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Ambiance Cafe

85 rue des Bains, 14510 Houlgate, France
+33 2 31 28 31 56
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
Jun 16, 2018
“Good food but bad day at office!”
Sep 21, 2017
“Great moules!”
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85 rue des Bains, 14510 Houlgate, France
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

I came here for Saturday lunch and sat outside. I was given a menu, made my selection and when the waiter finally came, was told that what I’d chosen (a salad) was not available. So I assumed all salads were off only to see others...More

Thank davesouthamptonqpr
Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this treasure during our exploration of beautiful Houlgate. Moules with Roquefort sauce were on the menu and they did not disappoint! I had the most amazing chicken burger which had the most amazing flavours and salads. Loved it ! Staff were more...More

Thank Judy N
Reviewed May 28, 2016

Friendly host who has some real beers including Delerium Tremens Red, lives up to its name as has real ambiance

Thank JRMaddog
Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

This place seemed to have a good variety on offer plus a good set lunch deal. You could sit inside or outside and service was quick and food was tasty and hot. Good beer menu if I was ever going back and stop off here...More

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We have been go here for many years. The owners have changed but still go there for the best burgers, food and best coffee. Great service, great people. We were there today and a couple of days ago. Going hopefully at weekend to sample their...More

1  Thank Gazzaharris45
Reviewed July 30, 2014

We ate here twice on our holiday. The service was great and the food lovely. The mussels were lovely, the "Normande"was my favourite. The kids burgers were home made and very good. Not expensive and definitely worth a visit.

Thank moo196793
Reviewed February 19, 2014

A very good lunch! My husband & I & our 2 dogs were very welcome. A very clean & welcoming cafe, with good service, which played 60's English music in the background! We enjoyed good service & food. We ate from the €15.90 which included...More

1  Thank TheTolputt4
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Just the place to order a coffee and sit out and observe the street life. Didn't eat here but looked OK if you just wanted a lighter meal or a snack rather than a long French lunch

Thank mediclondon
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kevin s
August 10, 2016|
Response from JRMaddog | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can't help you there,I really went for the beer (some very rare Delerium Tremens Pink Elephant). Generally the French are very food conscious and will try their best if you can explain your needs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $21
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 rue des Bains, 14510 Houlgate, France (Formerly Ambiance Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Houlgate
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 28 31 56
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