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Cafe des Arcades

17 T rue de la Fontaine, 06560 Valbonne, France
+33 4 93 12 00 06
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good49%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“pasta” (22 reviews)
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Italian, French, Bar, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
17 T rue de la Fontaine, 06560 Valbonne, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a busy ,bustling place. Food is good, service polite &efficient. Varied menu. Tables close together so not a place for secrets. One of the places in the square that we like to visit when in Valbonne.

Thank Judith C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is perfect for families. It gets busy in the season so make sure to book or get there before 7.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot to watch the world go by. Reliably good food too. Personal favourite include the fish of the day, salad nicoise and for meat eaters the lasagne.

Thank riviera_writer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Generally the food was good but unremarkable. We ate there last week but my husband can't remember what he had. However I was very disappointed with the lasagne, which was dry and lacking in both tomato & béchamel sauce. The restaurant redeemed itself with the...More

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe des Arcades is certainly one of my favourite restaurants, and also a firm favourite with my family who live in the village. As a frequent visitor to Valbonne it is good sometimes to try other restaurants in the village, but I always return here...More

Thank christine n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Valbonne is a lively old village in the south of France. Probably the most lively with a vibrant market on fridays. The Arcades restaurant is the heart of the village, although there are many fine restaurants there, the arcades stands out as "the place to...More

Thank lauriemadier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place had a big menu. My penne arrabiata wasn't terribly spicy (the French don't like spicy food), but the sauce was flavourful. My husband really like his Salad Niçoise. The pizzas looked good, too. Very friendly efficient, professional service.

Thank eukaryotica
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had pizza, pasta and a salad. It was ok, but the flavours and quality weren't what they used to be a couple of years ago.

Thank simonfry
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We come here to eat as the default choice to eat whenever we arrive in Valbonne. Right in the square, it is always busy with lots of conversation, children playing and busy waiting-on staff to hand. If you like people watching, this is the place...More

Thank I G
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Always busy, always polite if fast service. But reasonable french food, with lots of atmosphere in the Valbonne square. Pizzas, pasta and fish if the day were all good. Steak not so.

Thank JJJG2013
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28 September 2015|
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Response from KM116 | Reviewed this property |
I believe around10:30 pm. It's a lovely lively square in the evening and the French tend to eat late. I haven't however visited in October.
28 September 2015|
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Response from French_Traveller_64 | Reviewed this property |
I think they accept people until 10.00 pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 T rue de la Fontaine, 06560 Valbonne, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Valbonne
  • Phone Number: +33 4 93 12 00 06
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