This is an especially good place for brunch - you can sit at tables inside by a great fireplace when it is cold, or out on the back patio when the weather is nice. In addition to the fantastic bread, they serve hot meals to order. Casual, and family-friendly. Not all the staff speak English, so if you don't speak French bring a phrase book.
Don't park on the street, drive through the big gate and park in the lot behind the building and walk right in. If there is a line out the door, don't worry - that is the line for the bread at the counter. Walk right past, and through the little shop into the restaurant area and take a seat. You won't regret having a breakfast or lunch at this place!
Favorite Dish: You can enjoy an assortment of fresh breads and patries (select them from the counter), or get a hot meal (ham and cheese omelet is outstanding).
An agreable Tavern and Restaurant decorated after Napoleon’s time, where you can either eat a full meal or have a little snack. Look at the “petite faim” suggestions for a Croque Monsieur or a Tartine de Maquée... this is what I had, a slice of bread with white cheese sprinkled with spring onions and raddishes. Yummy !! I hadn’t eaten that in years :-)
2.50 for a Perrier and 2.10 for a Schweppes Tonic, 4.50 euros for the “tartine” and 6 euros for the croque monsieur. Quite a reasonnable price for a touristic spot !
For those who only want to drink, the tavern Le Cambronne, just in front of the visitors center, offers a pleasant outdoor terrace.