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“A wonderful experience.”
Review of Cafe De La Gare

Cafe De La Gare
Ranked #13 of 25 Restaurants in Bonnieux
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed February 26, 2013

My wife and I first visited this establishment in 1997, having read Peter Mayle's ' A Year in Provence' and I would say that it is even better than he described. We have been there for lunch 7 times in July or August and it is always a 'must do' when we are in the region. We do not book, but in order to get a seat 'sur la terrasse' we are always knocking on the door at noon.

For anybody who has not been before it can be difficult to find, but when travelling on the main Apt-Avignon road do not take the first road that is signed left to Bonnieux, but travel about 2 kms further on and exit at the large roundabout, and this establishment is about 1 km further on by the sign 'Gare de Bonnieux.'

What can I say that hasn't already been said - it is unpretentious, but typically French and would be impossible to replicate in the UK. The salad buffet is wonderful, but the main course is always 'le plat du jour', but who cares, I'd pay double just for the wonderful ambience.

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5  Thank mick809
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

We first tried on recommendation from local ex pat on 22nd October & returned happily on 21st Nov. Both times we found a busy, happy & efficient staff with great relaxed warm atmosphere + roaring log fire. The interior appears unchanged from the 1920's /30s which adds to the ambiance, being enjoyed by local residents French; & otherwise. Yes the food is simple but fresh & ample. The house pitchers whether red, rose or white are distinctive and enjoyable. Looking forward to the summer when we can enjoy the Terrace & again fantastic Luberon views.

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Thank gerry239
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Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Cheap price for cheap food and cheap service if this is what you are looking for... give it a try otherwise stay away from it!

Very unfriendly service and less than basic food.


Too bad the place description and reviews were promising...

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3  Thank Virspec
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

We went to this place today for lunch and had a lovely time. As people say, it's simple food, made fresh. The plate of the day today was roast pork and potatoes dauphinoise. Choice of white, rose or red wine included in the price. The white and rose are from the local cooperative. Our three year old happily wandered around in the grass while we ate on the terrace. It's so refreshing to go somewhere in the area that's good value, good food and not a tourist trap. Hard to find though - if you're heading out of Bonnieux on the route de Bonnieux direction Goult, take the road on the left just after the wine cooperative.

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Thank Tatillon
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

This is eating local style (not fancy food). For 15 Euros you can pile up your starter at the buffet followed by a main course and pudding with 1/4 L of wine thrown in for free.

Its a bit out of town and not the easiest place to find so make sure you have directions.

1  Thank OldP
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