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11 Top Cafés and Coffee Shops in Bordeaux

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Updated: 7 September 2017
Barista culture is relatively new in Bordeaux, but the great news about that is more and more great coffee shops are opening throughout the city, giving you more cool spots to hang out while you are visiting. Read our guide to 11 of the top coffee shops in Bordeaux.

Books & Coffee

Cafe, Tea , $$$
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There is a very high probability that Books & Coffee will soon become your favorite coffee shop in town. The chilled vibe, the large variety of great coffee and tea and the soothing jazz music in the background make it the perfect spot for a relaxing moment during your day. In addition to that, you can borrow one of the free books available for a quick read while you are there or come with your computer to do some work.

Delicious breakfast and coffee at Books & Coffee

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Mon - None:
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat:
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun - None:
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Meal service:

Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

Atmosphere:

Boutique, Cosy, Relaxed, Stylish, Casual

L'Alchimiste

Cafe, Tea , $$$
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L’Alchimiste Café is a gem locals might be reluctant to share with you. On the corner of the Rue de la Vieille Tour, it is by far one of the best places (if not the best) to drink coffee in Bordeaux. Among the many varieties of coffee, you should try the cappuccino – which is praised by regulars. If you want pure coffee, ask the super friendly staff to help you.

Great way to start your day

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Tue - Fri:
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - None:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Atmosphere:

Boutique, Cosy, Modern, Relaxed

Comptoir Chocola Thé

Cafe, Tea Room, Tea , $$$
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Why not starting your day at a terrace in a coffee shop only few steps away from the Saint André cathedral, one of the most-visited attractions in Bordeaux? The Comptoir Chocola Thé is a very cozy coffee shop, ideal for an intimate meet-up with a friend or for taking a break on your own. You should definitively try their homemade hot chocolate (with whipped cream on top), it’s delicious!

Original decor and great homemade drinks at the Comptoir Chocola Thé

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Mon - Sat:
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sun - None:
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Atmosphere:

Boutique, Cosy, Casual, Relaxed

SIP Coffee Bar

Cafe, Tea Room, Patisserie, Tea , $$$
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Another great café in the Rue des Trois-Conils, come to SIP and enjoy some very well-made brewed coffee in a vibrant and relaxed environment. Make sure to taste any of their yummy cakes or pastries, they are all heavenly good. Even if you’re not into instagraming your food, this place might make you change your mind.

So many yummy home-made cakes at SIP Coffee Bar

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Mon - Sat:
8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Meal service:

Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, All Day

Atmosphere:

Casual, Relaxed, Cosy

Kuro Espresso Bar

Cafe, Tea Room, Tea , $$$
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If you love espresso, cappuccino or macchiato, look no further: Kuro Espresso Bar is the place to go. The owner is a coffee master and the staff is very helpful and knowledgeable, there’s no doubt that you are in good hands! While you’re there, try some of their tasteful homemade pastries.

Espresso in the making.

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Mon - None:
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Fri:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - None:
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Meal service:

Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, All Day

Atmosphere:

Boutique, Stylish, Modern, Relaxed

Verde Nero

Cafe, Tea Room, Tea , $$$
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Only seconds away from the famous Rue Sainte Catherine, Verde Nero is perfect to stop for a break right in the heart of the city. With the earthy decor and the relaxed vibe, you will feel at ease right away. If you are in a hurry and need an energy boost, go for their excellent vegetarian burger and a double espresso.

Inside Verde Nero

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Tue - Sat:
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Sun - None:
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Meal service:

Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, All Day

Atmosphere:

Arty, Cosy, Casual

Cactus General Store

Cafe, Tea Room, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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Welcome to Cactus General Store, a vegan coffee shop in the center of Bordeaux. You will love their homemade pastries (try the carrot cake and thank us later), great coffee but also cold drinks. Everything is fresh and prepared by Amélie and Victor, the two passionate owners of the venue. The place is also a store where you can purchase ethical objects that will embellish your home or spices to add some flavor to your dishes.

Homemade pastries and coffee

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Tue - Fri:
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - None:
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Meal service:

Breakfast, Lunch, All Day, Afternoon Tea

Atmosphere:

Boutique, Cosy, Stylish, Relaxed

Blacklist

Cafe, Tea Room, Tea , $$$
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Great coffee, great food, great staff… the list goes when it comes to describe all of Black List‘s qualities. Right in front of the Hotel de Ville tram station (the city hall station), you should absolutely drop by BlackList for a catch up session with a friend, a quick lunch or an afternoon snack. The staff is very kind and happily serves you fresh food and coffee all day long.

Artist at work

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Mon - Fri:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - None:
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sun:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Meal service:

Breakfast, All Day, Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Lunch

Atmosphere:

Boutique, Cosy, Relaxed, Outdoors

La Pelle Café

Cafe, Tea Room, Tea , $$$
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The first thing you will notice on entering La Pelle Café is how beautifully decorated it is. Then, you will of course be pleased with the incredible taste of the coffee and the warmth of Carlos and Paola, the owners of this wonderful coffee shop in Les Chartrons. The place is suitable for large groups and if you’d like a tasting of grand cru coffees, this can be organized for you and your friends.

The art of making coffee

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Tue - Fri:
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Meal service:

Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Brunch, Lunch

Atmosphere:

Arty, Modern, Stylish

Standby Coffee & Tea

Cafe, Tea Room, Tea , Healthy, $$$
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Looking for a zen escape during your trip? Head to Standby Coffee & Tea and just relax. The welcoming staff will make sure you spend an enjoyable moment in this peaceful haven, and you will greatly appreciate their fresh products and coffee.

Coffee shops are great places to relax|Courtesy of Standby Coffee & Tea

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Mon - Fri:
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - None:
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Meal service:

Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, All Day

Atmosphere:

Relaxed, Stylish, Casual

Finger Food Coffee Shop

Cafe, Tea Room, Tea , $$$
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Make sure to make a stop at this lovely place in Les Chartrons. The owner is super nice and you can eat delicious snacks and drink freshly brewed coffee all day at a very affordable price. Among the wide range of coffees you can choose from, the matcha latte is highly recommended. This place is the right combination of quality and creative recipes in a relaxed atmosphere.

Coffee tastes better when you are in good company

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Mon - Sat:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Meal service:

Breakfast, All Day, Afternoon Tea

Atmosphere:

Casual, Cosy, Relaxed