With a combination of delicious food, great wines and a real ambience, Café Rouge has embodied the style and je ne sais quoi of French dining since it opened way back in 1989.<br>Now with over 90 sites across the country it's just the place to mull over the morning papers with a cafe au lait and a croissant, pop in for a spot of lunch, share a post-work drink or relax over an evening meal.<br>The menu covers a range of French classics from croques and baguettes, ideal for a quick and easy snack, to more substantial fare such as steak frites and boeuf bourguignon. Likewise, the wines are predominately French; many made by lesser known producers, and provide the perfect accompaniment to the food on offer.<br>No hassle, no rush, no skinny- decaff-double-shot-to-go, just a vibrant atmosphere that moves with your moods throughout the day.
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Cafe Rouge - Kingsway
Had the French onion soup, a glass of wine and the chicken and chips (prix fixe) dinner. The sound was good but the chicken over grilled and quite dry- the charred BBQ taste was also overwhelming. Cute little place but should've just had the soup and wine...more
I really enjoyed this place directly across from St. Paul's Cathedral, a great location in the city. It is a nice French joint that has wonderful croissants, coffee, a great breakfast of eggs, sausage potatoes. This is my first time here so I can't offer much in way of the menu offerings.
The best was the waitress and I should have gotten her name. She was absolutely delightful and though I...more
A friend and I were actually planning on going to all bar one for a breakfast catch up but after the chef was a no show we popped over the road to cafe rouge.
Choice is quite good - not so many savoury options but I always fancy something sweet for breakfast anyway. I ordered a grapefruit juice and pain Perdu with caramelised peach, creme fraiche, blueberries and strawberries and my friend...more
Fantastic staff. I left my corporate credit card here after breakfast one day and went back hoping it had been found. Not only had they found it and put it to one side in a clearly labelled envelope, they had tried to notify me by email. I was very impressed by how seriously they took the situation and how well they handled it. They even gave me a cappuccino on the house!
The breakfast was...more
One of the worst Cafe Rouge locations, ever. It's close to LSE for an alternative to the normal lunch options. Yet, with Bill's just opening across the street, I'd rather go there.
The service is sad. The waiters constantly look like they want to just quit their job as they don't want to be there...which is rude to patrons.
Ordered the steak and frites for lunch- frites had way too much...more