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“Vibrant cafe in lovely village square”
Review of Cafe du Centre

Cafe du Centre
Ranked #3 of 3 Restaurants in Villedieu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

We were staying nearby, so visited the square on a number of occasions. This café has a good feel to it, and is popular among locals and visitors. We tended to call in for a drink at the end of a bike ride, but also a couple of evenings with the rest of the family to eat. The staff were always helpful and made every effort to accommodate us, as there are no reservations. The menu is reasonable, and food was good - lots of tapas dishes, as well as larger meals. It is a great spot for getting a feel for French village life - we even saw a wedding party there.

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Thank Julie N
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

There is no doubt that Villedieu is a lovely village and that Cafe du Centre is a good, traditional French bar and cafe.

NB however that although this cafe is included in the Saint Didier restaurant section of TA, and the map and references to "restaurants nearby" would have you believe that it is in nearby Venasque - it is not.

Villedieu is situated to the north of Vaison la Romaine is about an hour's drive from St Didier and/or Venasque.

Thank johnhouston2
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Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Men standing at the bar, having an espresso or their first drink of the day. They normally only stay for 5 or 10 minutes and then move on. Lottery tickets and scratch cards are sold almost non-stop. Smokers come in to buy their fix. In addition to all this, one coffee after another is made for those who sit opposite the bar.
They don't have time for a chat here so don't expect them to pay too much attention to you. But that might well be the reason why you like it here. You almost feel anonymous, away from everything. Don't get the wrong impression ..... they're very friendly here. We like being here and have almost become regulars.

Thank ClogsinFrance
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Reviewed July 28, 2016

Very nice place with a few tables inside and a bunch of tables in the square under the plane trees just outside. A varied menu of well-prepared dishes and drinks. (If you like belgium beers, try their La Chouffe, en presse. If you aren't a big fan of belgium beers, La Chouffe may change your mind. Go ahead, it's about 2 euros for 33 cl.) No reservations. Much better and cheaper than La Maison Bleue, a highly over-rated pizza place also on the square. Rick Steves has made a rare stumble recommending La Maison Bleue. French pizza, ugh, Mon Dieu!

Thank William C
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Reviewed May 19, 2016

We have visited this cafe several times over the past 7 years and not a lot has changed.
Situated in the heart of a rual community, this cafe offers a typical French ambiance with lots of colourful characters and local lingo.
A decnt Tapas style menu which is ok - the Cafe Du Centre Salad is delicious as are the chips.
The centre piece of the square is the water fountain where the staff will full up and serve to your table.
Always busy with lots of locals and cyclists. Decent wines very cheap.
Toilets are not in the bar, but round the corner.
Over all not to be missed.

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