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#103 of 2,797 Restaurants in Lyon
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Cordeliers - Jacobins
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2 rue de la Monnaie, 69002, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 37 70 85
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Los Angeles, California
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132 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot has already been written about this place. Tartines, what could be simpler, but you need to make them good for people to come back. Well, that is the case, simple, affordable and simply good. A great ambiance, difficult to get seats, as the place is regularly completely packed in the evening. The desserts are amazing, HOME MADE (you... More 

Thank Gaëtan P
Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away on a side street, you'll fall in love with this rustic looking bistro! I had the 3 cheese and pear tartine which is an open faced grilled sandwhich. It was fabulous bursting with flavour. Waitress was very pleasant. Wonderful desert selection although I only had a cappuccino, which was equally satisfying. I would recommend this place and would... More 

Thank Dara777
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent tartines in a lovely and casual restaurant with cute decor. MStaff were busy, but attentive. My boyfriend and I had the duck/cornichon cold tartine, the 3 cheese and pear warm tartine, as well as the soup du jour. Both tartines were good, but the cheese and pear tartine was really excellent. For dessert we had the hazelnut praline tart... More 

Thank Sharnan R
Canton of Valais, Switzerland
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We were positively surprised by this cute restaurant. The service was very friendly and the food simple but delicious. We considered it to be a very authentic experience.

Thank bellini14
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Simple food that was well prepared. Server was incredibly sweet and helped us out in explaining how much we should order :) $32 for a bottle of great house wine, pumpkin soup, potatoes gratin, and two tartines!

Thank tullydanger
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had to wait about 15min for a table for lunch after some heavy rain was over. The food was great and we just looked around at what everyone was eating and ordered. Unbelievably good food for only 57 euros for 3 people. We had our first tartines and were they great. I highly recommend this place!

Thank geofrank164
Kelowna, Canada
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141 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

L'Epicerie is a busy atmospheric little place decorated with shelving of old kitchen cupboard items. They have great tartines (open-faced sandwiches), potatoes gratin, and delicious fruit tarts at great prices. The beer is over-priced and the carafes of wine are not the best quality, but the casual atmosphere and good prices make it a great stop when you just want... More 

Thank dandd35
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A big range of tartines, all very cheap. We particularly enjoyed the sweet tartine (nutella or speculoos). Huge hot chocolates - hot milk served in a bowl and then you add as much chocolate powder as you like. Nice authentic French decor in the restaurant

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The place is open after 3pm, which is not the case with every restaurant in Lyon. It was very good for late lunch/early dinner. We had soup, burger tartines and a plate 'mer et terre ', food was good and fresh, priced reasonably. Not too fancy, but quite popular.

Thank _oksanka_99
Metz, France
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507 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Agree with reviewer Tammam A, the tartines leave a lot to be desired. Do NOT order the goat's cheese and thyme tartine, it is literally thick chunks of stale bread with the thinnest scraping of white gunk. The side salad was literally an overpriced bowl of greens. I tried the white and rose wines to go with these, and both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 rue de la Monnaie, 69002, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Cordeliers - Jacobins
  • Neighbourhood: Cordeliers - Jacobins
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 37 70 85

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