SIP COFFEE BAR
Barista-owner Julie shares her passion for coffee in this casual but stylish café. Coffee is brewed – Chemex or espresso – using beans sourced from the Belgian micro roastery Or Coffee. But the commitment to quality is evident across the menu: from the teas (Bellocq) to the organic cakes, pastries and light lunch options, all prepared in-house. And the cherry on the cake : free wifi!
MARCHÉ DES QUAIS
An array of odours, colours and flavours, plus great views over the Garonne, at this lovely quayside food market. Every Sunday morning about 60 stands demonstrate their dedication to quality, often organic, produce, frequently sourced directly from small growers. This is the spot to throw back oysters from the nearby Arcachon bay, paired with a glass of local white.
Quai des Chartrons, 33000 Bordeaux
The hip hotel’s rooftop terrace has just reopened for the summer season. There’s no better spot for a drink at sunset, but it’s also open, weather permitting, for brunch on Sundays. On top of the generous all-you-can-eat menu devised by star chef Guy Savoy, you’ll enjoy fabulous views over the Old Town, with the spires of the 11th-century Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux looming above you.
LA CITÉ DU VIN
One of the world’s greatest vineyards celebrates the industry that has defined its identity for over 1,000 years. The building’s innovative architecture sets the tone for an engaging, interactive presentation of the epic story of wine. Finish your visit with a glass of wine at the rooftop bar. This forward-thinking institution celebrates its first birthday this summer.
Located in the historic former Niel military barracks on the Right Bank, this innovative development is an incubator for sustainable development. Economically innovative and environmentally responsible start-ups share the compound with coworking spaces, a restaurant, a skateboard ramp, a bar, an organic and local grocery store, an Emmaus thrift store and a bicycle repair shop.
Coming soon – GOGO CITY GUIDES Pays Basque!