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Cafe de France

2 Place Victor Hugo, 83120 Sainte-Maxime, France
+33 4 94 96 18 16
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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French, Mediterranean, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2 Place Victor Hugo, 83120 Sainte-Maxime, France
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

We popped in for lunch on a lazy Saturday. The restaurant was not quite full and humming. We chose one plat du jour and an omelette. The plat du jour was a well prepared cod dish, nothing flash, but fresh and tasty. The omelette was...More

Thank Whitebeard83
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We had drinks here - there was a good ambience and perfect to meet local people. The staff were friendly and everyone looked happy. We will definitely return here.

Thank wendymabi
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Went to Sainte Maxine on a beautiful November Saturday lunchtime and found this amazing al fresco experience. Great weather, great food and service. In fact so good we went back in the evening to watch a touring blues band! Brilliant!

Thank Simon D
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Great location with good tables in and outdoors. One evening we just went in for coffee and desserts... And we're made very welcome. Great jazz music at weekends

Thank susan d
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Service was good all be it we confused the poor waiter only negative on the service is that we asked for drinks and they didn't come until we had to ask several more times... I feel a translation issue may have been the problem here....More

Thank Adam R
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Visited Cafe de France for Sunday Breakfast with a group of friends. Table very well placed for watching passers-by & the "Simple Breakfast" was delicious. In our view no need to pay more for the "Complet Breakfast" - unless you want an expensive glass of...More

Thank Bowring14
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Actually, they do a good lunch too! Good basic brasserie, recently been upgraded and now in good shape

Thank Strifer
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

No real atmosphere. Drinks are alright. But I am not a fan of this place. Probably not much better places close by. Location is good though

Thank Bas v
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Great Friendly Restaurant we arrived and was greeted by a friendly maitre'd seated at a table for 2 on in the upper part of the restaurant the food was superb and the service great will definitely return.

Thank Shooter5
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The staff was friendly. The lunch was good. We had the Club Sandwich with a very tasty blond beer. It's one of the best locations in the centre of Sainte Maxime. I'm glad that I had a good experience!

Thank Jopnoudem75
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.23 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$39
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Place Victor Hugo, 83120 Sainte-Maxime, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Sainte-Maxime
  • Phone Number: +33 4 94 96 18 16
  • E-mail
"TO BE OR NOT TO Bistronomique"
Cafe de France has been for many years, as evolving in the world of brewing. Its size and desire to have fast service have blurred the image of this institution, because it is first and historically a bistro ...
Caught in the gourmet restaurants and most traditional restaurants, the Cafe de France now wants to explore a third way, find a happy medium, bistronomy. A state of mind.
The key concepts are quality cuisine in a charming setting with an informal but correct service.
What bistronomy?
The author of this word is nothing other than Sebastien Demorand (culinary columnist) in order to define a restaurant that combines the friendliness and relaxed bistro and the large side gourmet restaurant and its cuisine.
In a period of crisis or customers are looking for authenticity, it is necessary to return to simple products, preferably fresh, well prepared and the taste reminds values ​​and memories to customers, a Proust madeleine in some ways.
Bistronomy leaves room for dialogue, the exchange between the client and the institution (be it the boss, the chief or the server). Here we find this simplicity in the old pubs to enjoy the present moment just like a good movie.
Bistronomy is pleased to enjoy a friendly, to get together around the table, sharing authentic dishes, plunging back into memories and be welcomed as a friend's house.
Conclusion The bistro is in the decor and ambiance, food is on the plate, and the prices are between. Cafe de France, wants his team to express themselves in a reinterpretation of the classic French bistro food without keeping cliches. The spirit and dishes will be scoundrels, but the proposed version is modern with a requirement on product quality and proximity of producers ... that our adventure ... so, you're leaving us?