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Cafe du Gros Caillou

$$ - $$$
Grill, French, Brew Pub, Delicatessen, Pub
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4th 180 boulevard de la Croix Rousse, 69001, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 27 22 37
09:30 - 01:00
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98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Came here for lunch - excellent Great views over the city Lovely atmosphere Helpful staff that also spoke a bit of English which was a bonus in Lyon

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

All enjoyed substantial main courses ranging from goats cheese salad to Andouillette. The latter was solid but one observed the steak wasn't great. Crozes Hermitage house wine to accompany excellent. French beers were enjoyed and different especially the rouge. Very pleasant service. Good external seating and lively local scene as people awaited sunset, disappointed in that front

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Krakow, Poland
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

We found the place while walking down from the La Croix-Rousse hill. The service was very good and the food really tasty. We picked the local specialty "Quenelle" and Magret de Canard Entier with the local red wine Crozes-Hermitage AOC total is 40 EUR for two. That's very OK.

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Sandefjord, Norway
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

We came here for both lunch and dinner. What a lovely place! Nice view, super friendly staff and really nice food. The atmosphere was just lovely!

Thank IreneSant
Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

I was headed to the Brasserie des Ecoles, given the great reviews. I sat outside for 10 minutes and no one paid any attention to me, despite the fact that the terrace was anything but full. Eventually someone saw me - but didn't come over! I left and walked a few blocks down to the Cafe du Gros Caillou. I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

We came here for dinner but the host told us that they don't serve dinner until 7:30pm. The view was amazing. You can see the city of Lyon. We sat on the terrace and enjoyed the athmosphere. I would recommend to come here for happy hour and eat elsewhere. I wasn't impressed with the food.

Thank Cellydaniel
Baarn, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

Travelling by myself I was looking for a café/restaurant where I could feel at home. The Café du gros caillou was just what I wanted: relaxed, friendly service, nice customers, not too touristic. As a vegetarian, I did not find many options on the menu, but they offered to prepare whatever I chose in a vegetarian version. The terrace has... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2007

good food it's gonna be even better once they'll finish building the place and the garden (2008 I think)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2007

Always friendly - which is a nice surprise for this tiny little cafe!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$21
Grill, French, Brew Pub, Delicatessen, Pub
After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4th 180 boulevard de la Croix Rousse, 69001, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 27 22 37

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?