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Le Cafe des Arts

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4 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 93 09 84
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great for people watching, and the food is above average for the 'place'. Wish they would fix the fountain though!! Huge interior, so excellent all year round.

Thank Margaret F
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We loved their burgers and I loved the coffee. The French don't seem to understand bacon so,I suggest you ask them to leave it in the kitchen. The burger is perfectly fine without it. The frites were good as well.

Thank Chowyunfood
Crawley, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Having arrived in Chinon we were strolling just looking for somewhere to eat. Saw Cafe des Arts just by the square and took a fancy to the French atmosphere. We were greeted and asked to sit in the main restaurant which was empty. No problem! We were seated by the window and had an excellent steak with sweets to follow.... More 

Thank PAH1953
Warwick, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 789 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Hello Folks, Dined here on the Evening of Sat 3rd Sept, 16. I tried to show the young man wanted I wanted form the menu, as my French is very poor. He SNATCHED the menu out of my arms, as though to say he wasn`t stupid and could understand my order in English. I was only trying to be helpful... More 

3 Thank Ruddstar
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The town square in Chinon has a classic French feel and several restaurants to choice from - unfortunately our choice was bad. Food here was very poor - French Fries were uncooked on all our meals we asked for replacements but they never came. After challenging the bill we were verbally abused by the owner/manager . Please AVOID at all... More 

1 Thank paulbayliss11
Surrey, UK
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This has a lovely spot in the main square in Chinon. We found something on the menu to suit everyone. The service is prompt and friendly, and for a mid range budget this was excellent. We came back into Chinon planning to have a second meal here this holiday because we all enjoyed it, and were disappointed it wasn't open... More 

Thank The_Dunelmian
Santiago, Chile
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick lunch but found the experience quite daunting . After having to ask to order and constant reminders for water and the cheque we left more than 2 hours later. Staff seemed to be more concerned about wiping tables than serving customers

Thank Greg B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This cafe is situated in a little square and is great for people watching :) The drinks are reasonably priced, however in the evening the terrace has a bit too much light. Perhaps a bit touristy, but we were here during high season.

Thank Daan_Charlotte
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Good service - enjoyed a glass of wine to salvage our evening after a disaster at a local restaurant. Good atmosphere on a summer evening.

Thank SarahD2020
Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for an early dinner after walking around the downtown area of Chinon finding a place to eat. We were not disappointed. The tartare was the best we had ever had. You can taste the freshness in the meat. While we were having dinner a band dressed in costumes stopped and played their instruments. It made it for... More 

Thank Gabi S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 93 09 84

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?