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The best tea rooms and coffee shops of Strasbourg (or at least my favorites!)

There is nothing better than going for tea or coffee with a good slice of cake, to take a break in the afternoon, don’t you think?

Here, you can find 8 of my favorite tea rooms and coffee shops in Strasbourg. There is not one better than the other and they each have their own personality. They are, according to me, the best tea rooms and coffeehouses of Strasbourg. Of course, they all have been tested and approved !

Salon de thé Grand' Rue - Fabulous (and generous) pies!



The salon de thé Grand'Rue is a reference in Strasbourg. You will find there generous servings of delicious home made cakes: white cheese tarts, Streusel, fruit tarts, chocolate cakes... Everything is extremely appetizing.

You will choose your cake in a large refrigerated display: the choice is very difficult! The slice comes with (for the same price) Chantilly cream, fruit coulis or custard and meringue.

The atmosphere is quite kitsch (everything is red, there are garden gnomes and a very fussy chandelier), but it's also what makes this place charming. Service is with a smile and you will feel comfortable at the salon de thé Grand' Rue!

 

I liked

  • The fabulous pies, served very generously
  • A nice tea menu
  • Warm welcome

I liked a little less

  • Nothing!

Practical information

My check

8€90 for a slice of white cheese raspberry tart and an iced tea.

Opening times

You will find here the opening days and times for the salon de thé Grand'Rue.






Address: Salon de Thé Grand'Rue, Grand Rue, Strasbourg, France

Au fond du Jardin - Travel madeleines and British atmosphere



Au Fond du Jardin is one of the emblematic tea rooms of Strasbourg, famous for its famous travel madeleines. Here, madeleines rise to another dimension. They have all been created by  Laurent Renaud. He imagines them and makes them: each madeleine is like a piece of art. Flavors are very original and may vary depending on the season and what Laurent feels like.

If, just like me, you wondered why they were called "Travel madeleines" or "madeleines du voyage", you will have to listen to Frédéric Robert talking about the flavors and fragrances of each of them... It's a real trip that awaits you at each bite into one of these madeleines.

It is possible to buy madeleines to take away, but it's also possible to come and enjoy a special tea-time in the Victorian atmosphere of Au fond du jardin. You will then be able to taste, in addition to the famous madeleines, scones and cakes of the day (crumble, cake or others...). There is also a huge menu for teas of great quality. The hardest part will be to choose... you have been warned!

Tea time at the tea room Au fond du jardin is a special moment, during which you will dive into the world imagined by Frédéric, a world changing with seasons. The decoration is fussy, but it gives the place a very special character. 

I liked

  • The incredible madeleines
  • Listening to Frédéric describing with passion each one of his pastries
  • The timeless atmosphere
  • Excellent teas

I liked a little less

  • There is no space for spontaneity: you will have to book several days in advance. This is the price of fame...

Practical information

My check

10€50 for a tea and one madeleine, 14€80 for a tea and three madeleines.

Opening times

You will find here the opening days and times of the tea room Au fond du jardin. Don't forget to book. Otherwise, try to pop by at the beginning of the afternoon.






Address: Au Fond du Jardin, Rue de la Râpe, Strasbourg, France

Café Bretelles - A friendly American style coffee shop



Not really a tea room, but rather a coffee shop with a New York city vibe, Café Bretelles is a paradise for coffee lovers. Here, coffees are like grands crus that you choose from depending on your wishes: with different types and different coffee extraction methods, there is something to satisfy all taste buds!

Non-coffee lovers, don't panic! Café Bretelles also has teas from the excellent Palais des Thés, as well as tasty fruit juices. 

If you are feeling peckish, don't hesitate to succumb to one of their pastries. They are all homemade. Their specialties are cheesecake and homemade Twix bars (a real killer!).

Café Bretelles also has a "younger brother", the Suspenders Coffee Shop. Same products, same atmosphere and it is located at the heart of La Petite France. It's a very good address as well!

I liked

  • The wide selection of coffees and teas from Palais des Thés
  • The friendly atmosphere and the service with a smile
  • A simple, but warm decoration inside, the terrace outside
  • The homemade Twix bar, which is actually better than the original and not much more expensive!
  • Free Wifi

I liked a little less

  • Nothing!

Practical information

My check

5€40 pour one Jasmine Tea from Palais des Thés and a homemade Twix bar.

Opening times

You will find here the opening days and times of Café Bretelles and those of Café Suspenders.






Address: 57 Rue de Zurich, Strasbourg, France

Le Thé des Muses - The temple of tea



Le Thé des Muses is one of the genuine tea rooms of Strasbourg and is a real temple for this British beverage. With a menu of over 300 different varieties of teas, this place should appeal to tea lovers!

I went there to have quick tea on a warm spring afternoon and was caught by the peaceful atmosphere of the place. I ended up staying a long while, sipping a delicious iced tea and savoring a home made slice of tart.

 

 

 

 

I liked

  • The cozy atmosphere
  • The huge choice of teas available and their quality
  • An elegant and warm place: you will feel at home straight away!

I liked a little less

  • Nothing!

Practical information

My check

6,60€ for a large glass of iced tea and a (huge) slice of raspberry tart.

Opening times

You will find here the opening days and times of Thé des Muses.






Address: Le Thé des Muses, Rue Sainte-Barbe, Strasbourg, France

What the cake? - A paradise for vegans



What the cake is quite a trendy tea room. The atmosphere? Vintage decorations, flowery tablecloths, colorful tableware... The place is warm, slightly girly (but not too much).

On the menu, you will find delicious home made pastries, some of which are vegan: cheesecakes, cookies, cupcakes, tarts... Everything looks very appetizing. My fresh strawberry and pistachio slivers cheesecake was absolutely wonderful!

Drink-wise, you will find tea, hot chocolate, coffee, Chai latte, Matcha latte... and even Alsatian wines. Something for every taste!

 

 

I liked

  • The warm decoration and the small terrace
  • Home made pastries (and vegan ones as well), that you can also buy to take away
  • Free WiFi

I liked a little less

  • Iced tea in a bottle. I would have preferred a home made one

Practical information

My check

7,20€ for an organic iced tea in bottle and a fresh strawberry cheesecake.

Opening times

You will find here the opening days and times of What the cake.






Address: What the Cake, Rue du Fossé des Tanneurs, Strasbourg, France

Chez Christian - For fine pastry lovers



Chez Christian is a famous Strasbourg pâtissier and has two addresses in Strasbourg city center. Which means two tea rooms... Great news, isn't it?

French pastry lovers, you are in the right place. You are here at an upscale pâtissier and his creations should enchant you!

Chocoholics should also be satisfied, because Chez Christian is also a chocolate maker. You will find on the menu unique hot chocolates of great quality. I loved it!

The atmosphere in Christian tea rooms is quite pleasant, with warm colors.

 

I liked

  • Very fine pastries
  • Delicious hot chocolates

I liked a little less

  • Pastries are gone fast and there is not much choice left after 4.30 pm! It's a bit early.

Practical information

My check

7,50€ for a hot chocolate and one pastry.

Opening times

You will find here the opening days and times of Chez Christian.






Address: Pâtisserie Christian, Rue Mercière, Strasbourg, France

Café associatif Oh my goodness - A vintage coffee shop



The story of the coffee shop Oh my goodness is unusual. The idea for this associative coffee shop comes from an evangelistic pastor, who managed to convince his friends to start this adventure with him.  A team of volunteers takes turns to take care of the coffee shop.

If the word "pastor" surprised you, do not worry: Oh my goodness just looks like a Berlin coffee shop with a friendly and vintage atmosphere. Nobody is here to talk about religion!

It is pleasant to sit in large leather chairs or in comfortable sofas to drink coffee and eat a slice of cheesecake or of carrot cake. It was really nice!

Note: you can buy a "suspended coffee", which means a coffee that will be served for someone that can't buy it themselves. A great initiative!

I liked

  • The vintage atmosphere
  • Good cakes
  • Free WiFi

I liked a little less

  • Nothing!

Practical information

My check

5€50 for an Americano and a slice of cheesecake.

Opening times

You will find here the opening days and times of the Café Oh my goodness.






Address: Oh my Goodness café, Rue de la 1RE Armée, Strasbourg, France

Le Café Suisse - For a traditional Alsatian atmosphere



The Café suisse is located in the Hôtel suisse, in front of the Cathedral and just next to the tea room Au fond du jardin.

Here, we are very far from the usual trendy atmosphere of coffee shops. You will be welcomed in a traditional atmosphere, with wooden furniture, checkered tablecloths and red and white colors. It's an atmosphere that I really enjoy in winter: I enjoy taking refuge in the warmth of the Café suisse to drink a hot chocolate!

Drink-wise, there is a good selection. A special mention to the teas from Palais des Thés that are always delicious. To go with the teas, you can enjoy pastries from the pâtisserie Oppé of Christophe Felder. A great sign of quality!

I liked

  • The traditional Alsatian atmosphere
  • Teas from Palais des Thés
  • Pastries from Oppé

I liked a little less

  • In summer, the place can seem very dark.

Practical information

My check

7€60 for a tea and a slice of tart.

Opening times

You will find here the opening times for the Café Suisse.






Address: Hôtel Suisse, Rue de la Râpe, Strasbourg, France

Au 5 - For a coffee break



I discovered the coffee shop Au 5 in Strasbourg via a friend, who has become a regular there to drink coffee between friends.

You'll have to admit that the place is very pleasant just for that: it is a small coffee shop with modern decoration and very reasonable prices located two steps away from place Kléber. The owner is very friendly and you'll feel confortable there.

You'll find on the menu coffees, cappuccinos, macchiatos, hot chocolates, smoothies, bubble teas.. I haven't tried everything (yet!), but coffees are delicious.

There are also some snacks (cheesecake, muffins, pancakes, crêpes...). Pastries are not homemade, but they are alright.

I liked

  • Very good coffees
  • Possibility to replace milk with soy milk in all drinks
  • Pleasant atmosphere
  • Small prices
  • Free wifi
  • Open on Monday's

I liked a little less

  • Hot chocolate and pancakes are not great
  • Closed on Sundays

Practical information

My check

5€ for a cappuccino with soy milk and three pancakes (4€50 with normal milk).

Opening times

You'll fin here the opening times of the coffee shop Au 5..






Address: Au 5, Rue du Vieux Seigle, Strasbourg, France

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2 replies to The best tea rooms and coffee shops of Strasbourg (or at least my favorites!)

  1. Peter

    Really nice, personalised assessment. Thank you. And so, so much better than TripAdvisors miserable attempt!

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