The 5 Best Cafes in Lyon

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The city of Lyon will hit the spot when it comes to coffee and cafe culture. With an unusual trend of mouth-watering carrot cake featuring heavily on the menu, there’s a great brew to be found on the small unassuming streets of Lyon, but you’ll need to know where to go if you want the best of Lyon’s cafe scene!

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Slake Coffee House

If you just want straight up good coffee (of an Aussie standard), then look no further than Slake! The exterior is quite unassuming so you’ll need to know where you’re going to discover it, but you’ll be so glad when you do! The carrot cake is out-of-this-world if you can get your hands on a piece (its a house specialty!)

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Puzzle Cafe

Another top spot for coffee standards is just around the corner from Slake – Puzzle Cafe. Here you’ll find some of the best coffee quality and a really relaxed cafe vibe to join the locals by pulling out the laptop and switching your headphones on.

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Les Cafetiers

If you were to ask a Lyon local where to brunch or lunch, there’s a 9/10 chance they’ll tell you to hit up Les Cafetiers. This popular lunch spot has a range of sandwiches, salads and soups, all with a health conscious approach.

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This little lunch spot is always buzzing and for good reason – it has a great vibe with great French fare to match. This popular little lunch eatery offers a full service lunch as well, making it a great option for something a little more hearty.

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The Petite Factory

Last but least, I stumbled upon this little gem when cycling between cafes on my list, and boy was I glad I came across it! The Petite Factory is great if you’ve got a sweet tooth and want something to take away for the road (you can dine in, but the place is a tiny hole-in-the-wall that lends itself to a takeaway paper bag). The cookies come personally recommended!


Happy travels a la Lyon!

Brooke Saward

Brooke founded World of Wanderlust as a place to share inspiration from her travels and to inspire others to see our world. She now divides her time between adventures abroad and adventures in the kitchen!




    Packers and Movers

    May 5, 2018

    Really nice post thanks for sharing this.


    puja mehta

    April 23, 2018

    Thanks for sharing great post.


    Cosmea GArdens

    April 17, 2018

    wow.. Nice Images . Thanks for the sharing the superb images .


    Tosh Bene

    April 17, 2018

    Love a good cafe post, Brooke. Love visiting as many cafes as possible while in Europe xo



    April 15, 2018

    Ooooh, I’d love to visit there!

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