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Cafe de France

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526 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-4322
+1 407-647-1869
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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The Villages, Florida
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129 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two couples had reservations for Mother's Day. The cafe was about half full. Waitstaff did an excellent job making us feel welcome and special. Personal service plus a table visit by the owner. We enjoyed talking with her and learning about this family business. Scallops were perfectly prepared and the risotto was cooked to perfection. Other meals also perfect. In... More 

Cent FL
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125 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2017

I've known of Cafe de France for years, but the 90-minute drive has always deterred me from making it there. Recently my wife and I decided to make an evening out of walking around the Winter Park area, and topped our romantic day off at Cafe de France. Upon entering we were politely greeted and shown a lovely table right... More 

1 Thank dbfoodie
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375 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Escargot was good and pate was tasty. Elk rib chop was cooked rare (asked for med rare) and too rare to eat; disappointing. Beef bourgonoun was over cooked but sauce was very tasty. Apple tarte was delish, perfiterolles were ok. Wife thought bourgonoun was the best meal of the trip.

Thank SymnCwl
Cumming, Georgia
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4 reviews
Reviewed March 25, 2017

Took our family of 5 out to celebrate our mother's 92nd birthday. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is beautiful and closed off from the busy Friday night crowds on Park Ave. We all ordered a different dish and everything was perfect. Between the Lamb, the Duck, the Steak, the Scallops and the Beef Bourguignon, everyone's meal was amazing.The staff... More 

Thank DollFan1
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Lovely lunch, food was excellent, nice wine to accompany it, service was impeccable, and prices reasonable. I'd return without hesitation.

Thank Rita M
Chicago, Illinois
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151 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner before attending a concert at Rollins College. Dominique welcomed us. The bread is wonderful and the wine selection very good. Our server was very attentive and took care of us nicely. I had Dominique's terrine of the day which was excellent as was the mushroom soup that my husband had. For entrees we took the... More 

Thank Beverly T
Miami, Florida
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Cafe de France was highly recommended to us yesterday and I know why. First of all it's charming, just the type of small mom chain restaurant that I love. My dad said the French onion soup was the best he'd ever eaten in his life and he's 82! We went back for it today it was that good. While the... More 

Thank Jody J
dgutierrez5, Owner at Cafe de France, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are very happy that you and your father enjoyed your experience in our humble establishment. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

We had taken a two year break from Cafe de France after a bad Steak Tartar, but decided to give it another chance this evening. It was bittersweet....food was great but the service and ambiance were lacking. We started with the mussels and each had the Coq au Vin....wonderful preparations that we'd recommend. The server, however, was clearly not engaged... More 

Thank susan s
dgutierrez5, Owner at Cafe de France, responded to this review

Greetings Susan S. We are very sorry that you had a bad experience with our staff! Indeed we are going through the usual "before the Holidays" new hiring, and it takes a while to do proper training. We try our best to teach our young recruits what is proper etiquette and what is not! It is not easy, but no... More 

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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

My mom told me this would be full of old people and too quiet. We thoroughly enjoyed our food, drinks, and service. Good bang for the buck.

1 Thank Rachel T
Lake Mary, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 23, 2016

We took friends from Heathrow to dinner as they were a little intimidated by French food. They loved it. Service was spot on and the new chef is tearing it up. Most of us had the elk. Perfectly cooked and tender. My friends ride the train to Winter Park often for dinner. This was our first. We will be doing... More 

Thank Gregory M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 526 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-4322
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Winter Park
  • Phone Number: +1 407-647-1869
Cafe de France opened its doors to Park Avenue in July 1982. Since then it has always been owned and operated by French natives, following the pattern of many little restaurants in Europe. Cafe de France takes pride in serving the freshest ingredients brought in daily. All dishes are freshly prepared on premises. Our specials change everyday, according to market availability. Full bar and wine cuvinet We hope you'll enjoy your dining experience in our quaint restaurant, and we look forward to your future visit. OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER, TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY! Open for lunch. Bon appetit!

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