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Cafe Gondree

12 avenue du Commandant Kieffer, 14970 Benouville, France
+33 2 31 44 62 25
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good20%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible23%
Travellers talk about
“baguette” (11 reviews)
“soup” (8 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Cafe, European
$$ - $$$
12 avenue du Commandant Kieffer, 14970 Benouville, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited for breakfast on a Sunday morning - Madam Gondree was absolutely charming, her English is impeccable and she is an absolute gem. We awaited the bakery delivery and were not disappointed, freshly baked croissant and French bread, served with large pots of tea,...More

Thank Jillih3003
Reviewed 4 days ago

This building was, apparently, the first liberated on June 6, 1944, by British Paratroops, in advance of the Normandy landings. Have a look inside.

Thank Daleb0422
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a piece of history and the opportunist Gondrée family have made a good living from it. It's small and a bit of a crush when a coach pulls in which is all the time. Great postcards, but a frosty welcome. I deploree the "no...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this quirky little place and the history behind it is very interesting. Good place to buy a postcard and stamp and even post it in a GB postbox in the cafe. Good hot chocolate and the staff speak great English. You can’t take...More

Thank Nathan P
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Regarding the reviews of madame being rude we did not experience this. We had 2 ladies serve us. The older lady was very polite and welcoming and the younger lady (owner?)was charming, asking about our holidays and the children. Fantastic memorabilia to look at and...More

Thank Kay R
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Location fascinating, history important. If this was any other café then you probably wouldn't visit, but because it was the first house to be liberated then you feel you must. Certainly not good value, but then most of us would push up the prices under...More

1  Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Sitting here beside the bridge over the Caen Canal was the perfect ending to an anticipated, enjoyable and informative visit to a remarkable historic site. I felt I was part of history as I sipped my wine - served by the daughter of the woman...More

1  Thank Amelia M
Reviewed 6 October 2017

If visiting Pegasus Bridge and the museum then pop in here for a coffee. So historic and to be served by the owner, who was only 4 at the time the Allies liberated the building, was special......as was the group of veterans who were visiting...More

2  Thank Graham M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We popped into this historic building, which is interesting for being the first house to be liberated, to have a coffee during a bike ride. The exterior and the interior are quirky and full of interest but when I took a photo inside I was...More

2  Thank geriatrips
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We had a lovely coffee and croissant here one morning before we went to the museum. We sat outside and watched pegasus bridge raise to allow boats through. The cafe has pictures and flags everywhere and is very nice stop for a little visit.

Thank Lulu026
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24 June 2017|
Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
f they don't have them its 5 minutes walk to the actual museum and you can visit the gift shop without entering the rest
Danny F
28 January 2016|
Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
The cafe website does not give an email address - but only postal or phone details: - Postal: 12 av. du Commandant Kieffer 14970 Bénouville Tél. : 02 31 44 62 25 Hope these help? Regards Ian W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 avenue du Commandant Kieffer, 14970 Benouville, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Benouville
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 44 62 25
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