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Cafe Bernard

200 Midland Ave, Basalt, CO 81621-8375
+1 970-927-4292
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“morning buns” (7 reviews)
“calf's liver” (4 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:00All hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
200 Midland Ave, Basalt, CO 81621-8375
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small french spot in Basalt--outside patio delightful, interior seating a bit close. French style with French chef/owner. Classic continental cooking and menu. Quality cooking.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited last week and had dinner with a party of five. We were greeted outside by a woman who apparently was drunk. "Her sister was the hostess" that was a little sad actually We did not have reservations and there was some hesitation on offering...More

Thank David I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe Bernard was sort of a stumble in for brunch on this last trip. Basalt is a small community who's primary support mechanisms seem to be fly-fishing and access to the insanity of Aspen and surrounds. Lovely place - very chill. Bernard's sits right in...More

Thank Roger P
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We had a dinner with about 18 people at Café Bernard. The food was great and the service excellent. We also had breakfast the next day with 7 people arriving at different times. The café handled the changing crowd easily.

Thank Bennette K
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Food is great,savory and consistent.French owner is almost always there to check if all is going smoothly.Great atmosphere.Its probably the best small restaurant in Basalt with a definite french flair.

Reviewed 2 July 2017

My wife and I were visiting my cousin and his wife who live in the area and they suggested we eat a late breakfast here after we had hiked Lake Maroon. The cafe was easy to find with nearby parking. The decor is country French...More

Thank ChamL
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We always make time to come here every time that we visit Basalt. This is such a charming restaurant with some of the best food you will ever taste. The food is always fresh and cooked to perfection. The couple that owns the restaurant are...More

Thank Kate40528
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We went to Cafe Bernard for Sunday morning breakfast. As always, the food was very good but they had one waitress for a full inside and full outside seating. The poor girl was running around trying to do everything by herself. They definitely need more...More

Thank thetravelteam
Reviewed 12 June 2017

AMAZING cinnamon bun-like-croissants, you MUST TRY THEM, they are delicious and Bernard only sells up to 4 per customer, or you must tell him in advance (and he will oblige). All the food is great as Bernard is a great Chef. You must go there...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I have been eating at Café Bernard for almost twenty years. The consistency of their menu matches the deliciousness of their dishes. Classic French cuisine with a local feel.

Thank cheforben
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Questions & Answers
10 March 2017|
Response from Miles A | Reviewed this property |
allergic to beef? dont worry about bernard, move out of Arkansas and move to san Francisco. i'm sure if you called in advance, they would make appropriate arrangements, or tell you to get stuffed. literally, a 50/50 call.
21 July 2016|
Response from Ralph M | Reviewed this property |
There is a wide variety of good wine available, both domestic and French. Excellent pairing.
21 July 2016|
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Response from Kayla W | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately we did not test out the selection but there is wine!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 45
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 13:00
07:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Midland Ave, Basalt, CO 81621-8375
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Basalt
  • Phone Number: +1 970-927-4292
Cafe Bernard is a cozy neighborhood cafe serving breakfast, lunch and dinner since 1990. With just eight tables--and a few more on the sidewalk during the warmer months--we hope you won't mind a short wait if we are busy. We use the highest quality ingredients and support our local farmers and food purveyors. Our menu reflects the French influence of owner Bernard Moffroid with buttery croissants and omelets in the mornings and a wide selection of flavorful meals served at dinner. The wine list is currently featuring the chateaux of Bordeaux along with many fine West Coast vintners. Reservations suggested for dinner.
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