The Best Cafés in Amiens, France

Find coffee and croissants at these cafés in Amiens
Find coffee and croissants at these cafés in Amiens | © Marco Verch / Flickr
Christine Wilson

We round up the best cafés in Amiens, France, from cat cafés to American-style coffee shops and industrial chic haunts, Amiens has plenty to offer the caffeine-hungry crowd.

Much of Amiens’ population are hard-working university students who rely on a regular caffeine fix to get them through their studies. The result is an array of trendy cafés and coffee shops where scholars can hunker down with their books, or meet up with friends for a well-deserved break.

1. Le Café

Cafe, Coffee Shop, French

le cafe amiens
© Le Café

Head to Le Café during the day for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up and light lunch, or visit for an aperitif or nightcap when it transforms into a spot for late-night revelry come nightfall. Quirky and fun, the interior has a colourful, mismatched décor complete with artwork by local artists and a mini library for added cosiness, while a large and inviting terrace cradles its street-corner location.

2. DASI Frères La Brûlerie

Cafe, Coffee Shop, French

The Dasi family has been in the coffee business in Amiens since 1962, where they began as a roaster and supplier for hotels, restaurants and bars. In 2014, they opened up their flagship shop and café in the city: a hip, industrial-style haunt where you can settle in with one of their single origin roasts made from beans hailing from over 35 different countries. If coffee isn’t your thing, choose from a variety of teas from coveted French brands such as Palais des Thés and Kusmi Tea.

3. Miam's

Cafe, Restaurant, Pastries, French

miams juice cafes in amiens
© Miam's Amiens

Not only does Miam’s serve some of the best, no-frills food in Amiens, it also doubles as a place where you can grab a quick beverage like a cold-pressed juice, milkshake or homemade iced tea. Pair it with something sweet from the pastry counter, such as a slice of the café’s signature cheesecake or a classic French crêpe while seated in a comfy armchair in their intimate and relaxed dining area.

4. Star Coffee

Cafe, Coffee Shop, French

Get a taste of New York City in this Americanised version of a French café, serving a selection of grilled paninis, burgers and pancakes alongside coffees blended with Nutella, milkshakes and a “USA Big Coffee” – another moniker for a classic drip brew. They also offer an epic brunch on Saturdays and Sundays where you can chow down on crêpes, bacon, pastries, mini croques monsieurs and more, for a bargain €20 per person.

5. Les Coeurs de Marie

Cafe, Tea Room, French

le coeurs de Marie
© Les Coeurs de Marie

For photo-worthy tarts, fresh-baked macarons d’Amiens – a regional speciality made with almond flour and apricot jam – and a vast menu of teas, look no further than Les Coeurs de Marie. Savour it all from the feminine, casual interior that sees a spectrum of soft greys with splashes of hot pink, or from the intimate outdoor terrace.

6. Mug and Cats

Cat and Dog Cafe, French

If you prefer to pair your coffee with furry friends instead of dessert (though, be sure not to overlook their cake slices and granola bowls), then a visit to Mug and Cats is a must. The interior is designed with cats in mind, yet ends up being just as comfy for humans with cushioned wicker chairs (to keep the furniture scratch-free, of course) and sticks of driftwood that serve as scratching posts. Go simply for the kitties’ company, or you could even head home with your own in tow through their adoption programme.

Culture Trips launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes places and communities so special.

Our immersive trips, led by Local Insiders, are once-in-a-lifetime experiences and an invitation to travel the world with like-minded explorers. Our Travel Experts are on hand to help you make perfect memories. All our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

All our travel guides are curated by the Culture Trip team working in tandem with local experts. From unique experiences to essential tips on how to make the most of your future travels, we’ve got you covered.

Edit article