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Cafe Chloe

721 9th Ave, Downtown's East Village, San Diego, CA 92101-6481
+1 619-232-3242
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (47 reviews)
“croque madame” (24 reviews)
“poached eggs” (27 reviews)
All hours
French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
721 9th Ave, Downtown's East Village, San Diego, CA 92101-6481
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1 - 10 of 357 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

After a Sunday afternoon event in downtown San Diego, I strolled over to the East Village for a light meal. A friend had recommended this small but pleasantly appointed French Restaurant on the corner of Ninth and G Street. I arrived before dinner was served...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Daughter treated us to Sunday Brunch. The restaurant is small, homey, cozy and quaint. The service was excellent. You won't go wrong with whatever you order.

Thank kdpbball
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived late into san diego and got to the cafe at 945pm. The place has a very relaxed cool feel and they happily seated and took our orders. The meals were great and the steak done just right. The wine they suggested was perfect...More

Thank kitemad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Two breakfasts in a row here. Real French cuisine as good as any in the best inns in Bourgogne. Poached eggs came perfectly cooked- with mushrooms on rustic toast drizzled with olive oil and a hint of truffle and a nice side of salad. The...More

Thank Mrhullaballo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The neighborhood is quiet, not overrun by tourists, and there is exceptional food to be found. My husband joined me in SD for a conference, and while I spent my time at the convention center, he wandered off the beaten path and found this gem....More

Thank philosopferqueen2015
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This isa small charming restaurant with great french casual food. My personal fav are the mussels ! But the onion soup is amazing. Good for lunch or dinner.

Thank AlbertoMay
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Went with spouse for Mother's Day. He was told that they would have a special menu for the day and they didn't that we could tell. We were seated at a higher level, balcony almost. It was very loud with a large family group just...More

Thank Klawonn
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Heard from reliable friends that the Cafe was lovely and it certainly was/is. Had a long chatty dinner with excellent wine, the onion tart is really wonderful - flaky, savory, delicious, and all that followed was too. Well prepared vegetables, terrific sauces, as one might...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Returned to have the fois gras tourchon appetizer and moules frites. Great service and great food. What a pleasure to dine here.

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Outstanding lunch. Best French onion soup ever! I had a green salad to accompany the soup and my husband had the lox. Best lunch in San Diego with outside seating and a great wine list.

Thank CanadianTraveller055
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Is it noisy?
4 April 2016|
Response from Sarah P |
It can be depending on how crowded it is and if there are larger parties. I gets quieter later in the day
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$30
Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 9th Ave, Downtown's East Village, San Diego, CA 92101-6481
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-232-3242
  • E-mail
Adorable Jewel box of a Cafe, serving Brunch, Happy Hour, and Dinner daily.
A bit of Paris for the Locals!
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