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Extreme Cafe

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21 Place Balmat, 74400, Chamonix, France
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Vevey, Switzerland
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

What a great discovery! The location is fantastic, right in the middle of it all. Amazing view of the Mont Blanc. The food is good & fresh with a very quick service. The coffee is probably one of the best I tasted in town. They even serve a small selection of French wines, great for apéros... Very good value and... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

This little "self serve" cafe, is situated very centrally, with amazing views of Mont-Blanc, and also the surrounding square. Its a great place to just sit and take in the sights while having a bite and a drink. They serve a decent selection of sandwiches, wraps, paninis, salads and snacks, with coffees, and drinks. The owners are friendly, and speak... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

We had breakfast here several days on a row. They have good sandwiches and good coffee. Not much space indoors, so put on warm clothes if the weather is on the chilly side, which it was when we were there. Here you get a good breakfast for much less than in the hotel we stayed in. Typically 12 € for... More 

Thank Geir-Ole
Geneva, Switzerland
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223 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

For a sandwich shop I was pretty surprised of its lack of breakfast options at 10am but in any case it was sunny and the large terrace was pretty inviting. Below par ingredients deliver below par results, unfortunately that was the case. Terrible bread (which is unforgivable for france!) and average coffee. The excellent view stopped a review of 1... More 

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Chamonix, France
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

All I want to say is… that when you live in an extreme town, in an extreme valley, after an extreme day of sports, all you really want is an extreme cup of coffee or an extreme crepe in an extreme location. I love this place. But mainly because its EXTREME!!! It really is though!!! xxx

Thank KellyGriffiths
Belgrade, Serbia
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

Excellent tea in center of chamonix,looking sunset over mont blanc.Also have sandwiches and caffes.If you are l9oking for relaxing after skiing come here,drink tea and enjoy

Thank mladja54
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

Freshly made sandwiches with great baguettes and bagels. We would return. Friendly staff and good value.

Thank Colin G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Place Balmat, 74400, Chamonix, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Chamonix

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?