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Cafe Melusine

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19 rue du Duc D Aquitaine, 85120 Vouvant, France
+33 2 51 00 81 34
10:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 22:30
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is a typical "Jack-of-all-trades" modern bistro-type French cafe. It's great for a morning coffee, good for lunch, afternoon refreshments, or evening drinks. It's under new ownership, and Louis is a great barman. The food menu is limited, but everything is tasty, if a little more expensive than other places around. But what makes this place is the ambiance. It's... More 

1 Thank wittsy_64_13
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Relax and enjoy a glass on crisp white wine in the terrace area outside. The menu is limited, but fine for a lunchtime snack. Some evenings if you book ahead they serve particularly good steak. Well worth a visit.

Thank AnouskaBS
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went to Vouvant to view properties in the area so called here for lunch. No menu was available but owner informed us of what was on offer. Food was good but slightly expensive for lunch.

Thank Ian G
Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Cafe Melusine is an absolute must whilst visiting Vouvant as the food is simply divine and reasonably priced, so good value for money. The ambience is typically French & Patrick the owner has a quirky sense of humour to my mind. The Pave is my favourite dish by a country mile, whilst my wife's is a fish salad which is... More 

1 Thank stupot51
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Recently had yet another wonderful lunch at this beautiful restaurant in the delightful village of Vouvant. The owner Patrick never disappoints in his choice of wine from a seemingly endless cave. The food was freshly prepared from locally sourced products and served efficiently and with good humour. An altogether very enjoyable experience and I cannot wait to go again.

1 Thank Heather W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

In my opinion, Cafe Mélusine is the best place to eat and drink in the region, with lovely food (The Pavé being my favourite, and cooked to perfection!), the staff are great, always very helpful and friendly. It is a rather pleasant place to sit and eat, both inside and outside. I've taken several family members and friends with me... More 

1 Thank Luke S
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a quait little pub in the middle of the village of Vouvant. Fun, very well frequented by locals and visitors alike. Good owner, who is observant and friendly. Food is baic but very acceptable. Reasonably priced, Eating in or out. Quite an atmosphere. Close to the Melusine tower and the river. Nice place to meet up with friends.

Thank lebarail
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Don't know what was up here but they didn't want to serve us lunch. 2 guys came up separately and both disappeared when we indicated we wanted lunch. Neither reappeared so we left.

2 Thank Matt T
Boulech8, Propriétaire at Cafe Melusine, responded to this review
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Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The food was very good and well priced. Service was efficient and very friendly. Whole place had a very friendly atmosphere.

Thank Dougleface
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Perfect place for a coffee and a citroen presse. Great owner who amused my friends and brought out a bowl of water for Eric the dog. Lunch menu looked good. Worth going back to.

1 Thank Mark C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
French, Pizza, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Seating, Television, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 rue du Duc D Aquitaine, 85120 Vouvant, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Vendee  >  Vouvant
  • Phone Number: +33 2 51 00 81 34

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