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Opera cafe

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place de l horloge, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 4 90 86 17 43
10:00 - 01:00
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place when were looking for something simple and casual to eat. It was chilly so we wanted to be indoors. Not all the restaurants with outside tables in the Place d'Horloge have a proper inside. This one does. It is ornate, even garish and not what we think of as typically French, but intriguing. Anyway I was... More 

Thank ChristineAM
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a local recommendation but it was the worst meal we've had in Avignon. Slow service - 50 minutes to get our food, surly waiter, wrong order (for 1 of the meals) and terrible food. For a burger and steak we paid €46. A tourist trap for sure.

Thank 3StarGeneralist
Cannock, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a bit of afternoon tea. Very interesting decor inside and shared toilets between men and women (a bit strange ). Ordered 2 café viennois and a jug of water with a raspberry sorbet and a meringue dessert. Took ages to be served then coffees arrived, they forgot the water then water arrived and ages after the desserts... More 

Thank Mumuchuchu
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Did not eat here but just stopped for drinks in the evening. Not the cheapest but worth it. Sat on the covered terrace with heaters and blankets for the legs if needed. Resto itself looked busy with locals which is a good sign

Thank thepostman2014
Grenoble, France
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We ordered a simple glass of vin chaud. The service was slow and stern. The vin chaud was horrible AND expensive. This place is located in the main city square, atop the main avenue and across from the Opera House. For this reason, it is often very busy with tourists and visitors, as are the competing places around it. As... More 

Thank Injun_pt
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

A perfect stop for lunch after visiting the Pope's Palace. We had ideal weather and enjoyed people-watching and nearby carousel. Not the place to eat if you're an American in a hurry, but food was delicious and worth the very pleasant wait. I had salmon and scallops on a skewer. Cooked to perfection.

Thank OnALark_1
Richland, Wa
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187 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were very pleasantly surprised by a good meal and an attentive waiter in this small cafe on one end of Place de l'Horage (see other review of Le Forum, right next door). This isn't fine dining and you should not expect that, but the meals we had were well prepared and the experience was enjoyable.

Thank OpenDoorTravelers
Vancouver WA
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Across from Opera House and the double decker Merry Go Round. A nice outdoor seating area. Food was good and service was also.

Thank jocarose
North Wales
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193 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Our first dinner in Avignon was spent here. The cafe/restaurant is one of a selection of similar establishments in a line on one side of the square. We chose this one, as the fixed price menu suited us both. It delivered very well. The three courses were tasty and well presented. Our waiter was pleasant and attentive. However, it was... More 

Thank SarkLover
Brisbane, Australia
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118 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Pros Clean toilets Prompt order and service Seating areas Cons Busy staff bordering on unfriendliness Food - both fish and meat dishes were boring - i cook much better!!! Price tag! Sorry but my dish was so overpriced even the view in the plazza does not warrant that amount AvOID

Thank Njays

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 43
French, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: place de l horloge, 84000, Avignon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Vaucluse  >  Avignon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 90 86 17 43

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