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Extreme Cafe

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21 Place Balmat, 74400, Chamonix, France
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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147 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is self-service cafe. You order and pay at the counter, and carry food to your table outside. It was nice sitting outside in a nice warm afternoon with view. The sandwich was cheap, speciality coffees weren't that cheap.

Thank Seven W
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Agree that a very nice couple and very chilled and great spot. Frappe was good. Great for people watching and admiring the views.

Thank John M
Esher, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

I go to this café all the time when I go to Chamonix. Its right in the heart of Chamonix with great views of Mont Blanc, and a perfect place to sit and watch the skiers/climbers/walkers head to and from the mountains. If the sun is out, there are very little places better to chill out with a Mont Blanc... More 

Thank Nick P
Chamonix, France
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

i go here specifically for the coffee frappes and milkshakes so I am a bit biased. Not cheap but delicious coffee drinks on the go or outside their patio. They also serve sandwiches and baked goods, but I have never had them personally. It may take a few minutes to get your coffee, but this is France and the owners... More 

Thank redmollyAbroad
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We love this place. The couple who run the place are super-nice, fun people. Everything is handmade by them, the wines are some of the best you can get on the pedestrian street in Chamonix, and - well - they have beer! And crepes! And coffee. The location is in the very centre of the town. Everyone going through the... More 

Thank Canadian_ontheroad95
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286 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Went to the Extreme Cafe on the spur of the moment for a quick bite to eat. Excellent location on the main square. We had a couple of orange juices ( freshly pressed) a cheese and ham baguette, a couple of hot chocolates and a plain crepe. The orange juice was good, as was the baguette however the hot chocolates... More 

Thank Nos6
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141 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

In the moment the visita play relax music...very good place...amazing visual to mont Blanc. And good food

Thank Rafael L
Alsager, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

This is our regular stop for breakfast and afternoon break. The coffee is fab and we really enjoyed their waffles in sugar. The location is perfect for people watching and admiring the beauty of Chamonix.

Thank NickyBrook
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Good food, nice service. Worth a try. Vegetarians can try their onion soup. Quite good. The ambiance is soothing.

Thank Augustine08
Colchester, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Very good value. Food is pretty straightforward and nothing fancy. However amazing views and great for people watching. Enjoy.

Thank justin s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Place Balmat, 74400, Chamonix, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Chamonix

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