Between the Place Royale and the Bouffay district is a playful restaurant dedicated to the wonders of childhood. Les Fils à Maman, opened by school friends Jérémy and Alexandre, features a dining room filled with large communal tables, toys and collages of the owners’ childhoods on the walls, along with playful odes to their mothers on the menu. (One of the items listed on the dessert menu says “I wasn’t kind enough today, I’m not allowed to have dessert”). Brunch at this (big) kid-friendly establishment includes fresh juice, a hot drink, fresh bread, and a main course and dessert of choice,
Address: Les Fils à Maman, 14 Rue Beauregard, Nantes, France, +33 2 40 20 06 26
Near the Place Royale, Sugar Blue Café entices visitors with the aroma of coffee ground fresh to order. Sourced from several different countries, including Brazil, Ethiopia and Costa Rica, each brew here offers a flavor unique to its origin. Customers can enjoy their coffee as an espresso, latte or cappuccino, while food at Sugar Blue includes a selection of pies, quiches, sandwiches, soups, salads, and desserts, changing week to week depending on the availability of ingredients.
Address: Sugar Blue Café, 4 Rue de l’Arche Sèche, Nantes, France, +33 9 83 24 19 24
Like Sugar Blue Café, 92,5° Coffee Shop is best known for its unique blend of Ethiopian and Bolivian, 100 per cent Arabica coffee. Noticeably fruity and nutty in flavor, all of this café’s coffee is certified organic and ground hot to preserve its flavor and avoid the bitterness often associated with low quality brews. 92,5° Coffee Shop offers traditional lattes and cappuccinos, but instead, try their caramel latte that comes topped with whipped cream and drizzled with salted caramel.
Address: 92,5° Coffee Shop, 3 Allée Jean Bart, Nantes, France, +33 2 40 48 00 86
For some of the best hot chocolate in Bouffay complete with a large dose of marshmallows, check out Coffee in Vancouver. This quaint café with a focus on North American specialties is the perfect place to enjoy a quick breakfast before heading out to explore the city. Pair your hot chocolate or Fair Trade coffee with a selection of Coffee in Vancouver’s pastries, which include muffins, cupcakes, cheesecake and pecan pie. Savory bagel sandwiches are also featured on the menu.
Address: Coffee in Vancouver, 21 Rue des Carmes, Nantes, France, +33 9 81 39 47 28