The Best Coffee Shops In Grenoble, France

Vue d'ensemble de la place Saint-André, à Grenoble | © Oudetb/WikiCommons
Vue d'ensemble de la place Saint-André, à Grenoble | © Oudetb/WikiCommons
Photo of Oonagh Turner
16 November 2016

The city of Grenoble is a buzzing metropolis at the foot of the French Alps in southeastern France. The glacier river Isère meanders through the heart of the city, and Grenoble’s backdrop is dramatically mountainous, making Grenoble a popular spot among holidaymakers. We’ve rounded up the top five coffee shops in Grenoble so you can stay caffeinated and ready to explore all that the city has to offer.

Sunset over Grenoble | © Clément Belleudy/Flickr

Coffee and Go

This cozy coffee shop lies in the heart of Grenoble’s stunning old town. This spot draws a variety of crowds, from young students to an older clientele for its excellent range of coffee and extensive list of drinks. The cafe also serves up a selection of delicious homemade desserts – their muffins are particularly popular. The inviting atmosphere encourages guests to relax and unwind, despite the suggestion in the name that this is fast and perhaps informal service. The decoration also entices customers to while away the afternoons here, with vintage decor that brings a certain rustic charm to the cafe.

Address & telephone number: 4 Impasse Brocherie, +33 4 76 89 84 46

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Eyes Café

The Eyes cafe is a beautifully decorated space with large wooden tables and cozy sofas making it a warm and inviting spot. Guests can enjoy quality coffee and can even sample authentic Turkish coffee, as well as an array of organic dishes made from fresh ingredients. The cafe also doubles as an art gallery, so visitors can enjoy works from local artists and photographers. This stylish setting is favored among locals seeking a spot for a moderately priced Sunday brunch.

Address & telephone number: 1 Rue Saint Joseph, +33 9 53 81 82 70

Café de France

Rue Bayard is ultimately frequented for its boutique shopping opportunities, so Café de France is an ideal place for a good quality coffee after a day of shopping for original antiques. The decor is in keeping with the tone of the area, with local works of art and antiques sourced by nearby merchants, giving this cafe a quaint, rustic allure. Make sure you book ahead, as this spot is massively popular during the lunch hours.

Address & telephone number: 17 Rue Bayard, +33 4 76 54 53 83

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Columbus Café & Co

Columbus Café & Co has a number of coffee shops across France, but each cafe maintains its individuality by offering the best coffee to its regular customers. The decor is friendly, with a ‘wall of expression’ where customers are urged to freely express themselves in an artistic fashion. The cafe uses premium coffee beans that are sourced from across the world and are roasted to perfection to deliver the best flavor. There is also an extensive selection of syrups and flavors which can be added to enhance the taste of your coffee, from hazelnut to more unconventional flavors like strawberry.

Vue d'ensemble de la place Saint-André, à Grenoble | © Oudetb/WikiCommons

Café de la Table Ronde

Cafe de la Table Ronde is the second oldest coffee house in the whole of France, and given its cozy interior, furnished with authentic French ornaments, a visit transports you back to the 18th century. Established in 1793, customers have been visiting for centuries, all seeking the best cup of coffee in town, and over time, this coffee shop has earned respect on a nationwide scale. The location adds to the charm of this quaint French cafe, as it is situated in an old town square.

Address & telephone number: 7 Place Saint Andre, +33 4 76 44 51 41

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