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“Good food, terrible service.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Bagatelle - Calle 94

La Bagatelle - Calle 94
Ranked #365 of 2,252 Restaurants in Bogota
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good food, terrible service.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

After living in Colombia for 1 year and a half, Bagatelle has become somewhat of a staple breakfast spot for my Saturdays. A quaint French-inspired bistro offers many delectible delights with French-Colombian names. Most dishes are Colombian in nature with a French spin. Nonetheless, the amount of dishes the restaurant puts out is pretty incredible, considering that they all are very well presented and do not vary in presentation.

With all of that being said, the service is absolutely terrible. The management couldn't care less about you as a customer. They know they have good food and the Colombian high society loves being seen here. While I didn't recognize any of them, my wife quickly points out some of the actors and news reporters that make this Saturday/Sunday spot their stomping ground.

So, in summary, the prices are so-so (basket of assorted bread, two bagels with egg and holandaise sauce, two juices, and two coffees will set you back about US$50), the service (like in 85% of restaurants in Bogota) is terrible, and they couldn't care less if you actually return. Nonetheless, I still am here a couple of times a month because when it comes to similar options, well, you are basically stuck.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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oxford
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76 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Expensive and average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

This is my second visit to Bagatelle but my first at this restaurant on Calle 94. I ordered a club sándwich which without question the smallest I have ever eaten and by far the most expensive at $13. The accompanying coffee the most insipid I have tried for a long time, how difficult is it to make a good coffee in Colombia? I don't quite get this restaurant but judging by the clientele they are far too busy checking their social status on their i Phones to notice the food or the high prices.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Brunch, a must while in Bogotá”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Delicious calentado, eggs whichever way you like them, HUGE portions and the best bakery you can find anywhere near, french: croissants, loaves, baguettes, name it! The macarrons are to die for and the tiny meringues with chocolate - they make little polar bears with chocolate with them...oh, decadent!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MarenCali_Colombia
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London, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Chocolate bread is awesome”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

La Bagatelle is a few blocks from my friends home in Bogota and they took us for breakfast one morning. It's a great place for a leisurely breakfast when it's sunny out, as about 80% of the seating outside. We mostly ordered egg dishes, and the best included tomato and mozzarella. A few of us had granola, which I'm told was excellent. What stole the show was the chocolate bread, which was amazing - we surely went through a few loafs.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank atshannon1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“good bread!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

They have different kinds of breads and desserts but bit pricey. Service is ok. Nice and quite atmosphere for a good breakfast. I Recommend the butter croissants and chocolate bread.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MrsLikeke
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