I love this restaurant. It has such a great, vibrant atmosphere - and naturally the lovely French vibe - and is bathed in wonderful sunlight, even in the depths of winter. Food is delicious and there a nice variety, along with delicious desserts, and a good selection of beverages - alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Service is always good and very friendly, even when they are busy! They have a lovely patio area and the location of the restaurant is in a leafy, lovely vibrant area; nice for dining inside or outside. They even have a winter patio!
I’m a frequent visitor of Café Bicyclette durong the week when the Cafés charm comes to life, but my evening experience was not as charming.
Upon arriving the gentlemen server didn’t seem to know why we sat down (it’s not clear whether they do table service at night or counter service like during the day). He also rudely wondered what we wanted (drinks and a poutine and maybe some water please?)
The female waitress however was very charming and she was busy tending to tables both indoor amd on the patio .
The Café could freshen up its staff with service training, especially during the evening summer nights.
Our server was very friendly. It took over 40 minutes for some of our food to arrive. Some of it still hadn’t arrived and we had been sitting at our table for 1 hour and 50 minutes, so we cancelled the rest of our order, asked for the bill.
It was Cafe Bicyclette’s special Sugar Shack event.
The setting was wonderful, food was delicious, servers were attentive, personable, and enthusiastic. We were here for the sugar shack meal which in itself was awesome. My one criticism would be that the event was supposed to start at 6pm so we arrived approximately 20 minutes early (5:40pm) but they waiting to start serving the meal until everyone had arrived and was seated with drinks. In theory this sounds reasonable and quite considerate but in practice it meant we sat until 7pm before we started to eat
We've previously been to Café Bicyclette about 7 or 8 times for both lunch and dinner sittings and have always enjoyed the food and service but this time was different.
I have to say the quality of food was poor. Also the main dish options for vegetarians was limited to about two dishes on the dinner menu.
I realise Café Bicyclette is a french restaurant but in Edmonton one would think that the servers would be fluent in both languages.
Oddly this time ordering was a bit of a chore due to language issues.
They gave us the wrong salad to start. They offered to fix it but we were under time constraints so we just ate what they brought. The mix up with the salad was because the servers seemed confused with the English language.
It might make it easier for both staff and customers if the menu was in both official languages.
On to the food.
My steak was under-cooked and of a very poor quality.
My wife who is a vegetarian said her food was just OK but far from the quality we we expecting.
All in all, our visit to Café Bicyclette was a disappointment this time.
Unlikely we'll return.
As always, amazing! Would recommend for everyday or something a little different
Delightful server, delicious meal, good value. We were in a hurry to make curtain and they made it happen.
Had an excellent time at the Sugar Shack!!! The food was fantastic and it was a fun way to spend a Friday night.
Although the service was good and the food was tasty, it was incredibly over priced and the portions were tiny.
First visit here. We were very impressed with the food, service and cozy environment. Would definitely recommend....we will be back!
Seemed understaffed and the staff weren’t good at sharing duties. Our waiter was kind and funny though. Food was good but could have been hotter. Overall, a unique restaurant in Edmonton and I’d recommend it.
And background music would have been a great addition.
The meal was lovely, has chicken with couscous and had great flavor. Had yule log dessert. My friend was celiac and enjoyed the steak frites without problem. I was disappointed that there were no dessert options for gluten free.
We very much enjoy coming here to eat, anyone we introduce to this restaurant enjoys it!
The service was friendly and pleasant, although not terribly efficient. The server forgot what wine we ordered, and brought us something completely different. I didn’t send it back because it was a wine I hadn’t tried, and I thought I’d sample it anyway. The food was mediocre at best. The steak et pomme frites was grossly over-seasoned, and was far too heavy on garlic and something else (sage?). My partner had the chicken, which was properly seasoned, but it was tepid by the time it was brought to the table. All in all, it was a passable dinner with friendly service, but the food and service were nothing special, and the whole meal was over-priced for the quality served. Would I go again? Unlikely, if I were to choose the place.
Always a flawless experience. Their new cocktails are stunning and perfectly executed. Best patio in yeg.
Lovely location on the patio. Such great atmosphere. The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly. Don't let a lack of the French language keep you from enjoying this gem of a restaurant.
Arrived at the restaurant and was told to find any table we wanted and she would bring menus and table settings (a service they offer only at dinner). We found a quiet table away from a loud group whose children were running around and they were shouting at and speaking loudly.
After several minutes, the server brought us menus and place settings and told us she would be back. We waited. And waited. And waited. They brought food out for a table that was close to us. Never spoke to us. The table that received their food, FINISHED their food. Still no one came to our table.
The loud group moved beside us and continued to shout at their children across the patio.
We had had enough. So my husband and I left. It's too bad as we had looked forward to trying this place for dinner. Unfortunately, we will not be back and will not recommend to anyone we know that appreciated basic service and a reasonably quiet dining experience.
The food was excellent, service even better. The valentines experience was truly superb!
The food and service was good. On the night we were in the restaurant, there was a reception next door and so there were people from the party who were coming back and forth into the restaurant, which was a bit distracting. There appeared to be only one server in the restaurant that night, and she was doing a good job of keeping up, but when we spoke to her, it felt rushed. Next time I go back, I will try the breakfast/lunch menu to see what they have.
We were there for dinner on a Saturday night. It was a very relaxed, quiet ambiance with nice French music. Our waitress was quite pleasant. I had the onion soup and risotto which was quite good. The Syrah I had from the French wine selection was quite good. My husband had the bone in pork with duchess potatoes which he thoroughly enjoyed. We also had deserts: carrot cake and a layered chocolate mousse. Perfect sizes and decadent. I would recommend that the Café have at least a few copies of English menus on hand. Although I could translate for my husband, he would have appreciated seeing an English menu. I have also been there for brunch in the past which was also an enjoyable culinary experience. Would certainly go back to Cafe bicyclette.
Always an awesome time! Great poutine and great ambiance..
Really awesome patio in the summer time too!!
Went to meet friends at this quiet establishment. Service, ambiance and our poutine appie were promising the rest of the food was mediocre. The main dishes seemed like they were prepared in advance then reheated and then fresh veggies were added to the side. I'll admit the fresh veggies were delicious. Unfortunately for those prices I was fresh everything.
I took my parents and brother to Cafe Bicyclette while they were visiting me in Edmonton. We live around the corner, so I've also been there for brunch. Our food was delicious. I think my parents didn't enjoy their starter salad as much, but everything else was perfect. Nice ambiance and very friendly servers!
We wanted to come for Saturday brunch, but Open Table said there were no bookings available within 2.5 hours of the 1 pm time I requested. We came for dinner on Friday evening instead, but when we arrived we learned that there are no reservations for petit dejeuner and dejeuner, only diner. So that was disappointing. The staff said they would make sure the Open Table information was clearer.
"Should" be sexy, it's cool venue, but isn't sexy. The servers seem to lack confidence; they all look like they just finished high school.
I like it there, but I'd like it better somehow if were grungier maybe. Seems to have an identity crisis.
We had the Merguez grillé and the Ratatouille en Tour. Both were delicious. Service was good, but servers were not familiar with the new wine selection for which there was no printed list. The old wine list was very good so we hope the new one doesn't disappoint.
Good food, not spectacular but it was good overall
For my husband's birthday celebration, we had the french onion soup, and the appetizer special which was a peach bruscetta on baked brie toasts. Delicious! Then we had duck confit done perfectly and a rustic ratatouille. We shared a bottle of wine and dessert. What an enjoyable meal!
Was so not impressed.
Steak and friets was awful, the fries were not crisp, salad was so boring.
Should have stayed home!
The servers at Cafe Bicyclette are always happy to serve us in French, which is delightful for us. The salmon was cooked to perfection.
I had a lovely dinner at Café Bicyclette. The escargot were very tasty and the lamb shank was delicious. The wine list isn't extensive, but seems to have a nice selection of local vintners.
Excellent service, delicious food and crème brûlée to die for, this quaintly warm eatery has everything you need for a special night out. Love eating here before seeing theatre down the hall.
My husband and I went to the bicylette for our anniversary. It is right in our neighborhood. The food is tres' bien! A little on the expensive side but nice for a special occasion. I had the poulet and my husband had the porc. Both were very good. We also had dessert. The chocolate mousse cake was divine and the creme brulee was light and delicious. We will be back!
The spinach salad was exceptional, as were the pastries (lemon tart and chocolate/caramel/peanut tart). Service was excellent and thoughtful. I will be back!
this is a lereasonable proce list on edmont frenchfood at an affordable price
Pretty good price for the menu items. Very decent for groups. Food was overall really good.
My friend and I are vegans, and I was told by the staff if we call them in advance, the cook can fix us a meal. However, when we got there the only option were the salads without the cheese. So we ended up eating a plate of spinach with some pecans, that was it. We were really disappointed. And hungry afterwards! On a lighter note, this is a lovely place that has character (not easy to find in Edmonton) and you can sit outside without a strip mall or parking lot in sight (again, also very rare in Edmonton). The service was great too. I will keep coming back for a cup of coffee.....
My husband and I enjoyed date night at Cafe Bicycelette. We were the only people on the restaurant for most of the meal - which is surprising given the quality of food for a very reasonable price. Our charcuterie plate was mouth watering as an appetizer. Our entrees were very good as well but the appetizer shined.
Excellent food, with portion sizes as you would expect for excellent food. AWESOME outdoor patio.