Cosy Cafes in Bordeaux
Cosy. Giving a feeling of comfort, warmth, and relaxation. Snug, intimate, cushy, comfy, safe. The list goes on. So if that’s the type of vibe you’re looking for in a Bordeaux coffee shop then look no further. Here in no particular order are the top cosiest cafes in Bordeaux. (This list will be continually updated, if and when new gems are discovered)
From the moment you step foot inside cafe Juliena, you feel all your stress just flutter away. Situated in the heart of the chic Chartrons district, Juliena is the place to be. Wooden tables dotted throughout and quirky yet comfy chairs to enjoy their quality coffee. Excellently priced with a huge range of home made patisseries to choose from, you can even watch the chefs as they cook with the open plan design continuing all the way to the kitchen. Antiques fill their shelves giving this extraordinary place that cosy, cocooning feeling that we all crave. Come noon they have an array of tasty meals on offer, this place has become an excellent addition to Bordeaux, make sure to give them a visit!
Mona is a such a delightful tea room. If you’re looking for somewhere that not everyone knows about, Mona is for you. Dried flowers dotted throughout and the pastel green decor easy on the eye. Famous for its freshly made desserts, it’s the go to cafe for coffee and cake. It has now expanded and covers two window fronts with one side gentle, warm and inviting while the other is perhaps better to get some work done. They also have a lunch menu available so it’s ideal for a quick meal in the city centre of Bordeaux.
La Diplomate is a cafe that specialises in tea. As you walk into the dimly lit cafe you are transported into another realm. A world where tea is abundant and tranquility surrounds you. Soft velvet sofas, dark wooden tables, marble tops, art work covering the walls and elephant sculptures dotted throughout. This place is pure magic. It is also a Bordelais brand that was created in 2012 and all their tea is available to purchase in store and online. They only open after 2pm so it’s an ideal place to go after a day exploring the city.
SIP is a cafe in the heart of Bordeaux. As you walk through the door you’re presented with classic wooden tables, parquet flooring, large luminous windows with adjacent seating. Two spacious mezzanines which lead you into the land of cosy with their huge leather sofas that you just melt into. To top it off SIP is excellently located – hidden away amongst the cobbled streets just behind the Cathedral of Bordeaux.
If you’re looking for quality coffee with a view then look no further. You can enjoy your coffee on their terrace with an exquisite view of the magical Grosse Cloche (the “Big Bell”). But if you fancy being inside think jazz music, leather armchairs and industrial style wooden shelves. It’s like being in old school New York. They even roast their own coffee a few doors down in La Brulerie.
About the bordelais
The bordelais is a private walking tour company in Bordeaux created by local Sophia. Her private tours focus on the historical city of Bordeaux. Each tour covers an in-depth narrative of the rich history of Bordeaux and how it impacts the modern day to day life of the Bordelais (locals of Bordeaux).
After years of living in the heart of Bordeaux city and going out alot, Sophia has discovered the best bars to dance the night away, the most delicious food and the quirky addresses you’d never discover without living here.
For more information on the tours Sophia offers.