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Le Cafe des Arts

4 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 37500, Chinon, France
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“hamburger” (4 reviews)
“tartare” (2 reviews)
“great coffee” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, European
$$ - $$$
4 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 37500, Chinon, France
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Food is classic brasserie style but nicely done, worth the visit. But the best is the wine list including the best of the local winemakers, make sure to try it !

Thank Laurent D
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Great for people watching, and the food is above average for the 'place'. Wish they would fix the fountain though!! Huge interior, so excellent all year round.

Thank Margaret F
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We loved their burgers and I loved the coffee. The French don't seem to understand bacon so,I suggest you ask them to leave it in the kitchen. The burger is perfectly fine without it. The frites were good as well.

Thank Chowyunfood
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Having arrived in Chinon we were strolling just looking for somewhere to eat. Saw Cafe des Arts just by the square and took a fancy to the French atmosphere. We were greeted and asked to sit in the main restaurant which was empty. No problem!...More

Thank PAH1953
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Hello Folks, Dined here on the Evening of Sat 3rd Sept, 16. I tried to show the young man wanted I wanted form the menu, as my French is very poor. He SNATCHED the menu out of my arms, as though to say he wasn`t...More

3  Thank Ruddstar
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The town square in Chinon has a classic French feel and several restaurants to choice from - unfortunately our choice was bad. Food here was very poor - French Fries were uncooked on all our meals we asked for replacements but they never came. After...More

1  Thank paulbayliss11
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This has a lovely spot in the main square in Chinon. We found something on the menu to suit everyone. The service is prompt and friendly, and for a mid range budget this was excellent. We came back into Chinon planning to have a second...More

Thank The_Dunelmian
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick lunch but found the experience quite daunting . After having to ask to order and constant reminders for water and the cheque we left more than 2 hours later. Staff seemed to be more concerned about wiping tables than serving...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This cafe is situated in a little square and is great for people watching :) The drinks are reasonably priced, however in the evening the terrace has a bit too much light. Perhaps a bit touristy, but we were here during high season.

Thank Daan_Charlotte
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Good service - enjoyed a glass of wine to salvage our evening after a disaster at a local restaurant. Good atmosphere on a summer evening.

Thank SarahD2020
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: 0632969251
  • E-mail
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