Europe

A Chacun sa Tasse, Lyon, France

10 September 2007

You’ve guessed it: I’ve just been to Lyon on holiday. This is my self-indulgent excuse to write about French coffee houses.

A Chacun sa Tasse, Lyon, France A Chacun sa Tasse, Lyon, France

France of course is famous for its coffee houses (they’re called cafés over there).

Lyon is France’s third largest city behind Paris and Marseille. It’s equivallent in England is Leeds, and that’s where the similarities end. Lyon is refreshingly relaxed and quiet. The nightlife is predominantly food-based (Lyon is the cuisine capital of France), perhaps except for the Old Town, which attracts the throngs of foreign students (my sister being one of them).

A Chacun sa Tasse, Lyon, France A Chacun sa Tasse, Lyon, France

A Chacun sa Tasse is not in the most charming of spots. But to make up for it there is an incredible range of international teas and coffees. Pages and pages of them, in fact, from far flung corners of the world. For a good coffee, try the “maison mélange”, a house mix.

It’s a friendly place, charming, and full of nice tables (some are full of cinnamon sticks). It’s highly recommended.

A Chacun sa Tasse, Lyon, France A Chacun sa Tasse, Lyon, France

Corner of Rue du Griffon, Rue Romarin and Place Croix Paquet
North of Hotel de Ville


Address
2 Rue du Griffon
Lyon
France

We visited on 10 September 2007.

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  • Mary 19 October 2009 at 4:06 am

    About three weeks ago, while on vacation in Lyon, I had the pleasure of having afternoon tea with my daughter here. She is currently living in Lyon and this is one of her favorite spots.
    I would definitely recommend it to anyone. The tea was great and so was the atmosphere.