Restaurants

French in Caen

Café Mancel

In the same building as the Musée des Beaux-Arts within the Château de Caen, this stylish place serves up delicious, traditional French cuisine – everything from pan-fried Norman-style beefsteak to hearty Caen-style…
Burgers in Caen

L'Atelier du Burger

Near the end of bar-lined rue Écuyère, this place does a busy trade in juicy, thick burgers piled high with guacamole, grilled onions and other toppings. The burgers are truly top-form, and so are the chips. It's an…
Modern French in Caen

À Contre Sens

À Contre Sens’ stylish interior and serene atmosphere belie the hotbed of seething creativity happening in the kitchen. Under the helm of chef Anthony Caillot, meals are thoughtfully crafted and superbly presented. …
Cafe in Caen

Dolly's

This colourful British-style cafe is popular and often full, so can take a bit of pushing and shoving to get a seat, but it's the place for greasy fry-up brekkies, burgers, fish and chips (€13.50), plus salads and h…
Cafe in Caen

Dolly's 2 Go

This take-out and 'petite sœur' branch of Dolly's round the corner is a small spot with fine smoothies, coffee and wholesome food, including delectable and finger-licking, crispy – yet squidgy – brownies. Grab a hug…
Burgers in Caen

L'Atelier du Burger

At this smaller branch of this successful burger name in town, you'll probably have to squeeze sideways past the punters waiting for takeaways to reach the tables at the back; but the burgers are fabulous and servic…
French in Caen

Le Bouchon du Vaugueux

The giant wine cork marks the spot at this tiny bistrot gourmande (gourmet bistro), which matches creative modern cooking with a first-rate wine selection (from €4 a glass), sourced from small producers all over Fra…
Vietnamese in Caen

Sa Se Su

Popular Sa Se Su serves up delicious bowls of bun bo (rice noodles mixed with lettuce, carrots and coriander, and topped with beef, chicken or shrimp). It's a friendly, local favourite, with a few outdoor tables, an…
Noodles in Caen

Mian Mian

This Chinese place with a mezzanine is always buzzing with diners; so much so, it needs to find a bigger space. The draw is Mian Mian's noodles, done to a turn and delivered to the table in large, steaming bowls – m…