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Café Tulipe: Where to Find the Best Coffee in Avignon

Wander into No. 7, Rue Des Trois Faucons at any given moment and you can expect to find speciality coffee, delicious cakes, and a light open space that’s conducive for both working, as well as catching up with friends. On a sunny day, small seats and tables spill out onto the cobbled street in front, basking under the Southern French sun… Here’s how to visit Café Tulipe, i.e. where to find the best coffee in Avignon!

A city known as Avenio to the Romans on account of its windy nature, Avignon is a stunning Provençal city with easy links to France, and indeed the rest of Europe. Famed for its medieval city walls and stint during the 14th-century as the home of seven successive Popes, the French settlement also makes for a great base from which to explore the wider Provence region.

Cafe Tulipe in Avignon, South of France,

Food and drink at Café Tulipe in Avignon

Whether you’re looking for breakfast, brunch, a light lunch, or a casual afternoon snack, you can find all this and more at the best coffee shop in Avignon. Truth be told, I was not expecting much by way of quality caffeine when it came to the café. After all, it’s only been in the last decade or so that the coffee culture revolution has really taken ahold of Paris!

However, I couldn’t have been more incorrect about the beverage offerings at the surprisingly spacious coffee shop. Soon after we strolled into to Café Tulipe, we spied a smart marble-look countertop proudly boasting a La Marzocco coffee machine. As such, whatever the weather, you’re sure to find a beverage you like thanks to cold and hot coffees on offer- all taste wonderful!

Café Tulipe: Where to Find the Best Coffee in Avignon

The menu also boasts delights such as juices, matcha lattés and teas. Thanks to its status as a speciality coffee shop, alternative kinds of milk such as almond are also on offer. The staff are ever so friendly and speak great English, though a few words in French are always appreciated! (Bring along a French phrasebook like this one to help you during your travels). 

While the food offerings are limited, you certainly can’t fault the quality or freshness of the produce. As well as the typical vegan toast and egg ensembles you’d expect to find from any trendy and modern café, more unusual picks include locally made cakes and sweets.

Cafe Tulipe in Avignon, South of France,Café Tulipe: Where to Find the Best Coffee in Avignon in Provence, South of France

Attractions close to Tulipe coffee shop

Thanks to over two millennia worth of history, Avignon has no shortage of things to see and do. If you’re planning a visit to the city for yourself, then be sure to stay within the city walls. After all, everything will easily be accessible on foot, including the best museums, restaurants, and public parks.

Musée Angladon: Set against the backdrop of an 18th-century former mansion house, this small museum showcases a range of drawings, etchings, and paintings by acclaimed artists. Among the collections is the only Van Gogh that still remains in Provence, as well as works by Sisley and Lawrence.

Église Saint Didier: The 14th-century magnificent Gothic church is easily one of the best-kept secrets of Avignon. And not just because this ecclesiastical building is home to the relics of Saint Benezet (i.e. the Saint for which the washed away Pont d’Avignon is named). Instead, this church boasts Renaissance art and stunning stained glass windows.

Musée Lapidaire: This museum is easily the most famous and well-known of the cultural spaces in Avignon. Set within the walls of a former 17th-century church, this museum is home to treasures such as Roman and Etruscan vases and other archaeological finds from Avignon and its surrounds. If you make it your mission to see just one museum in Avignon, make it Musée Lapidaire.

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