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Le Cafe Serpente

French, Cafe, Bar
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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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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were given a good table outside as it was very hot. The food came quite quickly which was appreciated. We enjoyed our meal but the food served to the people on the next table looked very appetising too. We have been here a few times and it is always good.

Thank SWLondonRichardp
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch. Our waitress was happy to practice her English with us! We ordered a Croque Monsieur and a Croque Madam. Both were delicious. The white Bordeaux was perfectly chilled when delivered but warmed up quickly in the heat of the day. (Perhaps I should have drunk it faster?!) It's a delightful cafe that is larger... More 

Thank CSCgrad01
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the last night of our holidays we stayed in Chartres on our route back to Calais. We came across this restaurant by wandering around the city. It was a good find, as we enjoyed our meals. The waitress spoke some english and was very friendly, smiling often; looking as though she enjoyed what she did. The onion soup was... More 

Thank janLincolnshire
Lille, France
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just yards away from the Cathedral it is a perfect place for a meal. Food good and staff charming however.... I have never been charged 18€ for a 50cl pichet of house rosé ever before! When I queried the price I was told it was the normal price. It spoilt a nice evening.

Thank Onthemove59
York, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really good meal here, steak, scallops and a desert to share with a bottle of wine €55 The highlight is when the cathedral illuminations began in front of our eyes

Thank SophiHogg
Monterrey, Mexico
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262 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is bigger in the inside than it looks from the outside, since it has several rooms. We were lucky to find it open after 2:00pm, when most places in rural France close the kitchen. The restaurant is cozy, the waitress was very kind and the food was delicious. We had escargots, onion soup, salad, chicken and a Croque... More 

Thank RicherTrips
Empuriabrava, Spain
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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125 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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 July 22, 2016

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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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 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

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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
$17 - $34
French, Cafe, Bar
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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-Val de Loire  >  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?