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Gaulart & Maliclet French Cafe

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98 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2201
+1 843-577-9797
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Falmouth, Maine, USA
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped for a quick lunch--crowded but a warm ambiance of folks enjoying some French fare. We sat at the counter and savored the specials of the day followed by an awesome chocolate mousse cake like the French do best and some coffee (French press). Highly recommend!!!

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Thank passport2europe
Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped in this restaurant after we participated in a 2 hour walking tour. The wait was about 30 minutes, but was worth the wait! It really did remind me of a french cafe in Paris. Simple but delicious food at a price that isn't ridiculous. Drink prices were very reasonable, especially if you purchase a bottle.

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Hope, New Jersey
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219 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small unprententious bustling café brimming with atmosphere, in contrast to the more formal resaurants of Charleston. We only had wine and a snack, but wished we had time to return. It's hard to believe that this cafe is ranked 90th in Tripadvisor given its unique place in the restaurant community.

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seems like everyone in Charleston calls this place Fast and French, and who are we to disagree. Stopped for our first breakfast in Charleston, and are glad we did. Coffee was french press, their special roast, which was a combination of a Central American and for some reason, Decaf Espresso. It was hot, strong and with endless refills, We had... More 

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Chelan
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291 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a cold and wintry Saturday' but for brunch we got right in. We tried the lunch special which was a chicken salad croissant for my wife and a chocolate croissant for me with French press coffee. All was excellent. Service was a little spotty with the staff chit-chatting together a bit too much instead of keeping track of... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hidden gem. A perfect place for a delicious lunch. We chose the lunch that came with a very nice glass of French wine. Eating at the communal table was fun and we met several lovely local people.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tiny eatery has been in Charleston forever and although --apparently still -- popular we had a very disappointing lunch during the year-end holidays. We waited for a counter space ( there are no tables) for 20 minutes, which is OK if the wait had been worth it. Once seated and given menus, we waited another 15 minutes before a... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cute little place was one of our best meals in Charleston. It's small and had a local feel to it even though I'm sure it was probably all tourists like us. We didn't try the daily lunch special but had various soups, sandwiches and salads, as well as wine. All were great and perfect size portions. My wife proclaimed... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a party of 6 we had a long cramped wait, but we all enjoyed our food very much and the prices were reasonable. The other family I was with was charged for an extra meal, but did not have time to go back and give the restaurant a chance to correct it. Your bill is brought and then you... More 

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Washington DC
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493 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in here for a late lunch after arriving to Charleston. It set a very high bar for the rest of our trip! All of our dishes were excellent (soup of the day, croque monsiuer, special of the day, and a meat/cheese tray) The wine special was a great deal and the red and whites were both way better... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12
Cuisine
French, Cafe, European, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2201
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-9797

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