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Cafe Lafayette

151 S E St, Exeter, CA 93221-1757
+1 559-592-9463
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
“burger” (3 reviews)
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French, American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
151 S E St, Exeter, CA 93221-1757
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely day! There were five us for lunch and we were seated in the courtyard. It was a warm day but they have umbrellas for shade and we were all comfortable. Our orders were placed and then our server brought out our drinks...More

Thank kona921
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived here after a long day of driving in through Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. I was so surprised when I walked into the beautiful courtyard that had live music. This was so unexpected as this is a small farming community. The food...More

Thank Canadafun
Reviewed 21 August 2017

OMG. BEST MEAL EVER. We were staying in nearby Lemon Cove for a night after a trip to Sequoia National Park and our innkeeper recommended Lafayette. After a week of eating high-sat, high-fat American food, having dinner here was an absolute godsend. My partner has...More

1  Thank moisturize
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Ate there for lunch with a group of colleagues while in town on business. Upon arrival I was pleasantly surprised at how charming the courtyard was. While it was too hot to sit outside that day, the AC worked great inside. I didn't expect much...More

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We have been travelling Northern California for 3 weeks and stayed at Exeter CA for a visit to Sequoia. We had dinner last night at Cafe Lafayette. My wife is an exceptional cook (yes, truly) and we both enjoy our dining experiences. Cafe Lafayette was...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

I've been here a couple of times and it's quite nice. The courtyard (weather prevailing) is a nice spot to sit. The staff, if a little inexperienced, are nice too and the light lunches I've had have been nicely presented and tasty. I look forward...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Just had the brunch at Cafe Lafayette in Exeter served Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-2:30. I had the Brioche with sausage gravy. An eclectic mix of flavors. The homemade Brioche was fantastic. My wife had the Quiche Lorraine. Highly recommend this restaurant. Make a reservation...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Our first trip in the almost 2 years it's been open- had heard a lot of good things about them. First off, Exeter is a charming little town in the San Joaquin valley. Between Bakersfield & Fresno (outside of visalia) just east of Sequoia National...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Ambiance was nice, decor and music set the tone. The waiter was very chatty, and kept trying to up-sell... we came in from the heat and long travel to relax and he wanted to talk. Food was average, croque monsieur was soggy and had tomatoes,...More

Thank westcoast2017
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

I have eaten at Cafe Lafayette on 3 previous occasions. The food has always been fabulous, but the service has been slow. My daughter made reservations for our family 2 weeks ago for Mother's Day Brunch. Today was so disappointing, this will be the last...More

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Lee D
30 April 2017|
Response from Patricia L | Reviewed this property |
You will have to call the restaurant and ask them. We were just patrons not owners.
Jean J
24 February 2017|
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Response from Rebecca G | Reviewed this property |
No, but on special occasions like holidays it is beneficial and recommended.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 S E St, Exeter, CA 93221-1757
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +1 559-592-9463
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