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Empire Cafe

3 Rue Source de l'Hopital, 03200 Vichy, France
+33 4 70 59 88 73
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (4 reviews)
“tarts” (2 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
All hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3 Rue Source de l'Hopital, 03200 Vichy, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have had an amazing lunch at this restaurant. The plates look and taste amazing. Also it has a nice location in Vichy. Only reason I didn't gave it 5 stars was the staff which was a little bit grumpy.

Thank FlopF
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I've been coming to this place since they first started in 2010 . I never EVER made the wrong choice. It is simply impossible to be disappointed here.. Hugo never fails. His recipes are honest and without too much 'noise'. Everyday he makes something else....More

1  Thank A. T
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Very nice place, good service, quite atmosphere for a evening dinner. The food is delicious and the price is correct...

Thank Calin P
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Well, I've said it all in the title - I've been here three times with my French family and it's worth the 1.5 hour drive just to have lunch. Each time the food has been beautifully cooked, with the chef able to bring out incredible...More

1  Thank Cupcake1972
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Everytime. There's nothing more to it. I added some pictures to the gallery/overview..see for yourself:)

Thank A. T
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

This is a safe bet every time for a wonderful fresh and tasty meal. Market fresh ingredients and a changing menu every day make it work visiting time and time again.

Thank HiddenCaviar
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Been traveling all around France for 2 weeks and this is the best restaurant we have been to our side of Paris. The service was very friendly and personable and they were kind to entertain my bad French speaking skills. The ambiance was charming and...More

Thank Brandon G
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Fresh products, cooked to perfection with lots of flavour... This restaurants not only looks great, the chef also delivers high quality food every time. Make sure you make a reservation, because this gem is getting more popular! Also on a personal level, the chef is...More

Thank Pieter-Stefanie
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Stopped and sat on an outside table in front of this lovely little restaurant. Menus chalked up on a board which was brought to the table. Food cooked to order, delicious and well presented. Very friendly young staff, we tried to return a couple of...More

1  Thank Janice C
Reviewed 25 May 2015

It's a small restaurant with very friendly staff, they really like what they do! The service was perfect and the food was delicious. They cook with fresh and mostly local products, it comes from the heart. We love this location!

Thank stedan66
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Rue Source de l'Hopital, 03200 Vichy, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Allier  >  Vichy
  • Phone Number: +33 4 70 59 88 73
A little cafe that faces on to a park in vichy.
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