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Cafe des Arcades

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17 T rue de la Fontaine, 06560 Valbonne, France
+33 4 93 12 00 06
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was our second visit when we returned to Cafe des Arcade in this the "lower" season. We still found the cafe/restaurant buzzing. It is fantastically located in the square in the old town. A superb place for people-watching and enjoying watching the activities on the square. Whilst the cafe is large and serves a lot of guests the service... More 

Thank Birgitte E
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been coming here for 20 years and love it! Great food, unfussy setting and even better on market day (Friday). The menu is varied, if you want a pizza they are fab, fresh salads and a wonderful "specials" menu if you are looking for something different. But be warned the portions are big, so make sure you are... More 

Thank rs1282
Stamford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. The servers are very welcoming and really look after their clients. Yes, it is focused on the holiday makers from May-September, but it is lively and has a great atmoshere all year round. The square is picturesque and super accomodating for children to run and play. They have the same staff all year with a very... More 

Thank Roger D
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We where apparently not welcome (father and 2 boys) as we didn't speak French (we do know the basics), the people around was served waiter ignored us - I was asked to go find the menu myself... We left and went across the square and had a nice evening

1 Thank Rasmus S
Hong Kong
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189 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great menu with food quickly and efficiently served and attentive service. Was pleased to see old favourites such as the Salad Exotique and Moules Farci

Thank StevieHK
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

4 people for dinner, 2 of us ordered a salad and it was vile! The chicken was undercooked and slimey, basically all leaves and two chunks of cheese. We both left 90% of it! Another ordered veal and it was hard and rubbery, we received just one good meal out of 4. We told the waitress and she apologised but... More 

Thank devongirlmay2010
Moscow, Russia
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is located right on the main square and always is full. We had pizza and deserts. It was a great choice as pizzas were cooked proper way, on nice tasty thin bread. Deserts were ok. Very friendly service.

Thank JuliaShch00
Ascot, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate in this place several times and sometimes just had a few afternoon drinks. It has potential to be very good but instead is average at best and the consistently poor service by the waiting staff is truly disappointing. Frequently short changed too so check that when you leave. There are many better places to eat just a block... More 

1 Thank Patrick O
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We've eaten here a number of times over the years of living here, each time we think it can't be that bad as so many people go here. But alas it is that bad. The last straw was Saturday evening, cold food that when heated it came back cremated. Not only that, it had no taste whatsoever, so I gave... More 

1 Thank Tim S
London UK
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Always a great place to go after visiting the famous Valbonne market its speciality is thin crust pizzas excellent and great salads too! Very very busy place you may need to wait but no so bad in March!

Thank kymashdown

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 T rue de la Fontaine, 06560 Valbonne, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Valbonne
  • Phone Number: +33 4 93 12 00 06

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