Lyon - Cafes
A café is first and foremost something that is just there, waiting for the tired passer-by who happens to walk that way. And then whether it happens to be a grand square such as Place des Terreaux, Place Louis Pradel or just an alley in the Old City, is not so important. However, for those who don’t just want to see – but also to be seen – there are, of course, a great number of addresses to go to.
Grand Café des Négociants
This is the place if you want to be sure that you are never in the wrong place. This is always right. Heavy curtains, exquisite plasterwork and mirrors everywhere for Lyons’ silk merchants who wanted to be able to keep an eye on each other. A monument in Lyon. What the Café Flore is for Parisians.
Café Pignol is one of Lyon’s most famous cafés/tea houses. Here you can enjoy a cup of coffee and a nice pastry. If you are feeling hungry there is a lunch menu too.
This bustling café is open all day and is a popular place among the younger crowd. It´s easy to spot since there is a beautiful Peugeot 203 parked right in front of the terrace. This trendy and relaxed cafe also holds weekly art exhibitions.
Le Broc Café
Le Broc Café welcomes you in a lovely, warm atmosphere, located just in the central of Lyon. The café offers different specialties from the region, well worth a visit.
Enjoy fresh seasonal and homemade food at this friendly and colourful café. If you have a sweet tooth then have a delicious chocolate cake or a pastry. The staff also serves brunch on weekends. This is a popular place among the arty crowd.