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Lyon. Coffee musts

Lyon. Coffee musts

Like other big cities in France, Lyon is developing. Just a few years ago, there were two coffee places with decent coffee, but now there are ... let’s say, enough to live a happy life. Of course, these are not the places that the locals in their golden years visit, as those would be considered too modern. But modern or not, they serve fantastic coffee, tea, juice, and meals suitable for a light lunch or Sunday brunch. 

Coffee and food. Diploid

Well hidden in the 1st arrondisment, this place is a true gem. Along with their nice coffee and other drinks, they have a great selection of breakfast consisting of dishes like porridge with seasonal compote, avocado on toast, pancakes (savoury and sweet), bacon and eggs, and American inspired cakes, but during the day, it is packed because locals come here to have the plat du jour, that changes all the time: one day it is burgers, another salads, a third something else. Great interior, good service, easy going fresh food. Address: 18 Rue de la Platière. www.diploid.fr

Coffee and food. Les Cafetiers

Serving coffee roasted by the famous Paris roastery Coutume cafe, they make it in the best version possible. They serve it in classic versions as well, such as mixed in Chai Latte and other drinks, but Les Cafetiers is not only about coffee – they have a truly great lunch made from local and fresh products; brunch on Sundays is packed, so better reserve. And don't forget to have that chocolate chaud served with marshmallows and cinnamon, and if you go with that, then you might as well take some of their pastries. Address: 36 rue Ferrandière. www.escafetiers.com/en

Coffee and sandwiches. Le Boite a cafe

Be prepared to squeeze in, as there is no day when the place is empty. Lucky are those who get in, others order their coffee to sit outside, even in late, late fall, or just order take away. In addition to classic coffee, they have something seasonal in the coffee, drink, and food aisle. Always great to grab a sandwich, and for those who prefer sweets – the cakes are amazing. Address: Rue de l'Abbé Rozier, Lyon. https://www.cafemokxa.com

Coffee and food. Slake

Hidden in a very central street of Lyon, it’s not the first thing you think you might visit, but how wrong is that, since this place is a gem. Perfectly made coffee, great tea (“it still has to infuse 2 minutes madam” when you want to take it out earlier), and great atmosphere. This is the place where locals come for coffee, lunch with soup and quiche served with salads, tempting sandwiches, and freshly made cakes. Sunday brunch reservations are obligatory. Address: 9 rue de L'ancienne préfecture, Lyon. Www.slake-coffee.com


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Lyon. Pastries and bread

Lyon. Pastries and bread

Paris. Mon amour

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