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Extreme Cafe

21 Place Balmat, 74400, Chamonix, France
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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“panini” (2 reviews)
“crepes” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, French
21 Place Balmat, 74400, Chamonix, France
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1 - 10 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 5 August 2017

The location is perfect. Do yourself a favour - buy a bagette or Panini and a milkshake and take a seat outside - on the edge of the square - and watch the world go by. The crepes are good too.

Thank Placebo
Reviewed 28 February 2017

For an early pre ski breakfast, head over to Extreme Cafe for a great coffee and a delicious nutella bagel! This got us ready for a great day of skiing and is centrally located in town so very accessible.

Thank GuyJohannesburg
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
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
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...More

1  Thank Nick P
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...More

Thank redmollyAbroad
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...More

Thank Canadian_ontheroad95
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...More

Thank Nos6
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
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
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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  • Address: 21 Place Balmat, 74400, Chamonix, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Chamonix
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