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Caffe Rel

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459 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-2697
828-369-9446
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Easley, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I think that this place is fabulous and that is not a word I throw around! Superb food, great atmosphere and wonderful people.

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1 Thank Monta S
Highlands, North Carolina
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a great example of why my wife and I love to travel the back roads of our beautiful country. We had heard glimmers about this restaurant tucked away off Route 64 in Franklin, and so we set out this Friday afternoon to experience it. A good sign right away - we arrived at 2:45 for the all... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You would never know how nice the place is if you didn't go inside. It's attached to a gas station and they share the restrooms, which we clean and kept. Wait staff professional and dressed in black and white. Food and servoce was excellent.

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1 Thank mark j
Saint Cloud, Florida
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing Resturant and dinner was superb! For the past 4 years every time we Travel to this area of NC (usually twice a year( we make a point to have dinner at Cafe Rel. we are never disappointed! Always amazing food in the small French cafe tucked in the mountains! And the desserts... Oh my goodness they are... More 

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1 Thank Kathy B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Two locals recommended this place. They said the chef was amazing .... And the location quirky... Connected to a gas station. Checking into other reviews, we decided to give it a try. There was a wait ... Outside ... With a nice glass of Chardonnay. 😃 My husband had the park tenderloin special and I had the local trout. This... More 

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2 Thank Anita Z
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115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First let me admit I was not expecting much from a restaurant attached to a gas station. Boy did I eat my words...and a lot more! My husband I decided to try it on a Friday night. When we arrived it was crowded with many people waiting. Hostess was excellent and never committed to a wait time (genius) but immediately... More 

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2 Thank Pjvantravel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family gathered tonight at this hot spot while on a family reunion weekend. We were here a few years ago and had such a wonderful experience, we made a point to return. We were NOT disappointed! The food and the service were top-notch. Their attention to detail and the tastiest food in town assures that we will return. Thanks... More 

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1 Thank Celeste G
McCormick, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We followed the advise of other reviewers and stopped here for lunch on our way to Bryson City. We weren't disappointed. Luckily when we arrived around 1:30, we were seated immediately. It wasn't long before available tables filled up. The place was very eclectic and our waitress very welcoming. This experience was definitely worth the drive off the bypass. We... More 

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1 Thank Gerald M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful surprise, great service, great food with a French flavor. There are delicious desserts and a lot of to go service.

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1 Thank Bill H
Orlando, Florida
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place may be located in an odd location, but the food and atmosphere inside is divine. We usually go here for lunch as a treat and have sandwiches, but this was my first time to a dinner experience. Our meal tonight started with Rosemary infused Gruyere Mac n cheese (melt in your mouth good!) as an appetizer along with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, French, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 459 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-2697
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: 828-369-9446

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