The Top 10 Brunch Places In Les Brotteaux, Lyon

© Pierre Jean Durieu
© Pierre Jean Durieu
Photo of Oonagh Turner
9 February 2017

Les Brotteaux is a charming district of Lyon, situated between the old Brotteaux Train Station and the Rhône River. The quarter is a popular spot for those seeking the traditional Lyonnaise cuisine that has put the French city on the map. Here are our suggestions for where to go.

Le Grand Café de la Préfecture

This establishment is a short walk along the banks of the Rhône to the outskirts of Les Brotteaux. The café is one of the best loved for a top quality brunch and for a reasonable price, customers can expect an extensive meal comprising of organic, regionally sourced produce.

10 Rue Servient, 69003 Lyon, +33 4 72 60 87 60

Le Grand Café de la Préfecture | ©grandcafeprefecture

Place des Sens

Restaurant, French, European
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Place des Sens opens its doors for brunch every Saturday from 11.30am. The restaurant has three brunch menus on offer for varying prices. The most basic menu offers customers a selection of homemade artisan breads in the house style, as well as boiled eggs and a homemade black olive tapenade.

Boulangerie Chez Jules Brotteaux

For a unique brunch idea, why not pay a visit to the delightful little bakery and cake shop in the heart of Les Brotteaux. The patisserie boasts a vast selection of flaky croissants, muffins and pastries, as well as gourmet sandwiches and seasonal salads. Outdoor seating overlooks the wide boulevard.

Bakery | © JulienDavid/Pixabay


Restaurant, French, $$$
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This particular restaurant is a favorite among locals for its tasty brunches. For a reasonable price, the kitchen serves up authentic French cuisine made from fresh and seasonal ingredients. The interior has been designed in a modern fashion, with minimalist colors and artwork hanging on the walls.

Café des Anges

Brunch at this charming French café mainly comprises of a typical Continental breakfast. For a moderate price, customers can choose from a selection of pastries, homemade breads, homemade jams and fresh fruit juices. Alternatively, guests can choose a tasty spinach pie with a side of fresh salad.

81 Rue Vauban, 69006, Lyon, +33 4 37 24 07 95

Les Gourmandises de Lily

This café and tearoom is a short walk away from the train station in the heart of the district. The bright interior is furnished with colorful sofas and artwork that makes it a delightful spot for a tasty brunch. The tearoom serves creamy coffees or pick from their selection of unusual teas to accompany a freshly made pastry or muffin.

37 Rue Ney, 69006, Lyon, +33 7 87 80 49 31

Patisserie Tixier

Patisserie, French, $$$
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Creme brulee
Creme brulee | © Alpha/Flickr
This classic French patisserie boasts an incredible array of cakes, pastries and gourmet sandwiches that make for a delicious brunch. Choose a delightful crème brulée and tap through the crisp outer shell to the unctuous custard within, or pick a light bun piped with thick, buttery cream, and take to the nearest green or square to enjoy your purchase in the sun.

Le Pain de Sucre

Bar, Restaurant, Brazilian, Vegetarian, $$$
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Head to Le Pain de Sucre, which translates to sugar loaf, giving customers a clue to the type of cuisine it specializes in. The Brazilian restaurant serves some exciting Latin American dishes. The bar is also open during the day so you can enjoy authentic Brazilian cocktails. The décor is in keeping with the Latin theme, with vibrant green and yellow walls and colorful artwork.

Coffret du Gourmet

Crowds are drawn to this brunch spot for its gourmet delicacies. The menu offers mouthwatering bagels filled with fresh salad and French cheeses, tasty home-baked muffins, battered courgettes and freshly made smoothies. This café is small and welcoming, with friendly staff who are on hand to provide top quality service.

84 Rue Boileau, Lyon, +33 4 72 78 00 33

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