If you happen to be in Clermont-Ferrand and want to have a great cup of coffee, we’ve got you.
Clermont-Ferrand is a lovely little city in central France well-known for being the cradle of Michelin, one of the pioneers in the development of rubber tires.
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Additionally, the city location is great next to the many “puys” or extinct vulcanoes, offering fantastic hiking & cycling opportunities.
Best Coffee Shop In Clermont-Ferrand
Aigo CafeAigo Cafe
Probably the only “specialty” coffee shop in the city, although more like a place to sit down and get some work rather than getting your best-ever cup of coffee.
When we visited, they had beans from Cafe Mokxa in Lyon. Location is central and hence this would be our main call.
Cafes Thomas / Cafes SympasCafes Thomas / Cafes Sympas
This place is the OG coffee roaster, a classic remnant of the old days of coffee. The lady running it told me it’s the 5th generation.
They’ve got a good selection of roasted beans (at least 10 origins, sold by weight) at a very fair price.
This is a good place to pick up some freshly roasted coffee beans, most likely in the range 82-85, but still, this is Clermont-Ferrand, so that’s what it is.
Australian Coffee HouseAustralian Coffee House
More of a hangout place, and just next to the next one (Quetzal), this is a place to sit and chat, but you won’t get a great cup of coffee.
While very popular, neither the machinery nor the coffee beans are top class.
Quetzal CafeQuetzal Cafe
Finally, this small coffee shop next to the Australian Coffee House, also deserves a mention as a place to grab a cup of coffee.
Rosa da RuaRosa da Rua
More of a tea shop, this place serves good coffee too, roasted by Placid Roasters in Lyon.