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This is just across from a small and quite charming park bordering the Rhône and is a good standard cafe with a range of beers, helpful staff, limited toilet facilities but nonetheless a pleasant place to have an early evening drink before walking across the...nearby bridge into the lively Hotel de Ville area.More
Date of visit: June 2019
Cynthia T, Responsable commercial at Cafe du Pond, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2019
Thank you for your testimony
Hope to see you again soon !
My wife and I ate here by chance on Sunday 10th July 2016, it was one of the few places to be open due to the UEFA Championship Final. The food was a tad too fast food as opposed to authentic Lyonnaise, that said it...was of reasonable quality, quantity and hot. The pot de vin rouge was also acceptable. That said it was almost wholly French who were dining, so that is probably a better indication. Would we go back, yes, but not top of the list!More
After being caught out without a place to watch the football we rounded back to Le Terraces du Pond for drinks, a seat and a comfortable view of the match. Staff are super friendly and easy going and the cafe had a great vibe to...it. We'll be back for sure.More
We had a quick meal at Café Du Pond on a Friday evening in mid-August. We sat outside at the "terrace" part of the restaurant in the small park opposite the main restaurant. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful - he spoke good English...which saved us inflicting our poor French on him. We had a couple of beers (quite expensive at ~7 Euros each) and both ate the "Pond Burger" (I think that's what it was called - it was a large burger & a massive plate of fries with a decent salad). The food was very nice, if again a little bit expensive (~12 Euros each) and service was quick.
The bar / restaurant was fairly empty when we arrived (early evening) but filled up whilst we were there. Seemed to be mostly young professional people having a drink / snack after work. And lots of people seemed to know each other so I assume they must go there regularly. There were also some families there too.
Overall a nice place with a relaxed atmosphere if a little expensive.More
This place is amazingly terrible. I feel bad I even have to give them 1 star. The waitresses in the terrace are terrible inefficient, rude, and incredibly impolite. Please, avoid, WORST BAR - RESTAURANT in Lyon.
A wonderful place to meet the movers and the shakers of Lyon. It is a place where the locals meet after a business dinner and/or a nightcap.
The service is good but if you are a regular you get VIP service with light conversation.
The...café is much like a bistro where you can order cocktails or simply white, red or rosé of which I highly recommend. The food is very basic which consists of bread, cheese, dry sausage and pizza (for late night clients). Of course, lunch is much more varied, however, do not expect gastronomic cuisine.
The only downside is the price...a good bottle of rosé can set you back €30, whereas the champagne is €15 a glass.
Fun, lively in Winter and noisy, annoying in summer...I prefer the original café and not the terrace because you have non-educated & crass youth who think they are sophisticated adults - not a sight to see!More
Date of visit: August 2012
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