The sun is rising over Lyon but where should you go for breakfast?

A cardboard-tasting croissant and dishwater-like coffee are no way to start a good day. So, whether you’re a morning person or not and whatever the day of the week (unlike brunch which is only available at the weekend, breakfast can be enjoyed any day), take note of these great spots in Lyon for a breakfast which will brighten up your mood.

Last updated date : 26/10/2020
Kitchen Café

Le Kitchen Café: a delightful breakfast in the centre of Lyon

Le Kitchen Café on Rue Chevreul in the 7th arrondissement is open from 8am (8.30 at weekends). Breakfast is served until 11am, everything is homemade and it’s a real little gem. 
There are three deals to choose from depending on how hungry you are. Don’t miss out on their cinnamon brioche rolls which will blow you away. Or their granola!
Our tip: go for the “La Totale” deal; it’s just over €10 and you DEFINITELY won’t regret it.

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L'Estanco du Marché: a vitamin-packed start to the day

L'Estanco du Marché in the 6th arrondissement, near the Place du Maréchal Lyautey, opens at 9am. You can get your fill of vitamins for the day in this little juice bar! Add an açai bowl (yes, like the ones you see all over Instagram) or homemade granola with soy yoghurt, fresh fruit and goji berries to start your day with a burst of energy.

Find out more about l'Estanco du Marché.


Pimprenelle: a breakfast to take you back

Pimprenelle, on Rue des Quatre Chapeaux in the Presqu’île, welcomes hungry breakfast-goers from 8.30am. And take note - we haven’t included the word ‘hungry’ by coincidence; baked eggs, breads (plural because you’ll have several different types of bread to choose from), jams, brioche, cake and more.
Two tips: one, don’t plan on having anything for lunch and two, go for the praline brioche! 

Find out more about Pimprenelle.

Away Hostel: breakfast for early risers at the bottom of the Pentes de la Croix-Rousse

Even if you’re not staying at Away Hostel, close to the city hall, you can go there for a relaxed breakfast.
On the menu: a classic, tried and tested French breakfast with coffee, croissants and slices of bread loaded with jam or a German-style version with egg, cold cuts and cheese.
All at low prices (€2.80 for a pastry and espresso). Perfect for early risers as it’s served from 7.30 to 10.30.

Find out more about Coffee Shop Away Hostel.

Le Desjeuneur: never too late for pancakes at La Croix-Rousse

At Le Desjeuneur in the quiet Rue des Pierres Plantées, in the upper Pentes de la Croix-Rousse area, you can eat breakfast until 4pm!
No need to worry about getting that frustrating reply, “Sorry, we’re not serving anymore.” Instead, the biggest problem you’ll have will be choosing between the stack of pancakes with eggs and bacon and the stack of banana pancakes with hazelnuts.
Of course, it goes without saying, there’ll be plenty of maple syrup.

Find out more about Le Desjeuneur

La Cour des Loges: a 5-star breakfast

The super-chic 5-star hotel Cour des Loges offers a mouthwatering breakfast buffet every day. In the heart of Vieux Lyon, in a breathtaking setting, the Michelin-starred chef Anthony Bonnet uses the best regional products for his buffet, from cheeses and other dairy products to cold cuts. Don’t eat anything the night before so you can taste all the pastries, breads, crêpes, cereals - make sure you don’t forget the traditional French Madeleine cakes.
The price is a little on the high side (€29) but it’s a remarkable experience!
Find out more about Cour des Loges

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