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Le cafe Mancel

) #71 of 387 Restaurants in Caen ££ - £££ French, European
le Chateau, 14000 Caen, France
+33 2 31 86 63 64
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good52%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
13 Jun 2017
“Perfect spot for a relaxing glass of wine”
31 Jul 2016
“Nice relaxing cafe”
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
French, European
££ - £££
le Chateau, 14000 Caen, France
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Some friends and I visited this place twice during a trip to Caen with work. We all very much enjoyed sitting outside with a few glasses of white wine, chatting and watching the world go by. Can't speak for the food as we didn't sample...More

Thank df86
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We have visited this restaurant a number of times over the years and have never been disappointed. We have always found the food to be excellent, only bettered by the service which is impeccable and friendly. We often ask for Didier's recommendations and he has...More

Thank Robin H
Christian M, Gérant at Le cafe Mancel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Dear Miss Robin and Mister Robin H, What pleasure to welcome you in our restaurant for so many years. Thank you again of your loyalty , we shall always be there to accompany you and share with you lots of new gastronomic moments. Didier and...More

Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed this cafe, we went in there just to grab a cup of coffee/tea. The service is fantastic and very relaxing atmosphere:) also the staff speaks English:)

Thank Ásdís L
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Stopped for coffee - stayed for lunch - wondered why the locals were all dressed smartly. Super food from starter to mains to pudding ...and the cheese a super tasty selection. Liked it so much we booked again for lunch out on the last day....More

Thank CoachCColin
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Located inside the castle so the atmosphere is nice. Yet, the food is average. Service is very good.More

Thank D_and_G_2008
Christian M, Directeur général at Le cafe Mancel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Dear costomer we greatly appreciated your optinion concerning our restaurant ! To understand better your dissatisfaction for the food can you give us more details? Did you have dinner or you have lunch ? What was your choice ? Thank you on behalf of Café...More

Reviewed 6 June 2016

We made reservations weeks in advance after reading the Mancel was a Michelin restaurant. We arrived on a cold, rainy Thursday night. At first thinking the lack of customers was due to the weather, our minds were changed once the food arrived. I can describe...More

1  Thank nancy p
Christian M, Directeur général at Le cafe Mancel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2016

Dear Madam, Thank you for your comments. We are saddened that your dinner of June2nd does not come up to your expectations. I like to remind you that the Café Mancel restaurant was selected by the Guide Michelin Restaurant and detains A PLATE meaning "...More

Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

On a rainy Tuesday in May it was quite quiet. However the food was nice, ambience good and a nice view of the wet castle grounds. Good service, nice food at a reasonable price.

1  Thank John S
Christian M, Directeur général at Le cafe Mancel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2016

Dear John S, Thank you for your magnificent comments which please us ! We receive our customers also on our beautiful and quiet terrace during the sunny days! Plesed to welcome you next time Best regards Christian MAJOREL MANAGER

Reviewed 26 May 2016

Decent food, very tasty cheese selection and freshly baked apply pie (with or without calvados flambé). Don't order fish. Very friendly service.

Thank Peter H
Christian M, Directeur général at Le cafe Mancel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2016

Dear Sir, Thank you for your appreciations! For your information Café Mancel restaurant proposes at anytime of the day a tasting cheese plate salad! See you very soon in our establishment Best regards Christian MAJOREL Manager

Reviewed 26 September 2015

This place is inside the castle of Caen (oldest part are from the 11th century) so technically out of time. Very good and solid food (nothing too fancy, good quality and simple). Large portions. Staff is genuinely kind. We had a very nice on the...More

Thank Lorenzo-Laurent
Christian M, Gérant at Le cafe Mancel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2015

Dear Lorenzo L We thank you for your opinion which warm our heart ! The satisfaction of our clients is essential for us ! The terrace of the Café Mancel restaurant welcomes you from April until October. See you soon in our restaurant Best regards...More

Reviewed 8 August 2015

... and quack like a duck, it is probably a duck! But if you look at a building looking like an underground storage facility with the only signboard stating "Musee des beaux-arts" would you believe it is a restaurant? A few tables with sun umbrellas...More

1  Thank Decebal
Christian M, Gérant at Le cafe Mancel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2015
Google Translation

Cher Monsieur Decebal Nous vous remercions pour vos impressions culinaires qui nous font très plaisir. Vous êtes venus déjeuner en...More

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John H
5 April 2015|
Response from Christian M | Property representative |
Dear Sir you can find our jazz programe on our web site. We don't have a jazz date for the august. Can you give me your mail adress to send you a map ? Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$42
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: le Chateau, 14000 Caen, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 86 63 64
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The Café Mancel is located Inside the Ducal Castle. It is in a quiet courtyard in front of a delightful garden. Its assets are: very peaceful surroundings, a place full of history, a dynamic cultural policy and above all a creative cookery that reinvents the Norman terroir .
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