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Cafe Gondree

12 avenue du Commandant Kieffer, 14970 Benouville, France
+33 2 31 44 62 25
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good19%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible23%
Travellers talk about
“baguette” (10 reviews)
“potato salad” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Cafe, European
$$ - $$$
12 avenue du Commandant Kieffer, 14970 Benouville, France
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1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

It was truly unique, just as it was. We had coffee and pastries and one of our party enjoyed a freshly prepared ham baguette. The atmosphere is very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. There are lots of souvenirs to choose from and the...More

Thank marijke12
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the cafe with our two children. My husband is serving and it was important for us to stop by. We arrived first thing and were greater most warmly by the owner who was super polite and spent time talking to my husband. She...More

1  Thank HettiSpagetti
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pegasus bridge, liberated by the British 6th Airborne on 5/6 June 1944, was essential to the success of the Allied D-Day invasion. This cafe, with its adjacent area, was the 1st house liberated and became a field hospital. Visit the glider monument, walk the...More

1  Thank amarilloannie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This establishment is a shrine to those who fought during WW2 at Ranville and is of historic significance. Although the inside is shabby and unkempt, it is still worth a visit within close proximity to the Pegasus Bridge Memorial. What was surprising and very disappointing...More

Thank J K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As always the place was busy, but our order for four baguettes and drinks was taken quickly , with no fuss. The inside was like going back in time, the providence of the previous visitors were every where. Food was good and very fresh, saw...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having not checked at Trip Advisor before we went to Normandy, I opened it to review Cafe Gondree when I returned from my visit and was extremely surprised by some of the negative comments. The reason I visited Normandy was to understand and remember the...More

4  Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This was my second visit to Pegasus bridge, the first time i only had chance to take a photo briefly outside the Cafe. This time around i had time to go in. To be honest the experience was lacking - We weren't greeted warmly, in...More

Thank nick19792017
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Been here before. Same unsmiling service and poor coffee at tourist prices. Try the place over the road!

Thank Mick S
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Not impressed. This cafe has relied on its history to attract customers, I found that all 3 people 'serving' had a lack of customer service. One person was serving who was engaged in a long conversation about the visitors educational prowess, while I waited for...More

Thank Fionacko
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This cafe turns out to be a poor venue, it certainley relies on position and notoriety rather than service, felt had to visit as part of our battlefield tour, but certainly would not return, these proprietors should consider thier poor service and standards

Thank Rick e
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24 June 2017|
Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
f they don't have them its 5 minutes walk to the actual museum and you can visit the gift shop without entering the rest
Danny F
28 January 2016|
Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
The cafe website does not give an email address - but only postal or phone details: - Postal: 12 av. du Commandant Kieffer 14970 Bénouville Tél. : 02 31 44 62 25 Hope these help? Regards Ian W
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 avenue du Commandant Kieffer, 14970 Benouville, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Benouville
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 44 62 25
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