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Cafe du Donjon

$$ - $$$, French,
5 Esplanade du Chateau, 17800, Pons, France
+33 5 46 94 64 04
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“two courses” (2 reviews)
“set menu” (2 reviews)
“square” (4 reviews)
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Pub, French, Brew Pub, Bar
$$ - $$$
5 Esplanade du Chateau, 17800, Pons, France
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

The menu is quite limited but is one of the few restaurants, in Pons, to offer a vegetarian option. I ordered the (petite) bruschetta with chèvre, tomate pomme et miel, with a side portion of chips and my husband had the steak de thon mi...More

Thank Alison L
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Called in to the Cafe du Donjon after visiting the hairdressers in Pons. Lovely warm reception. The staff are welcoming. Coffee was lovely. There is an English member of staff just in case you’re struggling to understand the menu who is particularly helpful - although...More

Thank Citron17
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

A friend took us here on a visit to the area. It is set in a great little square with beautiful buildings and gardens with fountains around. Service could have been quicker but my salmon in a light orange sauce with a flan of vegetables...More

Thank Gwendolina10
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Would rate this three and a half as it was a little better than average. We only stopped for a drink but the waiter was very helpful and friendly. It is also a lovely location to stop for a drink in the square at Pons....More

1  Thank NessieNoo
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Went here as a party of six. Atmosphere was great as busy with French clientele. The service was excellent. We all ate off the set menu which although limited offered enough choice for the six of us and reasonable at €15 for two courses. I...More

Thank jstan54
Reviewed 23 August 2017

It was very busy when we went and there was only one waiter; he managed admirably, runinng all night and still smiling!

Thank Isabel H
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We chose the cafe because it has such a great vista, overlooking the castle keep and the garden in front of the hotel de ville, but the food and service were also excellent. We went with the menu du jour, which probably made it easier...More

Thank Wanderlustiger
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Ate here as we couldn't get a reservation at L'Arriere Cour (which serves delicious food!). We went for the €12 menu so we weren't expecting anything outstanding but we were all disappointed with the mains. A tiny bit of chicken with a few courgettes and...More

Thank Jo D
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Small menu choice apart from the set menus but good food well cooked and helpfull staff. Meals only available at set times.

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This is now our local bar cafe. Great food and ambiance. Lively at night great service. Fab terrace.

Thank Andrew C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 30
Pub, French, Brew Pub, Bar
Brunch, After-hours, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Esplanade du Chateau, 17800, Pons, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  Pons
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 94 64 04
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