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Au Cafe Chaud

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30 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 58 73 09
09:00 - 00:00
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Cosy...some might say very cosy, or even cramped! But we loved it...food was first class and served in an unhurried, very friendly atmosphere. Again you have to make a reservation to be sure of a table, there are tables outside with heaters but not recommended on a cold October evening. Husband and wife team who run the place very welcoming.... More 

Thank bobwood
Crawley, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped off in the central square for an ice cream sundae and relaxed people watching. Service was very slow but it did not matter as we had time to sit, also there was only one member of staff taking orders and making them up, so we felt genuinely sorry for him. The ice creams were very good and very enjoyable.

Thank PAH1953
Les Cabannes, France
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Enjoyed an excellent lunch here, my friend choosing the menu du Jour, well presented and reasonable choice of dishes. I had the beautifully cooked lamb, tender and succulent. Service cheerful, friendly not hurried but not kept waiting. Lovely square in which to while away the lunch hour(s)!

Thank JenniferCashman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Really good restaurant for regular French food on the nice city center of Chinon. Katia and Christophe are pretty sympathetic !!! Christian the chef is really nice !

Thank Michel G
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Very good food that would have done a top uk restaurant justice. Friendly staff that tolerated my stumbling french. Excellent location at top end of little square. You could not get more "French"

Thank Martin H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

A lovely café situated in a beautiful square as you enter the old town coming down from the castle. If you have just walked the thousands of steps in the castle you'll need it.

Thank Elmo101
Santa Fe, NM
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

While visiting the Fortresse Chinon, we had lunch here - we ordered something loosely translated as the Lunch express for 15 Euros. It came with a salad, an entrée, bread and butter and dessert. The portions were beyond generous - even I couldn't finish my food. Food was delicious, too.

Thank Marty_Malbec_6100
Calgary, Canada
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

We visited Au Cafe Chaud and took advantage of their weekend set menu which offered three courses at a very good price. I had the salmon, my wife had the osso bucco and both were excellent. Very friendly and helpful staff and a great selection of local Chinon wines.

Thank TheFlickGuy
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Had two lovely meals here - one impromptu lunch and a final night dinner. Both meals were excellent and we received a great welcome both times. Some wonderful lamb, great steaks and excellent salads were enjoyed in a great location on a lovely square.

Thank alymoorf
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

lovely place nice food very nicely run polite freindly staff and at good prices i had acote de bouef 500gram with blue cheese sauce what a treat well cooked

Thank robert c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 58 73 09

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