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cafe des Arcades

place des Ormeaux 1, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
+41 26 321 48 40
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good41%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible11%
2 weeks ago
“Burger lunch was okay but nothing great ”
4 Jul 2016
“Looked busy with locals so we tried it”
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Cafe, European, French
££ - £££
place des Ormeaux 1, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The people are super friendly and nice but the burger was not how I had ordered it and on an international comparison, pretty poor. Otherwise it was a prefect okay meal... Expensive though

Thank DordjeLondon
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This cafe is in the Town Hall square, pleasant enough but NOT in the breath taking old town down by the river

Thank Happychap103
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We had lunch there, because a very good restaurant across the street was full. The experience at Café des Arcades was fairly disappointing. While some of the food is fine (although standard), some of it was quite bad: for example, a "spring salad" consisted mostly...More

Thank Renato Z
Reviewed 9 November 2015

I was there only once, but cafe des Arcades seems to be a good choice for someone who wants to eat a good meal and drink a good coffee in the city center. Moreover, the place itself is really nice and the stuff is really...More

Thank Piotr5
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Like many places in this area it was a bit of an adventure given limited English on their part and extremely limited French skills on my part but it worked in the end. Went here for dinner and ordered the "Real US Burger" which was...More

Thank FCtraveler00
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

The staff were pretty incompetent. They didn't clean our table when we sat down. They were out of mayonnaise and have very few arrive options. The terrace was full of mostly bikers in leather. Not exactly a charming experience. We won't return.

2  Thank 71htravels
Reviewed 20 January 2015

The cafe is located next to Best Western de la Rose in Fribourg, overlooking the cathedral and the square. We only had breakfast there, but what a breakfast!!! The place serves only coffee and croissants for breakfast, but these are absolutely the best croissants I...More

Thank LanaRus
Reviewed 14 September 2014

I agree with many of the previous reviewers in that this is a great place to soak up the local Fribourg vibe. The cafe is located off the main square and offers ample opportunity to admire the architecture and/or just do some people watching. The...More

Thank SammyhKhan
Reviewed 26 July 2014

This cafe is a wonderful introduction to Fribourg. The food was very well prepared, creative and used fresh local ingredients. The restaurant is reasonably priced (for Switzerland). Service was relaxed and friendly. Typical of Swiss restaurants you will have to ask for your bill. The...More

Thank Alan K
Reviewed 11 March 2014

If you want to experience the ambiance of locals speaking French, good food and friendly service, this is a good place to go. Book ahead for lunch if you have limited time, and then do not be in a hurry anyway because the service can...More

Thank Mandhi_10
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: place des Ormeaux 1, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Fribourg  >  Fribourg
  • Phone Number: +41 26 321 48 40
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