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Cafe Colette

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Oude Groenmarkt 22, 2011 HL Haarlem, The Netherlands
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Maroochydore, Australia
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190 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly good casual French bistro right in the middle of Haarlem. I'm so glad I followed our waiter's recommendation and ordered the BBQ Spring chicken -- beautifully tender with delicious sauce on a bed of root vegetables, and of course, a cone of crunchy French fries -- delicious!! Others in our group were equally pleased with their selections. This is... More 

Thank NYandAussie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

The chicken at Colette is great. Still have to try the other items on the menu. I'II sure do coz the atmosphere will also make me return to this place besides the chicken. Summer evening on their terras; try it!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

Nice restaurant, nice atmosphere. The mixed plateau of cut meat is nice but not very french with many nice Italian products. The rillettes de canard were great. Bouillabaisse: I am from Marseille so I get touchy when it comes to the usage of the word bouillabaisse. Let's just say we were served a very nice dish but that it was... More 

Thank Valentin D
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is how the best kind of restaurant should be. French style bistro atmosphere. French menu with all the best. Cooked with great perfection. Not like a Michelin star restaurant. This is better. They got all what you expect, and it tastes above that expectation. I live in Haarlem and go here many times with family, friends or buisiness... More 

Thank Pieter-Jan v
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

Had a lovely dinner here recently with friends. Food was good and the service was very friendly. Great location next to the cathedral too.

Thank AYL_xxx
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Nice place, french style. Good traditional dishes, steak tartare and melanzane. Boot were tasteful. Service is good, fast and polite. Busy, you should make a reservation.

Thank Lisa P
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

We have been going in this bistro for some years now. It has the best oysters in town and fantastic petit poussin. But what is most refreshing is the great staff, particularly Jaike and a blond guy who is like a manager. Knowledgeable, always keen to please, cheerful, quick. The atmosphere is also always great and lively. And let's not... More 

Thank J K
Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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181 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I had my first opportunity to try Cafe Colette this past week and I was very impressed. I loved the "bistro" or "cafe" atmosphere that made it very lively and fun with the open kitchen and mix of high and low table and chairs. I thought my starter was exceptional and the sea bass very good. For a quaint and... More 

Thank JTM125
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015

A local told us to go here so we did, but we were not that impressed with the food. The service at the bar was great, and the oysters were wonderful. The chicken was dry and not that special...a grocery store rotisserie chicken is better.. The Ravioli was pretty dull too... Pretty expensive by Haarlem standards and just not that... More 

Thank katy600
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2015

It's always good to be back in Colette again. This restaurant is always good: very nice atmosphere, friendly people and good French bistro food. You can good here with friends, even with kids for a burger or for a romantic dinner. Just relax and enjoy the food.

Thank RogierHeuvel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oude Groenmarkt 22, 2011 HL Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem
  • Phone Number: 235329357
french bistrot in Haarlem

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