A unique venture in Clermont-Ferrand, the Café-Lecture les Augustes is a non-profit managed by an association that pushes for the advancement of social causes, like the eradication of inequality and illiteracy, while providing organic, locally sourced produce for its customers. Beer, wine, tea, fruit, and pastries can be purchased to enjoy alongside a book, newspaper, or magazine. A passion for language and the written and spoken word are the driving forces of this establishment, and ideas are exchanged in the frequent writing workshops, concerts, readings, debates, and author meet-and-greets that are organized.
Address & telephone number: 5 Rue sous les Augustins, Clermont-Ferrand, France, +33 4 73 37 07 94
An offshoot of the Huyghes Brewery in East Flanders, Belgium, the Délirium Café specializes in craft beer, offering 20 on draught and over 250 in bottles. In stock are blonde, brown, amber, and fruity varieties, including Mongozo, which comes flavored with coconut, banana, or mango, and their own range of high alcohol content Délirium ales. Whatever you choose from the mouth-watering options here, be sure to accompany your selection with one of the café’s generously portioned plates of cold cuts and cheeses.
Address & telephone number: 20 Rue de la Tour D’Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France, +33 9 54 66 54 47
Coffees, teas, pastries, syrups, jams, cakes, chocolate, olive oil, vinegar, caramel, nougat, and terrine, this café deals in them all. The flavors and aromas of this family-run business are something to behold, but despite the range of goods, tea is the main attraction here. All manner of boxes and bags of the stuff, white, black, green, red, smoked, are on sale, as are herbal infusions and cast iron or porcelain teapots. Their delightful little tasting tables are just waiting for the next caffeine connoisseur to wander in.
Address & telephone number: 7 Rue Ballainvilliers, Clermont-Ferrand, France, +33 4 73 91 42 81