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Cafe Chloe

721 9th Ave, Downtown's East Village, San Diego, CA 92101-6481
+1 619-232-3242
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (62 reviews)
“croque madame” (23 reviews)
“poached eggs” (26 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
721 9th Ave, Downtown's East Village, San Diego, CA 92101-6481
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went for happy hour, and the food and wine were very good. The macaroni and cheese was a standout, but so incredibly rich we were glad we were sharing! Our waiter was excellent, and made us feel very welcome.

Thank 497kenethb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just the right amount of elegance while still being casual. Everything here is really lovely. I always start with a pot of the lavender black tea. Its a subtle flavor. The husband loves the french press coffee here. I usually go for the croque madam....More

Thank Kristin C
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Small place, very crowded, but had some tables outside, which helped. French bistro atmosphere, young, hip crowd. Limited, but tasty menu. Mimosa's, Bloody Mary's etc. available. I had the French omelet, which I loved, because you rarely find restaurants in the States offering raclette cheese....More

Thank mtjtkd
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Cafe Chloe was recommended by our hotel as being dog friendly, so we went here and sat outside for lunch and then again later in our trip for dinner. The food was excellent, the wine choices very good and the staff was very friendly and...More

Thank jpmnyc
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

I was in town for a convention and I was happy to find this cute little cafe. Atmosphere was friendly and inviting, as was the staff. The waiter gave great recommendations. The food was delicious.

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This delightful little bistro is a real treat. We were there for happy hour and had the salad and burger with fries. Both were excellent. Service was relaxed yet very professional. Nice setting, cute place.

Thank joluvscards
Reviewed 23 November 2017

We came here for dinner on vacation out of a desire to avoid chain restaurants and try something a little more local. Cafe Chloe is a cozy, cute french-style cafe. Upon arrival, my group of five was quickly seated by a gracious server. It was...More

Thank creckart
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is a really lovely French bistro on the outer edge of the Gaslamp District. An easy walk from Mission St. We had a lovely charcuterie plate and very good steak frites. Great wine selection. Friendly servers and great ambiance for a downtown dinner.

Thank Sara K
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We went here on a suggestion from our server at another restaurant, and weren’t disappointed. We got the salmon tartine, and we’re going back a 2nd time because my husband loved it so much. We also got the Croque Madame, which also was delicious. Staff...More

Thank Aggie_Catholic
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

From outside it looked like an European bistrot. We arrived at brunch time on Sundays, and the only sweet thing was oatmeal pancakes dish. Amazing choice, pity that was the only sweet choice (European could like to have a sweet brunch). That's my only complain....More

Thank MrSignorAl
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4 April 2016|
Response from Sarah P |
It can be depending on how crowded it is and if there are larger parties. I gets quieter later in the day
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 30
Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 9th Ave, Downtown's East Village, San Diego, CA 92101-6481
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-232-3242
  • E-mail
Adorable Jewel box of a Cafe, serving Brunch, Happy Hour, and Dinner during hours listed. A bit of Paris for the Locals!
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