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Cafe Le Voltaire

12 rue Nationale, 59800, Lille, France
+33 3 20 54 82 08
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“ham” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
12 rue Nationale, 59800, Lille, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago

the condition of this cafe is so worse... we drink beers on the first floor. there are so many flies flying around you all the time. They are on the wall, on the table even can fly into your glass... so disgusting!!! I upload four...More

Thank LucBurry
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

If you want to get good crepes you need to try the sweet ones over at the cafe le Voltaire... the place is pretty small but clean and offers good service

Thank nihan19721969
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

This cafe is located on a busy street but not for from the Main Square. It is larger than it looks from the outside as it has a pleasant balcony seating area. The service is friendly and efficient. The food is cooked in an area...More

Thank LauraDaveJames
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

It was really great to discover this authentic cafe restaurant in Lille. There are Paul’s cafes on every corner, which is fine, but harder now to find genuine independent places like this, serving freshly made, excellent tasting food. This place specialises in buckwheat galette with...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Visited at lunchtime and had crepes~ banana & chocolate; ham (galette) and a flambee (Grand Marnier) one with chestnut and cream. We thoroughly enjoyed them. We also had two large coffees and one hot chocolate, all for €31.60. Competent and pleasant waiter, and a nice...More

1  Thank Clare G
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We found Cafe Le Voltaire while walking through Lille. Unlike a lot of other restaurants here it was open noon to 2100. The service was a little slow, but normal for Europe and the waiters were very friendly and helpful. They have a large selection...More

Thank CFofLL
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Finding a place for a bite after 2PM is a challenge. This spot worked out very well as we were having a feast for dinner, we just wanted a little something. It worked out very well.

Thank Riskm
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Family-owned business. Excellent galettes and cider. Open for break, brunch, lunch, and dinner. The best service I received in Lille.

Thank Cheyenne0515
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We sat in sweltering heat and ate tasty buckwheat crepes, sipping on local white wine. A relaxing atmosphere only diminished by the French lack of air-conditioning on one of the hottest days of the year. A diverse menu and friendly waiter, who provided an English...More

Thank Peter0457
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Pros Food - exceptional and totally loved it Pricing - reasonable Cons Felt totally discriminated against. The waiter served every other table except us...until he felt he had to Most annoying factor is a French lady sat next to us and was immediately served, made...More

Thank Greg W
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 rue Nationale, 59800, Lille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Nord  >  Lille
  • Phone Number: +33 3 20 54 82 08
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