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Where to Find the Best Brunch in Bordeaux

Last Updated on 27th October 2022 by Sophie Nadeau

Brunch and Bordeaux. Bordeaux and brunch. The two words go together like wine and cheese, or France and Châteaux. And as such, while in the foodie city of Sout Western France, be sure to book yourself in for the ultimate breakfast treat: brunch! Here’s where to find the very best brunch in Bordeaux

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If you’ve never considered visiting the wine city of Bordeaux before, then it’s well worth a visit and totally worth your time! Home to plenty of 18th-century architecture, endless foodie hotspots, and even two wine museums, Bordeaux makes for the perfect weekend getaway, whether it be with friends, as a solo traveller, or even as a romantic escape.

If you don’t have as much time in Bordeaux, then be sure to check out our suggestions for one day in Bordeaux. Either way, read on to learn about some of the best brunch places in the southwest French city…

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Mama Shelter, 19 Rue Poquelin Molière, 33000 Bordeaux, France

If all you can eat buffets are your thing, then Mama Shelter is the place to go. Serving brunch from midday to 4 pm on Sundays, this hip restaurant (which also has an adjoining and equally trendy hotel), there’s even a terrace to eat outside when the weather is warm. Breakfast goodies on offer at Mama Shelter include full English items, as well as pastries, and numerous savoury options.

Kitchen Garden Café, 2 Rue Sainte-Colombe, 33000 Bordeaux, France [PERMANENTLY CLOSED]

Editor’s note: As of the 25th July 2021, Kitchen Garden has permanently closed.

If you’re a non-meat eater and are looking for the ultimate alternative to brunch in Bordeaux, then you simply must head to the Kitchen Garden Café. In lieu of scrambled eggs, scrambled tofu is served, while the coffee is all organic, as are many of the rest of the ingredients.

Inside, the decor is light, bright, and minimalist, while the exterior is home to numerous outdoor Bear in mind that as the place can get pretty busy (especially on the weekend), be sure to book a reservation in advance so as to ensure you get a space for you and your friends!

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The Breakfast Club, 27 Rue des Ayres, 33000 Bordeaux, France

With a name like ‘The Breakfast Club,’ you already know that the food is going to be good! Oh, and the fact that it’s one of the best rated brunch spots in Bordeaux makes it even more worth the visit! Open from Wednesday through to Sunday, this café serves traditional British fare, including tea and scones, crumpets, as well as traditional British teas.

For those looking for something a little more filling, salads, jacket potatoes, and sandwiches can also be found on the menu. What’s more is that this foodie spot in Bordeaux can be found just a couple of minutes (180 metres away) from the Victor Hugo car park which is rather unique in that it has a car installation sticking out of it making it one of the coolest secret spots in Bordeaux.

Cafeincup, 15 Rue des Argentiers, 33000 Bordeaux, France

Cafeincup actually has three locations across Bordeaux, so you may want to verify which one you’re closest to when looking for brunch options in the city.

One of the key things to know about this spot is that they actually serve unlimited coffee together with the set brunch menu which is a rather unusual phenomenon in Europe. If you don’t want to commit to the full brunch, you can also order speciality coffee and smaller breakfast plates.

Contrast Café, 16 Cr du Chapeau-Rouge, 33000 Bordeaux

For the prettiest speciality coffees in town, I recommend visiting what may be the all-time best brunch in Bordeaux, Contrast. Steps away from Bordeaux’s historic cathedral, this café may well have it all: pretty decor, incredible food, lovely lighting, and some great plate ware.

Brunch is served all week, with the exception of Thursday (when the coffee shop is closed). And once inside, you can order a set brunch menu for just over €20. Alternatively, if you’re not feeling as hungry, simply opt for items a la carte.

Although Contrast doesn’t take bookings, be sure to arrive earlier in the day (and even up to ten minutes before opening) to ensure that you get seated and won’t have to queue for the limited space. Another reason to visit earlier in the day is that once the food runs out for the day, it runs out and Contrast remains open only for drinks.

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Plume Bakery & Coffee, 32 Rue Cheverus, 33000 Bordeaux, France [PERMANENTLY CLOSED]

Editor’s note: As of September 2021, it would appear that Plume Bakery is permanently closed. It has since been replaced by a pub named MAGNUS, which is now the eatery in operation at the address.

In English, the word ‘plume’ is literally translated feather. This bakery and coffee shop can be found on the fringes of the historic heart of Bordeaux, not far from the Cathédrale Saint-André. Created with a customer-focused service in mind, this beautiful coffee destination incorporates international elements and serves a selection of savoury and sweet snacks.

For those who don’t eat meat, it’s worth noting that Plume is accommodating of vegans and vegetarians. Although Plume is open daily, be sure to arrive earlier in the day as no brunch bookings are taken.

Books & Coffee, 26 Rue Saint-James, 33000 Bordeaux, France

For bibliophiles who love all things coffee-related, there’s no better place to go than to Books and Coffee. Open on a daily basis (though Monday hours start slightly later), there’s also a wonderful tea selection for those who prefer their caffeine served in another form. In terms of brunch, a set menu is offered.

OURS Café, 18 Rue Sainte-Colombe, 33000 Bordeaux, France

Located in the Saint Paul district of the city, Ours Café functions as both a coffee shop and concept store, meaning that as well as being a nice place to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat, you can also shop for small trinkets and souvenirs of your time in the South West French city.

The space also functions as a yoga studio. When it comes to the menu, it’s worth noting that this brunch place in Bordeaux has both sweet and savoury options on the menu. As well as granola and sweet pancakes, other food options include avocado toast, various burgers (including a veggie option), and falafel bowls.

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