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Cafe des Federations

8 rue Major Martin, 69001, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 28 26 00
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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8 rue Major Martin, 69001, Lyon, France
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

If you want to enjoy food from a unique menu of old fashioned French cooking in a Lyonnais "bouchon" (pub/tavern), this is the best place to go. Constructed over 100 years ago with a stone underground tasting room that was originally used to age wine...More

1  Thank Andy R
Reviewed 24 February 2017

When visiting Lyon I like to explore the different bouchons at at least try one new place. I had eaten at the bouchon across the narrow street previously and this trip A visit to the Cafe des Federations was on the agenda. The menu was...More

Thank ZanderAustralia
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I am glad we reserved our table in advance as the restaurant was completely packed when we walked in for lunch. We asked for one of the menu combinations put together by restaurant and were very pleasantly surprised by the quality. of all the food....More

Thank gih0
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Tourist trap? There were no other English-speakers in the entire restaurant. This is the most authentic, most traditional, the best tasting lunch we had in Lyon or believe it or not, elsewhere in France. The waitress sat with us and went over the menu (her...More

Thank mdwpdx
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Traditional restaurant, with very nice atmosphere. Food is great and traditional from Lyon. Staff is amazing (some staff can speak English => Amelie) and very welcoming. Let them guide you and enjoy your dinner!

Thank Gajjju
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Seldom do I take to negative reviews. I let poor experiences slide since all restaurants make mistakes or have off nights. But I must alert my fellow travelers to this cafe. While bouchons are an esteemed Lyonnaise tradition this cafe crosses the line into perdition...More

Thank st3f4ng
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I'm in Lyon several times each year for work and I always try to have at least one meal here. It's very cozy and the waiters are friendly. It's very different from most lyonnaise restaurants in that you feel relaxed. Don't get me wrong, everyone...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Fun touristy restaurant with friendly service. Food was disappointing for the hype. Desserts were good.

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We traveled from Stuttgart to Lyon, France drove for 6 hours and came to this wonderful gem . Café des Federations exceeded our expectations. Food was amazing ambiance decor and location, but what really made the difference and impacted our visit and experience was the...More

Thank Tito M
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Our tour group dinned here. Without this being organised for us I don't think I would have know about it. We arrived and the restaurant is full with smokers spilling out into the street. All the starters come together, there is no chose here; quite...More

Thank AliciaABF
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:45 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:45 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:45 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:45 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:45 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 rue Major Martin, 69001, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Terreaux - Bat D'argent
  • Neighbourhood: Terreaux - Bat D'argent
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 28 26 00
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