Last Updated on 28th October 2018 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…
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.
Address | 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
Address | 2 Rue Sainte-Colombe, 33000 Bordeaux, France
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!
The Breakfast Club
Address | 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! 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.
Address | 40 Rue Vital Carles, 33000 Bordeaux, France
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.
Plume Bakery & Coffee
Address | 32 Rue Cheverus, 33000 Bordeaux, France
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
Address | 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.