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Cafe Bernard

200 Midland Ave, Basalt, CO 81621-8375
+1 970-927-4292
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“filet” (5 reviews)
“pommes frites” (3 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 14:00 Hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
200 Midland Ave, Basalt, CO 81621-8375
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How do they stay in business. Or do they care. We waited for 30 minutes. There were more empty tables than sat tables. So disorganized. Both waiters bumbled into each other by the time we were called up. Which took another five minutes to even...More

Thank Pegasus44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Simple, beautiful cozy little hole in the wall! Everything fresh, simple ingredients that make up great breakfasts, we really enjoyed it! Really warm and nice people in there working. Thank you!

Thank booboopoop
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Café Bernard has been a locals hangout for years. The European breakfasts are excellent and Cathy makes the best sticky buns I’ve ever tasted. Then for dinner, Bernard´s fillet with black peppercorn sauce is an indulgence I cannot resist.

Thank Tiffany E
Reviewed 5 January 2018

I had eggs with potatoes, bacon and toast. Large breakfast for a reasonable price. The jam tasted homemade and the baked goods looked delicious, but after my eggs I was full. The food is good but the food I ate I could have easily prepared...More

Thank robertinSJ
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

I love to have dinner at this restaurant. The service is a bit slower but the food is delicious. Their specials are excellent also.

Thank Nadia K
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast twice at Cafe Bernard during a week long visit to Basalt. The vegetarian omelette was nice with perfectly crisp vegetables. The French toast was delicious. Also recommend the granola with yogurt. The coffee was excellent during both visits.

Thank bwinmd
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Small french spot in Basalt--outside patio delightful, interior seating a bit close. French style with French chef/owner. Classic continental cooking and menu. Quality cooking.

1  Thank Robert L
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Visited last week and had dinner with a party of five. We were greeted outside by a woman who apparently was drunk. "Her sister was the hostess" that was a little sad actually We did not have reservations and there was some hesitation on offering...More

Thank David I
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Cafe Bernard was sort of a stumble in for brunch on this last trip. Basalt is a small community who's primary support mechanisms seem to be fly-fishing and access to the insanity of Aspen and surrounds. Lovely place - very chill. Bernard's sits right in...More

Thank Roger P
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had a dinner with about 18 people at Café Bernard. The food was great and the service excellent. We also had breakfast the next day with 7 people arriving at different times. The café handled the changing crowd easily.

Thank Bennette K
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Questions & Answers
9 March 2017|
Response from Miles A | Reviewed this property |
allergic to beef? dont worry about bernard, move out of Arkansas and move to san Francisco. i'm sure if you called in advance, they would make appropriate arrangements, or tell you to get stuffed. literally, a 50/50 call.
20 July 2016|
Response from Ralph M | Reviewed this property |
There is a wide variety of good wine available, both domestic and French. Excellent pairing.
20 July 2016|
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Response from Kayla W | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately we did not test out the selection but there is wine!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$45
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 13:00
07:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Midland Ave, Basalt, CO 81621-8375
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Basalt
  • Phone Number: +1 970-927-4292
Cafe Bernard is a cozy neighborhood cafe serving breakfast, lunch and dinner since 1990. With just eight tables--and a few more on the sidewalk during the warmer months--we hope you won't mind a short wait if we are busy. We use the highest quality ingredients and support our local farmers and food purveyors. Our menu reflects the French influence of owner Bernard Moffroid with buttery croissants and omelets in the mornings and a wide selection of flavorful meals served at dinner. The wine list is currently featuring the chateaux of Bordeaux along with many fine West Coast vintners. Reservations suggested for dinner.
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