The 10 Best Brunch And Late Breakfast Spots In Toulouse's Centre Ville

Main entrance of Matabiau station
Main entrance of Matabiau station | © Welshleprechaun/WikiCommons
Peggy Lee

Toulouse, or ‘the pink city’, as the French call it on account of its red brick buildings, is one of the most beautiful cities in the south-west of France. Whether you live there or you’re visiting you may want to treat yourself to a breakfast or brunch in one of the city’s many cafés or restaurants. Here are 10 of the best places to go for an early treat.

1. EVE Cuisine Maison

Coffee Shop, Tea

This little restaurant/café is situated near Toulouse’s main station in a lovely district near Toulouse’s old and beautiful cemetery. The place has vintage décor with light green wood paneling and patterned wallpaper. All the cooking is home-made and the scones and cheesecakes are delicious. Eve Cuisine Maison does a mean brunch on Sundays which can be enjoyed on the terrace if the weather permits. They also do tasty and healthy lunch meals including home-made soups and quiches, all at a reasonable price.

Café Den Coffeeshop

Den refers to the English word meaning a cozy place where you feel safe and at ease, and Ðen is a Vietnamese alphabetical letter which also stands for black coffee. True to its name, the atmosphere in this café is warm and laid-back. The place is spacious and filled with light featuring a minimalist design, and local artists’ works are often exhibited on the walls. They do good coffees with various flavors and their cakes are covered with creative icing decorations.
Address and telephone number: St Georges city mall, 51 bis rue du Rempart St Étienne, Toulouse, France, +33 953 13 14 57

Café Den | Courtesy of Café Den Coffee shop

2. Dennys Coffee Bar and Ice Cream

Coffee Shop, Tea , Dessert

If you love brunch but have dietry allergies or intolerances, then Dennys is the place for you. They do gluten-free cakes and lactose-free drinks. This is a wonderful find, as these kind of food allergies are still very little recognized in many cafés and restaurants in France. They also serve amazing coffees, all made with certified organic coffee. The place is close to the center but it’s just outside of the very busy area so it shouldn’t be too difficult to get a table.

3. Le Café du Commerce

Restaurant, Healthy

This little café/restaurant‘s terrace looks over the beautiful Halle aux Grains, a former corn exchange that was transformed into a concert hall in 1974. They have two rooms, one is decorated with a giant chalkboard, school-like wooden chairs and tables and red brick walls, whereas the other is decorated more like a classical Parisian café. They do brunch on Sundays which includes a hot meal and a freshly squeezed fruit juice, but the price also includes an all-you-can-eat sweet and savory buffet selection and unlimited hot drinks.

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