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Gaulart & Maliclet French Cafe

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98 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-2201
(843) 577-9797
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Alexandria, Virginia
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160 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tiny place with seating at high counters, as at a bar. The servers have to squeeze through the narrow aisles, but they seemed quite agreeable and friendly. The A/C did not appear to be working during our lunch, so we stuck to gazpacho and cold drinks. We did order one Croque Monsieur, which was disappointing at best.... More 

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little spot we found on the internet. Have to be careful or you will walk right past it. However, once inside it was a nice place. Staff was very nice and accommodating. The people we sat with (larger tables...just sort of sit where you can fit) were all nice local couples. Tried a selection of 'different' foods and most... More 

Thank David J
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here at May 31st. It was easily the worst meal we had on our 2 1/2 week vacation. I don't understand the hype. We should have left when we were barely greeted and told to sit at the bar. I was with my 19 year old daughters and we had looked forward to the restaurant based on reviews.... More 

Thank momof420181414
East coast
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

French cafe tucked in on Broad Street, frequented by locals. Don't be intimidated by the counter seating- everyone is very friendly and accommodating. I adore the cold summer soup selections, delicious cold cucumber soup garnished with fresh dill and gazpacho. Delicious coffee, had mine iced on a hot summer day. I have celiac and enjoyed the cucumber soup and fruit... More 

Thank EastcoastGray
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little restaurant is very inexpensive and has great homemade soups and pastries. We've eaten both breakfast and lunch there. If you have a sweet tooth, try the chocolate croissant.

Thank rosmcbride
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very Small, this is a counter bar style café, with a cosy vibe. Nice French country cottage feel with friendly staff, we just came in for coffee but ended up staying for a European salad lunch as we saw people around us enjoying theirs. In effect the counter style eating encourages diners to engage in conversation & provides excelent close... More 

Thank Leshadanadventure
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cheese tray was pretty good- the goat cheese wasn't overly funky. The croq monsieur was was delicious, a definite must have.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Pine Lake, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of out favorite restaurants for breakfast (best coffee in the world) lunch and dinner. It's intimate dining and delicious. The soups are always interesting and fantastic.

Thank AliceTeeter
Madison, Georgia
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charming, small French-bistro-style place with a fun and quirky menu. Lots of traditional bistro fare: pate and cheeses, escargot, soups, etc., mixed in with some more "experimental" dishes. Free glass of wine with the specials. My wife and I started with some escargot and tapenade crostini. Then, some gazpacho which was remarkable. For mains, my wife got the roasted chicken... More 

Thank Saye506
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We happened on the little cafe, looking for something French & different. We sat at one of the "community tables" and had a nice conversation with a couple of people. We wanted something light & settled on the gazpacho & shrimp toast which was quite good and reasonably priced. It was a very enjoyable experience and we would head back... More 

Thank Frank S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
French, Cafe, European, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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: (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?