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Extreme Cafe

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21 Place Balmat, 74400, Chamonix, France
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Very good value. Food is pretty straightforward and nothing fancy. However amazing views and great for people watching. Enjoy.

Thank justin s
Vevey, Switzerland
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2015

What a great discovery! The location is fantastic, right in the middle of it all. Amazing view of the Mont Blanc. The food is good & fresh with a very quick service. The coffee is probably one of the best I tasted in town. They even serve a small selection of French wines, great for apéros... Very good value and... More 

Thank snowboarder1234
Kelowna, Canada
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2014

This little "self serve" cafe, is situated very centrally, with amazing views of Mont-Blanc, and also the surrounding square. Its a great place to just sit and take in the sights while having a bite and a drink. They serve a decent selection of sandwiches, wraps, paninis, salads and snacks, with coffees, and drinks. The owners are friendly, and speak... More 

Thank mac_tina
Geneva, Switzerland
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had breakfast here several days on a row. They have good sandwiches and good coffee. Not much space indoors, so put on warm clothes if the weather is on the chilly side, which it was when we were there. Here you get a good breakfast for much less than in the hotel we stayed in. Typically 12 € for... More 

Thank Geir-Ole
Geneva, Switzerland
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233 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

For a sandwich shop I was pretty surprised of its lack of breakfast options at 10am but in any case it was sunny and the large terrace was pretty inviting. Below par ingredients deliver below par results, unfortunately that was the case. Terrible bread (which is unforgivable for france!) and average coffee. The excellent view stopped a review of 1... More 

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Chamonix, France
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2014

All I want to say is… that when you live in an extreme town, in an extreme valley, after an extreme day of sports, all you really want is an extreme cup of coffee or an extreme crepe in an extreme location. I love this place. But mainly because its EXTREME!!! It really is though!!! xxx

Thank KellyGriffiths
Belgrade, Serbia
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Excellent tea in center of chamonix,looking sunset over mont blanc.Also have sandwiches and caffes.If you are l9oking for relaxing after skiing come here,drink tea and enjoy

Thank mladja54
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2013

Freshly made sandwiches with great baguettes and bagels. We would return. Friendly staff and good value.

Thank Colin G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, French
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Place Balmat, 74400, Chamonix, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Chamonix

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