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Grand Cafe Le Florida

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 03/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#325 of 780 French in Toulouse


US$14 - US$27
French, Brew Pub, Dining bars
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 14 October 2021

We visited this cafe on a recent visit to Toulouse. We enjoyed the experience so much that we returned another 3 times during our stay. The service and friendliness of the staff was outstanding and the food was extremely good. We will return to this...cafe when we next visit Toulouse.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 7 October 2021

This is a centrally located restaurant/cafe right on the main square of the Capitol. I went twice for a mid-morning coffee, and regretted it. It's not a bad place to go, but not a good one either. I got the same waiter both times. The...second time, he got the order completely wrong, but his attitude was so negative that I decided not to argue with him. He got into an argument with two other clients over giving them their receipt before they were ready and rushing them out. That is a no-no in France, and both clients expressed their displeasure at such behavior. He gave me my receipt before I asked for it, so I paid and left. I did not feel welcome. I guess they were gearing up for the lunch time rush? I don't know, but I do not recommend. Too many other wonderful places close by. If I'd not been lazier, I would have found one!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 10 August 2021

Had dinner with the family last night. It took quite some time before we got them to take our order. The restaurant was quite busy. But once we ordered our food came surprisingly fast together with the drinks. The waitor was very friendly. The quality...of the food was poor. There was hardly any taste to the meals. We ordered the duck with a foie gras sauce, the salmon with rice, the shrimps with rice and the fish and chips. The rice tasted alright but it looked like they scrapped the pan with the dried up rice in the bottom. It looked like the food was already prepared before ordering and lying there too be served. My wine was served with very greasy handmarks on the glass. All in all the food was not of reasonable quality. It put a damper on our evening. Couldn't wait to leave the restaurant. We skipped desert and coffee altogether. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Floriane M, Marketing at Grand Cafe Le Florida, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2021

Hello, We thank you for your passage, although it did not suit you ... It seems that you came on a very busy day. Thank you for your testimony of which we take note, and serve us to question ourselves. However, we would like to...More

Reviewed 4 August 2020

A staple since 188… Le Florida is a traditional brasserie with all the classics. Friendly service, good food, good location on the place du capitole. Nice experience.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 20 June 2020

On our walking tour of Toulouse, we visit to the Place du Capitole, and stopted at the world-famous Café Du Florida located right in the front of Capitole, (city-hall). Built originally as a chocolate factory, it changed in 1874 to the Café Durand. The inside...architectural style is that of the " Belle Époque " with a great period staircase and lead-painted mirrors made by L. Bourdieu under a large glass roof. There is also a very large outdoor terrace with lots of seating under the cover of umbrellas. At the turn of the century the Grand Cafe Le Florida was very popular with Spanish refugees, Matadors from Vic-Fezensac bull ring, and the young piolets from the pioneering aviation company Compagnie Générale Aéropostale, a then dangerous adventure, and sometime seven fatal for them delivering the mail to the French colonies in Africa and South America. (now air France) Today the Grand Cafe Le Florida, is just a nice place for tourists to stop enjoy the view of the Capitole building and take a coffee or beer depending on the time of day. We ordered a couple of Leffe Blonde Belgian beer's brewed by the Abbaye de Leffe S.A. in Dinant, Belgium, and a cheese sandwich, a little on the expensive side, but it is a premium location after all. TIP: if you are only sitting outside enjoying a coffee and people watching, do go inside a see the magnificent interior of the Café.More

Date of visit: October 2019
soum423, Propriétaire at Grand Cafe Le Florida, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2020

Hello, thank you very much for your comment and to live your feeling, have a good day.

Reviewed 25 February 2020

We ordered a couple of Nutella pancakes. Mine was served overcooked (rather burnt), as you can see in the attached photo. I asked the waitress if they always served them like that and she said without hesitation that they did. She was not at all...sensitive to my comment. And even though I didn't eat it, not even touch it, she charged me for it in full. I will never go back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
soum423, Propriétaire at Grand Cafe Le Florida, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2020

Hello, we are so sorry to read you, we hope seeing you very soon again to show you another way of the Florida. Have a good day sir.

Reviewed 1 January 2020 via mobile

My partner and I dined here tonight and was instantly taken in by the beautiful old French Decor and gorgeous lighting, red velvet curtains and staircase... Unfortunately that’s where the good points ended. -The Virgin Colada was more a smoothie than a Mocktail -After some...time of waiting, eventually The Main was bought out before entree and then removed when the waitress realised we hadn’t received our entree. -The entree was the crab cake, it was luke-warm and the centre was still cold as ice like it was zapped in the microwave after being refrigerated, -The Main I ordered the Confit de Canard and man what a let down....the duck was bland, a little dry. But the mash was lumpy, and tasted like they had only half boiled it, mashed, without any type of seasoning or butter or anything. As hungry as I am from just having arrived from Nantes, I didn’t eat it. We went to McDonald across the straits straight after! Drinks weren’t good Food wasn’t good Service wasnt great. Besides the decor, this place unfortunately has nothing else to offer.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Benoit C, Responsable relations clients at Grand Cafe Le Florida, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2020

Hello, we are sorry to read you, and we will take care of what you write. have a good day.

Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

Very nice breakfast, value for money. Great atmosphere, quite crowded in the morning. Good services, nice place.

Date of visit: December 2019
Benoit C, Responsable relations clients at Grand Cafe Le Florida, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2020

Thanks a lot ! Hope we will see you very soon, have a good day !

Reviewed 7 November 2019 via mobile

This was the third restaurant we tried on Capitole Square, didn’t think it could get any worse. The seating and service were okay, the €19 burger was old, dried up, even the bun was old, fries soggy, mayo and ketchup in fast food packs. Shameful.

Date of visit: November 2019
Benoit C, Responsable relations clients at Grand Cafe Le Florida, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2019

Hello, we are really sorry to read you and we hope that you will come back anyway despite your bad experience, see you soon.

Reviewed 8 October 2019

Good 'brasserie' on the main square of the city, right in the front of Capitole, the city-hall. Very nice decoration inside, beautiful view outside! Wide variety of beers, we tried some of them... When leaving I forgot my iPhone on the table, the waiter found...it and brought to the bar. Half an hour later, when I realized my phone is missing, I could get it from the bar. Thank you guys! Merci beaucoup :)More

Date of visit: October 2019
Benoit C, Responsable relations clients at Grand Cafe Le Florida, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2019

Hello Alex, we are so glad to read your comment and your grade ! We hape to see you soon again :) have a good day.

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Grand Cafe Le Florida is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4