It’s been just about a month and half since I moved to Bordeaux.
It’s easier here than in Paris to find cool places that become quickly “my” spots, where I already like to go as often as I can.
Fortunately, many cool places I discovered are really close to my future apartment in St Michel. Of course, another article with more ideas to eat and drink in the city will probably be written in the next few months. I wanted to share theses “first” discoveries though.
22 rue Sainte-Colombe
Sun 12 to 2:45pm / Tu 10:30am to 5pm
We-Fri 10:30am to 6:30pm
Lovely vegetarian restaurant, with different soups, hummus starters, bowls… but also a good selection of juices and organic wines. I went there w/ my friend Lison, it was awesome. I would recommend this place if you want something quick, veggie, healthy, but not expensive at all.
15 rue Notre-Dame
Mon-Fri 9:30am to 6:30pm
Sat 2pm to 6:30pm
I met Elsa, who designed my blog, in that tea place, famous in les Chartons. The street is so lovely with many antiques, shops and coffee places. I had a delightful tea and felt really relaxed in the cosy couch, talking about many things with her.
EXCUSE MY FRENCH CAFE
87 rue des Faures
Tu-Fri 8am to 6pm / Sat-Sun 10am to 6pm
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I met the owner, Sam, a few weeks ago cause he went to the boutique I was working to buy tea. I decided to go to his place some days after with a friend cause I realized that the place is located at the corner of my street. The atmosphere will make you feel like in an English coffee shop and will provide you good vibes to work on your projects.
69 rue des Ayres
Tu-Fri 8:30am to 6:30pm
Sat 10am to 6:30pm
24 rue des Ayres
Tu-Fri 9:30am to 6:30pm
Sat 11am to 6pm / Mon 11:30 to 6:30pm
LA LIGNE ROUGE
22 Quai Richelieu
Mon-Sat 6pm to 1am
Well, okay we are in Bordeaux, but don’t expect the famous labels there. Bordeaux’s wine only represent 3% of the cellar about 250 different wines, and they are mostly good but unknown. The concept is to make you travel in different foreign countries by surprising you with a wine from Serbia, Argentina, Spain… The owners know how to welcome and share their passion. They will be happy to help you choose something to match with your preference. They taught me a lot of things last time about Balkans wines. It’s also always a nice experience to guess which wine you are tasting if you order the “mystery wine”. The place is also along the river and even if it’s quite small it is so perfect for an intimate atmosphere.
23 rue Ausone
Open everyday !
I really enjoyed that bar, an old women’s prison now a micro brewery. Beers are brewed in-house. The place is quite big and has a lot of different kinds of people visiting, especially international students. Also a cool place to watch every sport event.
I hope you will like these places as I do if you are coming to Bordeaux. Let me know !
Also, see the map below to locate all my suggestions.
See you soon for another journey !