Montpellier is a beautiful and trendy southern French city with no desire to be left behind, so it is adapting to the new brunch trends wonderfully. We’ve put together a list of the best spots to try.
This cute coffee shop situated in the center of Montpellier, minutes from the Place de la Comédie, is not only a great place to stop for a relaxing cup of coffee but also one of the best places in the city to go for a delicious brunch. It has the feel of an American or Anglo-Saxon coffee shop, rather than a typical French one, but that will just make homesick visitors feel even better. The brunch has a great selection of both sweet and savory food.
Fairview Coffee, 6 rue Loys, Montpellier, France, +33 09 80 56 39 39
Café Noisette is a cozy café, decorated in an original way mixing textures and colors to bring out the brightness and happiness that it oozes. Their brunch is of top quality, but some of their cakes and desserts, especially their cupcakes, should also be noted. The sweet little touches create a welcoming, cheerful atmosphere perfect for starting the morning. Apart from typical hot drinks, they also have their own cold drinks that are made with lemon and raspberries, a very refreshing recipe.
Café Noisette, 21 Boulevard Pasteur, Montpellier, France +33 4 67 16 77 49
Those who are looking for a healthier brunch option to undo some of the damage that typical French breakfasts have done (think croissants, brioches, hot chocolate and delicious tartines) should go to Delecto. The main protagonists of the brunch here are fruits and veggies. On top of yummy coffees and hot drinks, visitors who brunch here will be able to enjoy freshly made smoothies, which is a great and delicious way of eating some of your five a day without even noticing. To start the day off in the best way possible, this brunch is an optimal choice.
Delecto, 3 Rue des Ecoles Laïques, Montpellier, France +33 4 67 02 08 96
Mademoiselle & Chocolat
A top place to go for brunch in Montpellier is this splendid locale. It has a cheaper brunch than most, but it is just as complete and filling as some of the other options. Their famous, succulent chocolate will of course be present in the food selection that is served, but is accompanied by eggs, sausages and potatoes, balancing out the sweetness of their star plate.
Mademoiselle & Chocolat, 10 Rue Roucher, Montpellier, France +33 4 99 63 18 45
Offering a typical English breakfast, Beehive is a home away from home for British in Montpellier. It is a hearty brunch option for everyone else. Beans, eggs, omelets, potatoes, bacon and sausages will be some of the key stars in this brunch, so it is not meant for the light-hearted, or vegetarians. The price is affordable without compromising on the quantity or quality.
Beehive, 15 Rue du Plan d’Agde, Montpellier, France +33 09 66 94 53 71
Cafe, Restaurant, Coffee, French, Dessert, $$$
One of the best and newest brunches in Montpellier is that served at Manhattan Coffee, a cute cafe with a cosmopolitan feel. The sunny terrace makes for a great place in which to enjoy the great southern French weather. The cafe also has an amazing selection of sweet and savory treats, including freshly-pressed orange juice and some yummy desserts. The service is quick and friendly and the atmosphere vivacious, complementing the food to create the perfect place for a relaxing and filling Sunday brunch.
Manhattan Coffee, 14 Place du Nombre d’Or, Montpellier, France +33 4 34 11 33 55
Restaurant, Mediterranean, French, European
This restaurant is one of the best in Montpellier, as its innovative approach to food charms tourists. Here the dishes are served in cylindrical cups, with the ingredients layered in such a way that they not only complement each other in regards to the flavors and textures, but also aesthetically, making for beautiful culinary displays. For brunch, visitors can try some of their tasty desserts, flavorsome meals or refreshing drinks, all in a modern environment. It is in an excellent location in Montpellier’s old town, minutes away from the cathedral and other top attractions.
Playfood, 16 Boulevard Louis Blanc, Montpellier, France +33 04 34 22 61 52
Cafe, Restaurant, French, $$$
French Connection is a great restaurant in the center of Montpellier, and although it does not offer brunch menus per se, it is quite easy for visitors to arrange to have their own brunch here, combining several of the delicious options on the menu. Their eggs Benedict are outstanding and their lush milkshakes will give anyone a decent dose of sugary goodness for a while. To top it all off, the service is quick, efficient and friendly. Visitors are sure to enjoy a laid-back brunch experience at this cafe.
French Connection, 45-47 Rue de l’Aiguillerie, Montpellier, France +33 06 76 60 76 38
Cafe, Pastries, $$$
Mary Cherry is an American-inspired cafe that has some of the best cupcakes in Montpellier. Many locals and tourists come here for the delicious cupcakes, which are famous around the city. However, not many are aware that this cafe also offers a succulent Sunday brunch. Their donuts, bagels, cakes, eggs and other foods combine together to create a meal that balances sweet and savory, but it is the sweet-toothed who will truly appreciate the flavors at this locale.
Mary Cherry, 1 Rue de l’Université, Montpellier, France +33 04 67 57 68 01
La Panacée is one of Montpellier’s gems, a lively museum that has interactive exhibitions and a great restaurant that will immediately immerse visitors in a fun, French atmosphere. Their Sunday brunch is excellent: travelers are able to get a hot drink, fruit juice and access to a great buffet that strikes the perfect balance between the sweet and the savory options for brunch. Weather permitting, it is also possible to sit outside on their lovely patio.
La Panacée, 14 Rue de l’Ecole de Pharmacie, Montpellier, France +33 04 34 88 79 79