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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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Miami, Florida
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Cafe de France is not only a calm and lovely place it is a wonderful simple taste of France. The Pate is fresh and made right there by the owner. The food is not over done but just the right amount of flavor with the simple French bistro flare and freshness. The room has high ceilings and the atmosphere truly... More 

Thank Suzanne T
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Paris is our favorite city in the World ... And a little bit of that is in Winter Park... A simple very French cafe with French cooking and an outstanding menu. I strongly recommend this cafe with French music...pictures of French cafes...an outstanding date with my wife....

Thank RSpeerJr
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171 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

On Our first trip to Winter Park we were looking for a "unique" place for lunch and came across this restaurant. It looked cute & the menu was different than most other places in the area. We were seated promptly & placed our order. It seemed to take forever for the meal to come ( there were only 2 other... More 

1 Thank claimsgal
Winter Park, Florida
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

We have eaten at Cafe de France many times and have always been COMPLETELY satisfied with our meals and the atmosphere. The steak-tartar is the best my husband has ever had except, maybe, in New York City. The daily specials, including the pate, are always excellent as are the regular menu choices. The lamb is great and the scallops and... More 

Thank Debra W
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

The concierge at the Alfond Inn recommended this restaurant as the best French restaurant in town for our anniversary dinner, it probably is, in Winter Park. But nothing to write home about. Other reviews on Open Table and Yelp complaining about their lack of consistency In quality, especially the steak specials and not so classic French escargot seem to have... More 

Thank Wei0929
dgutierrez5, Owner at Cafe de France, responded to this review

We are very sorry that the meal was not up to your standards. We just wish you had let us know at the time, as we would have been more than happy to remedy to the issue. Rest assure that we will be more attentive to that specific cut of ribeye, and make sure that it has been trimmed properly... More 

Orlando, Florida
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

By far the best French restaurant in Winter Park, and by far much better than the much acclaimed Chez Vincent. And one of the best restaurants in the area. Great food and service. Very nice and cozy atmosphere in a quiet setting. Serviced and managed directly by the owner and his family, and done in a very professional manner. Menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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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