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“Enjoyable Stopover” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Le cafe Noir

Le cafe Noir
55, Avenue Janvier, 35000 Rennes, France (Saint Hélier)
0299305440
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Ranked #296 of 597 Restaurants in Rennes
Cuisines: Brasserie
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Saint Hélier
Kent, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Stopover”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Arriving mid morning into Rennes Gare from St. Malo and with 2 hours to wait until our next train connection my wife and myself decided on a late breakfast/brunch.

Opting not to remain in the station itself we found ourselves stopping at the nearby Le Cafe Noir. Although not serving food for another half hour we were welcomed and shown to a table of our choice, whereupon we were handed menus to peruse and our orders for drinks promptly served.

A simple meal of omelettes filled with ham, mushrooms and cheese accompanied by frites and bread completed the order. We both particularly enjoy omelettes and these were arguably some of the best that we have tasted and the frites were also delicious. For drinks we ordered two Perrier waters and a tea and the bill amounted to 32.00 euros including service.

Good food, well cooked and served in a friendly and unhurried atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Helston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

service was great and food excellent
had the 29euro menu plus upgraded to a veal chop
good value for money
would return

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Great lunch and close to train station”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

turned in rent car at rail station and needed lunch. It is down on of the main streets a short distance. Nice setting, stored our luggage. Waiter was very helpful. we both selected 3 course set menu. Lots of choices and reasonable. Food was delicious. Wife had a grilled fish fillet. Her dessert was one of the best of our trip. Great way to end it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Liverpool
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207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
“Tasty food, great value for money in good setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Our hotel, the Ibis Styles, recommended this restaurant as we arrived late and only went out to dinner at 10pm. There was a warm welcoming buzz to the restaurant, even when we were leaving the place was still busy. Staff were helpful, professional and relaxed (except at the end when we did not appreciate being told by the waiter "good service means good tips").

Our food was great, we really enjoyed Oysters, Carpaccio, excellent fresh Tuna with rice & veg and a good pasta with Chicken we shared a very rich chocolate fondant which was fine but was not made to order.

Our bill overall was €55 including 4 small glasses of wine (the 4 different wines we tried were nothing special) and overall it was good in terms of price to quality.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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France
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Service excellent, very friendly and helpful, food delicious and prices perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

As soon as you walk in, there is a very warm welcome. The decor is lovely, discreet, smart, very clean. The food is delicious, we shared a pizza, but had a starter each and liquer coffees. Lots of choice on the menu, several "formules"...it is less than 100m from the train station and about 20 minutes leisurely walk from the centre of Rennes. Would definitely return.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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