Bordeaux, known for its world-class wines, is also home to a burgeoning coffee scene that’s gaining recognition among locals and travelers alike. From cozy cafes serving up artisanal brews to chic espresso bars tucked away in charming neighborhoods, Bordeaux offers a diverse array of coffee experiences to satisfy even the most discerning coffee connoisseurs.

For other cool stuff happening in Bordeaux check out my article about the best things to do in Bordeaux and my Bordeaux weekend guide.

Here are some of my favorite places to grab a cup of coffee in Bordeaux.

Homie’s Kitchen Bordeaux

Homie’s Kitchen (36 Rue des Ayres), born from the shared passion of three childhood friends, offers a cozy café experience with a diverse, seasonal menu. Indulge in their mouthwatering breakfast options like the Pulled Pork ‘Dwich or the Shakshouka, a spicy tomato and pepper stew topped with free-range eggs and feta cheese. With its warm ambiance and flavorful offerings, Homie’s Kitchen promises a breakfast experience like no other in Bordeaux.

Homie's Kitchen Bordeaux - great savory breakfast
Homie’s Kitchen Bordeaux – photo by Lost in Bordeaux

Café Eriu

Owned by the lovely Grace, an Irish expat, Café Eriu is a hidden gem on rue Fondaudège. Renowned for its superb coffee and delectable menu featuring Irish-inspired dishes made with the finest local ingredients, this cafe attracts chic locals seeking a cozy ambiance and flavorful fare.

Cafe Eriu in Bordeaux - one of th best coffee shops in Bordeaux
Café Eriu – photo by Lost in Bordeaux

SIP Coffee Bar

SIP Coffee Bar (69 Bis Rue des Trois-Conils), right in the heart of Bordeaux, run by Julie, is just cozy and inviting, a real favorite with the locals. It’s got this chill vibe where you can sit back and enjoy one of Julie’s top-notch cappuccinos while treating yourself to some seriously tasty homemade cakes. They’ve got everything from fruit tarts to white chocolate brownies, so you’re in for a treat with every sip of coffee.

Kuro Espresso Bar

If you’re in need of a caffeine pick-me-up, head to Kuro Espresso Bar (5 Rue Mautrec). Tucked between the Opera of Bordeaux and the Notre Dame church, it’s a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city center. Pascal, the owner, always serves up the perfect cup of coffee using the best local roasts.

Oven Heaven

Lesser-known but equally impressive, Oven Heaven (51 Cr de la Marne) doubles as both a coffee shop and a renowned roastery in Bordeaux. Founded by Kévin and Dimitri, Oven Heaven delights patrons with its exceptional coffee and delectable pastries sourced from their bakery, Goutu Bordeaux. Situated near the Capucins market, it’s the perfect spot to savor a cup of coffee while indulging in gourmet treats.

Oven Heaven  - a cofffee shop with the best bakery in Bordeaux
Oven Heaven – photo by Lost in Bordeaux

L’Alchimiste Café Boutique

Located near the upscale Quinconces district, L’Alchimiste Café Boutique (12 Rue de la Vieille Tour) is a haven for coffee aficionados seeking a refined coffee experience. Founded by Arthur and Yohan, this chic establishment focuses solely on coffee, sourcing beans from Central America and Eastern Africa. With its minimalist decor and unparalleled coffee selection, L’Alchimiste is a must-visit destination for those craving a taste of excellence.

L’Alchimiste Café Boutique - considered the best quality coffee shop in Bordeaux
L’Alchimiste Café Boutique – photo by Lost in Bordeaux

A couple of years ago they opened their second coffee shop in Darwin on the other side of the river. If you’re there, it’s worth a visit. 

French House

While it may not have the typical cafe vibe, French House (7 Pl. Puy Paulin) is known for its great coffee and all-day dining options. Whether you’re looking for a spot to meet friends or get some work done, French House has got you covered.

The French house - great coffee and breakfast
A breakfast at the French House – photo by Lost in Bordeaux

Books and Coffee

Situated on the picturesque rue Saint James, Books and Coffee (26 rue Saint James) beckons with its inviting ambiance and delectable offerings. What began as a quaint coffee shop has blossomed into a bustling destination frequented by locals and tourists alike. From morning coffees to leisurely brunches, Books and Coffee delights patrons with its extensive menu and homemade pastries, making it a cherished gem in Bordeaux’s coffee scene.

Café Piha

In the vibrant Saint Paul district, Café Piha (69 Rue des Ayres) stands out as a testament to owner Pierre Guerin’s passion for coffee. Inspired by his love for kite surfing and coffee, Piha offers a unique blend of flavors that captivates coffee enthusiasts. With its welcoming atmosphere and Pierre’s expertise, Café Piha promises an unforgettable coffee experience for all who venture through its doors.

Piha Cafe in Bordeaux
Piha Cafe – photo by Lost in Bordeaux

So there you have it – my top picks for the best coffee spots in Bordeaux. Whether you’re a caffeine connoisseur or just looking for a cozy spot to hang out, there’s something for everyone in Bordeaux’s vibrant coffee scene.

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