Montpellier is a hip and trendy Mediterranean city in the South of France. Écusson, Montpellier’s old town, is the oldest and most central part of the city and always boasts the latest trends, which means that here you’ll find an abundance of sublime brunch and late breakfast spots. Here’s our list of the top 10.
Manhattan Coffee offers the perfect little pick me up on the most easterly side of Écusson. Here great quality coffee, fresh and locally sourced ingredients and home-made snacks are all on the menu. The friendly and knowledgeable staff is an added bonus. Their brunch in particular has garnered quite a following, so go on a Sunday to sample this end-of-the-week treat. On sunny days, be sure to enjoy your food and drink sitting on the terrace overlooking the stunning Place du nombre d’or.
Address & telephone number: 14, Place du Nombre d’Or, 34000 Montpellier, France, +33 4 34 11 33 55
Nook Café is predominately a place to go for great tea and coffee in a relaxing and cozy atmosphere. There’s plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and free Wi-Fi, making this a great place for a relaxing but productive start to the day. The cafe serves sweet and savory snacks from early morning to late afternoon which are great accompaniments for your iced latte, mocha, filter coffee or fruit tea.
Address & telephone number: 2, rue de l’Ancien Courrier, 34000 Montpellier, France, +33 4 99 65 61 94
Café Noisette only opened in Écusson two years ago but is already a firm favorite on the brunch and breakfast scene in Montpellier. The charming décor of exposed brickwork, floral bunting and mismatched tables and chairs makes the perfect surroundings for your mid-morning meal. Café Noisette has a special brunch menu which is available on Saturdays. You can also satisfy your sweet tooth every day of the week with Café Noisette’s selection of cakes, cake pops and artisan pastries. This might not be the healthiest of breakfasts, but is definitely one of the tastiest.
Address & telephone number: 21, boulevard Pasteur, 34090 Montpellier, France, +33 4 67 16 77 49
At Fairview Coffee, located just a couple of streets away from the beautiful Place de la Comédie, you’ll be met with the aroma of freshly ground coffee and a selection of hot and cold drinks inspired by the seasons. The special brunch option, available on Sundays, is particularly delicious, but if you’re there during the week you won’t have to look far for a tasty late breakfast treat. There’s a wide variety of homemade pastries, sweet and savory pancakes and the house granola made on site to choose from.
Address & telephone number: 6, rue Loys, 34000 Montpellier, France, +33 9 80 56 39 39
Inspired by America’s recent love affair with all things brunch-related, French Connection has opened its doors on this side of the Atlantic to offer great breakfasts to the people of Montpellier. You can mix and match items from the plentiful menu, which includes sweet and savory options (the eggs Benedict in particular is a popular choice) to go alongside your coffee, to stay in or take away. French Connection’s delicious brunch is available every day of the week no matter the time, which is something of a rarity in French cafes.
Address & telephone number: 45-47, rue de l’Aiguillerie, 34000 Montpellier, France, +33 6 76 60 76 38
Montpellier’s Les Fils À Maman is one of around a dozen in France and around the world which serves brunch, lunch and dinner in unique surroundings. The Montpellier branch is located in one of the oldest buildings in Écusson. The original vaulted ceilings and exposed stone work contrast with the bright, pop-art inspired decor. Retro toys and games adorn the walls giving the whole place a young, fun atmosphere in which to enjoy your brunch, made up of one sweet and one savory plate from a choice of 14, along with a hot drink and a fresh fruit juice.
Address & telephone number: 12, rue du Petit Saint-Jean, 34000 Montpellier, France, +33 4 67 60 60 71