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Café Food

A cozy café in Strasbourg: Madame Julia

We dropped by Madame Julia on a Saturday just before lunchtime to try their à la carte brunch (served Saturdays and one Sunday a month). We took our seats in this calm and cozy foodie haven, just across from the place de la Bourse.

We particularly enjoyed the Green Pancakes and Madame Julia pancakes, washed down with a smoothie (green, to go with the interior). Another time, we would have gone for a hot drink, an iced tea or a deliciously nostalgic warm milk with honey.

Depending on the time of day, you could also opt for a savory poké bowl, or a sweet one (for lunch), a raspberry cookie or a slice of pistachio cake (in the afternoon). With its jazzy and bossa nova playlist as well as its koselig vibe (as Stephanie would say), this café is a great place to chill out under the high ceilings, and let your mind wander as you gaze through the arched windows.

Madame Julia
📍 34 rue de la 1ère Armée, Strasbourg

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Bar Café Food

A jazzy café in Strasbourg: Les Savons d’Hélène

On a gray and rainy winter afternoon, we found all the comfort we needed at les Savons d’Hélène. Following our craving for something sweet, we each ordered a crème brulée, along with a hot chocolate for Stéphanie and a nice, warm grog (honey, dark rum and lemon) for Jérôme. The atmosphere of the café is pleasant and playful – with jazzy music, a brightly colored mural, multicolored string lights and a verdant greenhouse back terrace. We’ll be back to catch a concert this summer.

Les Savons d’Hélène
📍 6 rue Saint-Hélène, Strasbourg