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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (62 reviews)
“croque madame” (23 reviews)
“poached eggs” (26 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
721 9th Ave, Downtown's East Village, San Diego, CA 92101-6481
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place was close to my hotel and had gluten free options. The food and wine and service were all great.

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe Chloe serves outstanding French-inspired food in the East Village. Loyal customers keep this place operating year-after-year. My wife's steak and pomme frites was excited - tender beef cooked perfectly. My pork chop special was truly special, topped with a flavorful mustard cream sauce. Nice...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing! The trout was the best I've ever had. The French onion soup, Mac and cheese and special app with caviar were all exceptional!

Thank Ross G
Reviewed 1 May 2018

The reviews meet the expectations. The food, service, location- everything was excellent. French restaurants in the US tend to be overpriced and pompous without delivering quality, culturally-accurate French cuisine. However, Cafe Chloe was able to achieve just that. I was blown away by their steak...More

Thank Katherine K
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We went for happy hour, and the food and wine were very good. The macaroni and cheese was a standout, but so incredibly rich we were glad we were sharing! Our waiter was excellent, and made us feel very welcome.

Thank 497kenethb
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Just the right amount of elegance while still being casual. Everything here is really lovely. I always start with a pot of the lavender black tea. Its a subtle flavor. The husband loves the french press coffee here. I usually go for the croque madam....More

Thank Kristin C
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Small place, very crowded, but had some tables outside, which helped. French bistro atmosphere, young, hip crowd. Limited, but tasty menu. Mimosa's, Bloody Mary's etc. available. I had the French omelet, which I loved, because you rarely find restaurants in the States offering raclette cheese....More

1  Thank mtjtkd
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Cafe Chloe was recommended by our hotel as being dog friendly, so we went here and sat outside for lunch and then again later in our trip for dinner. The food was excellent, the wine choices very good and the staff was very friendly and...More

Thank jpmnyc
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

I was in town for a convention and I was happy to find this cute little cafe. Atmosphere was friendly and inviting, as was the staff. The waiter gave great recommendations. The food was delicious.

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This delightful little bistro is a real treat. We were there for happy hour and had the salad and burger with fries. Both were excellent. Service was relaxed yet very professional. Nice setting, cute place.

Thank joluvscards
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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 during hours listed. A bit of Paris for the Locals!
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