressive, very lengthy wine list. The menu is limited, but each dish is well thought out and a culinary experience. Prestation is good. Atmosphere is like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
Ocean_Rover_Blue_Wat
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Lafayette, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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Lafayette, Louisiana
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

From the minute you walk in you feel like you are somewhere other than Lafayette, LA. The Village Cafe has professional staff and a very impressive, very lengthy wine list. The menu is limited, but each dish is well thought out and a culinary experience. Prestation is good. Atmosphere is like NYC which is good. The prices are a bit... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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97 reviews 97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The appetizers were great! I had the lunch special pork chop with mashed potatoes as well as a Cesar salad. Both were perfect! Loved the atmosphere as well. We have a reservation for Saturday night. We'll see what their dinner is like. The lunch is great!

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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261 reviews 261 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Had a company event here, and the menu was fabulous. The management, chefs, and staff was amazingly friendly, helpful and courteous. It's paired with the adjacent wine bar (Pour) and has a great selection of wines, scotch and whiskey. The fillet and quail were incredible. Great flavor, taste, and service.

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

To get to this restaurant is a feat unto itself and would have been better not to have found it. Ordered their steak tartare which looked rather dismal in presentation and taste. Next came a summer salad which I am not sure why it was named that as all that was in it was bacon and some corn removed from... More 

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Lafayette, LA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

They have the most amazing food. Lunch is pretty reasonable and they have daily specials. Night time the prices are high, but the food is so good and everything they serve is at the top in quality. They also do a brisk Sunday business. Check 'em out. Also in a very beautiful location and if the weather is right, you... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Found this place by accident . Worth the detour into Lafayette! We all had delicious sandwiches and amazing tomato basil soup and home-made chips and red pepper ketchup to die for. My kids have been begging to go back so we will stop there again on the way back.

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Crowley, Louisiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

You gotta know how to get there, to get there. Located in the River Ranch community in Lafayette, Louisiana, it's difficult to locate and not all that wonderful in appearance, once you arrive. First thing you notice as you enter the restaurant: The outside dining area seems more conducive to this wanna-be upscale eatery, than the actual inside. Poor lighting,... More 

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Louisiana
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Once upon a time this was our go to restaurant for special occasions. Could always count on great food! We had taken a hiatus after a so-so meal on our last visit, but recent trip was more disappointing. Didn't like my entree at all. Rice was tasteless. accompanying jam tasted awful. Makes you wonder if they taste any of their... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

We are locals and love dining at this place! Ben Leger is always spot on with his wine pairings and the chef amazes our palates all the time! BBQd shrimp is our staple appetizer, but this is a must for foodies!

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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

My wife and I went here for our 12th anniversary. The place is small but just about perfect. The food was excellent (the portions were a little small though), and the servers were almost too attentive. They were very helpful and answered any questions we had about the wine selections available.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Degaulle Sq, Lafayette, LA 70508-6039
    (Richland)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 337-981-8085

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am

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