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Cafe Chloe

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721 9th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6481
619-232-3242
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8:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 157
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Perfect French

Exactly what you would want in a French cafe. Cozy, clean and trendy. Server was knowledgeable and helpful to ensure the perfect meal and experience. Food was perfect and the wines were perfectly matched. Prices were reasonable and I wou say a bargain based on the quality Highly recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Mark M
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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261 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Exactly what you would want in a French cafe. Cozy, clean and trendy. Server was knowledgeable and helpful to ensure the perfect meal and experience. Food was perfect and the wines were perfectly matched. Prices were reasonable and I wou say a bargain based on the quality Highly recommended

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Worcester, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I happened upon this place by pure accident, and I'm so glad I did! This is a cute little cafe with the friendliest service I've ever encountered. Thanks to Nate and Paul's service, a quick stop for 1 drink turned into hours here, spending as much time socializing with my group, as with the waitstaff. I adored this place and... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We called for a reservation the same day for our party of 10. They were able to accommodate our request with an 8:30 seating. We ordered the tartar, fois gras, risotto, meats and cheeses, fish of the day, steak with fries, duck confit basically one of each item on the menu. The tartar was fantastic! The fois gras was prepared... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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307 reviews 307 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I was truly amazed at the mussels. Delicious broth perfectly cooked mussels ample generous serving. The bass were excellent as well. My only complaint was the excessive noise. I will go again for sure. Worthy of your visit.

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

What a great little bistro ! Alex even put French music when he saw us coming ! We went to Cafe Chloe 7 times during our 2 months stay in San Diego... and wish I could go now. They have the best steak frittes I have had, the desserts were all delicious... we tried them all... everything was .... merveilleux... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I like the two dog statues that bookend the entrance of this French-inspired cafe. The atmosphere is cozy and modern and the service is friendly. While an obvious hit with locals (Best of Awards) and I imagine tourists this wasn't a hot spot for us. There's nothing wrong with the place or the food...it's just not our preference. Too frou-frou... More 

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

French cuisine is my favorite. Read many great reviews of this place and decided to try it out. I must have order the wrong thing... Steak with frites. This dish was an oxymoron to all the other photos posted. It was a sliced steak on top of a full, I mean full plate of french fries. The steak was good,... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was my first time at the cafe. Imagine a quaint cafe in Paris. Picture perfect! The decor is amazing very vintage. I love the old deco art on the walls. Service was impeccable! Alex our server was so great. Not only is he great but he has the BEST stache in town. I am not usually a mimosa girl... More 

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Sedgwick, Maine
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This wonderful place was around the corner from where we were staying. We had a mid afternoon snack, dinner, and breakfast at Chez Chloe and each meal was well prepared. fresh, and delicious. the muscles are very good. I had an excellent slamon, and the frites with three dips make a delightful mid afternoon snack. the service is excellent. The... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect for Saturday afternoon lunch. The lavender lemonade is a must and so is the chocolate bread pudding. Next time I am in San Diego, I will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 721 9th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6481
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619-232-3242

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?