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“NIce burger - good beer - nice vibe” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe 203

Cafe 203
9, rue du Garet, 69001 Lyon, France
+33 4 78 28 65 66
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Ranked #1,183 of 2,331 Restaurants in Lyon
Price range: $7 - $19
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Lyon, France
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“NIce burger - good beer - nice vibe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

The 203 café is maybe one of the best "pseudo alternative" places in Lyon, when it comes to beer and burgers. Located in Rue de L'arbre Sec, near Terreaux, the 203 offers a nice terrace and 3 rooms - 1 dedicated to the restaurant, 1 smoker (one of the only bar that still has a smoker area) and a regular one. The service is quite fast, and one can taste good local beer there (try the Bourganelle). In general, the crowd is quite young and alternative - don't go there alone. If you are not in the mood for alcohol, try their hot chocolate, made with real chocolate / milk - a grandma recipe.
When it comes to food, it is worth noting the 203 has not lots of veggie options - which may be a problem. Their burgers however quite expensive are yummy - just picture French cuisine in an American classic. Overall, for a 'Brasserie' type of food, the price is quite expensive (13€ in average) but it worths it.

Overall, the 203 is a nice place for lunch and / or to chill with some friends. Maybe one of the coolest bar just near the Opera.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

We had the plat du jour (haddock, veg & dauphinoise pots) and it was excellent - the food was hot (which is unusual for France), well priced at 9.40E and the sauce was to die for. We're only here for a couple of days and I think we'll be back tomorrow for more...

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Decent bar and good atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

Very popular bar on Rue Garet, a very busy area in Presqu'ile.
Serves fairly decent pub grub. A lot of outdoor seating on both sides of the road.

The bar has a bizarre shrine to smokers (see picture).

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Cigarette for ever...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2008

Cigarette for ever...

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“U can still smoking there!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2008

U can still smoking there!!!!

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