The Best Coffee Shops In Lyon, France

Patricia Krujalskyte

France is known worldwide for its passion for great quality coffee and Lyon has seen a rise in independent coffee shops in the past few years. Most of them are found off the beaten path and here’s a few of the best ones worth checking out.

La Boîte a Café Mokxa from outside

1. Mokxa

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Coffee

Often hailed as the best coffee in Lyon, La Boîte a Café Mokxa will not disappoint. Located in La Croix-Rousse, a very creative district, Mokxa offers an array of different coffee preparation methods, using syphon, piston, or V60 filters. The owners of Mokxa are very passionate about the beans, roasting, and serving of coffee; other restaurants and coffee shops in Lyon also use Mokxa’s beans. To go with your coffee in La Boîte a Café, you can also enjoy snacks and freshly made pastries by Konditori.

2. Slika

Cafe, French

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Slika describe themselves as an art gallery coffee shop, and even its name is Serbian for paint. In Slika, alongside good-quality coffee that is made from single origin beans supplied by local roasters, guests can immerse themselves in art. Slika exhibits works of artists with graffiti and urban spirit tendencies over a variety of mediums, techniques, and styles. Always full of art lovers and a trendy crowd, Slika offers a perfect atmosphere to relax with a book or strike up a conversation with like-minded coffee lovers.

3. La Bicycletterie

Cafe, French

La Bicycletterie is among the top coffee spots of Lyon. This delightful coffee shop doubles as a bicycle shop, where guests can repair and purchase bicycles or accessories, whether it be helmets, locks, jackets, and ponchos. La Bicycletterie serves top-notch coffees, both hot and cold. As for food, there are salads, soups, sandwiches, and cakes. This is also a place where you can bring your whole family, with a special space dedicated to the little ones.

4. A Chacun sa Tasse Restaurant

Restaurant, Tea

With over 100 varieties on its menu, A Chacun sa Tasse is know for its tea. However, here they also serve 16 types of coffee and creative hot chocolates. The owners of the café are well-known for their friendliness and hospitality that make guests feel welcome. Spread out over two floors, A Chacun sa Tassee is full of snug and comfortable corners to relax with friends or daydream while people-watching through large open windows. Here you should also try their breakfast options and delicious cakes.

5. Le Kitchen Café

Restaurant, French

Le Kitchen Café is a self-titled home for gourmands that offer creative, well-balanced, and carefully selected cuisine on top of great coffee.
Le Kitchen Café is a wonderful combination of perfectly executed main dishes and desserts, great coffee, a friendly atmosphere, and bilingual staff will make this one of your favorite spots in Lyon.
Note: reservations for lunch is possible, however, not required. Interior of Le Kitchen Café | Courtesy of Le Kitchen Café © Adeline Maillet

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