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Le Cafe Serpente

French, Cafe, Bar, Diner
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2 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000, Chartres, France
+33 2 37 21 68 81
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Empuriabrava, Spain
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chartres is regular stopover for us over many years on our frequentl travels, Le Sepernte has been a regular place for us to have a drink in its lovely location by the cathedral. This visit we decided stay for a meal and were not disappointed! Despite being always busy and very popular with tourists and locals alike which had put... More 

Thank tstracey
Chapel Hill, NC
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124 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband just had to have breakfast, an American style breakfast, so we ventured into this cafe. Coffee was excellent and his omelette was apparently perfect! It was a comfortable little cafe, had quite a few guests for a weekday morning, and the service was fine. Lunch menu looked good too. Would be a good stop for you.

Thank Maxine2012
Chester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We turned up to eat at 9 pm and outside was full so we went inside. The restaurant was very busy but the staff were brilliant and very helpful and attentive - especially the man in charge. Lovely food and a large menu.

Thank JaneL44
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Could have been 5 * however although the food and atmosphere were great there were not enough staff. The waiting Staff were run ragged and due to the time it took for our food to arrive I'd guess the kitchen staff were also. I'd go again and pick a quieter time...

Thank Greatwood1
Sandy, Utah
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348 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch in this restaurant which is right across the street from the cathedral in a nice shopping area. It is clean, and the service is attentive without being overbearing. The food was excellent. It is always crowded and we came back about an hour later and got a table. Interesting decor.

Thank Rick_Sue1969
Paris, France
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a pleasant lunch at this attractive restaurant at the side of the cathedral. Food is certainly not haute cuisine but it was well cooked, pleasantly served and adequate quantities. Prices are reasonably and, all up, a nice place for lunch on a visit to Chartres.

Thank Michael W
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a nice meal on the last night of our holiday. Seated but there were no menus available - eventually given one menu to look at. Chose French onion soup to start and then main courses. Ordered two beers - €7.50 each for a small beer! Waited for ages with no sign of food then eventually the waitress... More 

Thank AEC45
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always try to eat here on our journey down through France at the start of our holidays. The atmosphere is typically French and efficient but still remains friendly. We ate here in June on the first evening of our trip when we shared a delicious starter of herring salad with a lovely warm potato salad, this was followed by... More 

Thank francofox49
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wandered in here to grab a lunch while I read a book, for that, Le Cafe Serpente is perfect! It is directly beside the cathedral and is impossible to miss while wandering around Chartres. For this reason, the food is overpriced and underwhelming. They undoubtably take in tons of famished tourists. I expected this and chose to stick with... More 

Thank Layne W
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After touring the cathedral, we decided to stop for a quick cup of coffee. I was struck by the perfection of this experience. Incredible location, delicious coffee, friendly staff....not much more to say. So, if you are in Chartres, stop by here for a bite.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $33
French, Cafe, Bar, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000, Chartres, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Chartres
  • Phone Number: +33 2 37 21 68 81

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