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“Good food but you have to order it yourself” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Facile

Cafe Facile
Luntmakargatan 99, Stockholm 113 51, Sweden
+(46)8 32 61 03
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Ranked #99 of 2,128 Restaurants in Stockholm
Cuisines: French, Swedish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Geneva, Switzerland
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“Good food but you have to order it yourself”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went here for a family anniversary dinner. The food itself is very nice, I had the tuna and it was cooked just right and a good spiciness to the accompanying salad. The menu is naturally very french cuisine inspired but I do hope they change it from time to time so classics such as steak tartar and creme brûlée appear at some point.
However what kind of killed the experience and the reason for my lowish rating was the fact that you have to get up yourself and order at the till / bar. The food is thankfully served once ready but the bottle of wine is given to you over the counter. I don´t see this working out to well for larger groups and / or or the elder generation and I would definitely not recommend this idea for a tete dinner. Luckily they do put it on a tab so you least don´t have to settle the bill at each trip. There are also no menus and you have to read what´s on the blackboards on the wall. A reason the place, which is not very big to begin with, looks rather filled with people randomly standing at any given point.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Stockholm, Sweden
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“Good food, good wines. Casual and friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Cafe Facileis not very big, and if you are unlucky and didn't make a reservation, this might be a disappointment.
However, if you do get a table you will discover that Cafe Facile has several quirks that add to it's charm. 1. You order at the cashiers counter, which saves you waiting for a menu. 2. The menus also hang on the wall so that save chasing one.
Once accustomed to this, the selection is good and does vary according to the season, so what be on the menu one week may not be there the next time. But Steak Minute (typically French, what else in French Bistro!) is always reliable. But what we discovered was that the wines (French of course) offered were very good value for a very reasonable price.
Cafe Facile is casual place. No need to dress up. It is also a bit short on space so be prepared to become acquainted with other guests, as you will be rubbing shoulders with them.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Nice, cosy and not expensive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A nice bistro with a few places inside and some outside. The kitchen is a mix between swedish and french, very tasty and you get value for money, a steak frites for example 150SEK. Be sure to make a reservation because it's often very crowdy.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Your perfect neighbourhood Brasserie”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Fabulous experience with great food at modest price in a 70´s settting. The setup resembles a lunch diner but after the visit to order your food at the cashier that resemblance is gone and you are left with fantastic food and nice service all evening.

Visited May 2014
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“A place you easily like”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Small, cosy place with a great ambience. Simplified service in that menus are written on the walls and you have to order by queuing at the bar. The food is however served at the table. We had steak frites and for 150 sek this is a great value. The meat is tender and delicious and frites homemade.
Limited choice of wines and mostly French but we had a nice crozes hermitages.
In a group of 4 we had one bottle of red with the main course but when we later paid the bill split in two equal parts they charged us for two bottles. We thought it was expensive but could not see why. Only when we got home we saw the mistake. The day after we got back and although they did not argue with us and paid us the money back for the second bottle, they did not compensate us for having to come back for it and did not even apologize for having made the mistake. Gave us a bad aftertaste.

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