There are invitations that you cannot refuse... as a couple or with friends, a hot chocolate break, when the cold sets in, is always welcome. In Bourges and its surroundings, we have selected 10 addresses where hot chocolate is tested and approved!

Linard Cathedral, surrounded by works of art

William and Charlotte, who brought the Linard Cathedral in 2021, welcome you to a magical site surrounded by the works of the potter artist Jean Linard. The two professional pastry chefs offer you a gourmet and comforting break with pancakes, crepes and even homemade ice creams on the menu. Their hot chocolate, with real chocolate and whipped cream, will delight all gourmands and gourmets.

If you would like to know more about this extraordinary place and about William and Charlotte's project, discover their portrait:

Address: Linard Cathedral, Les Poteries, 18250 Neuvy-Deux-Clochers.
Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 19 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 22 p.m.
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Philomene, a boudoir tea room

In a place with a chic and refined boudoir-style decoration, discover a tea room and a decoration shop at 3 place des four pillars in the city center of Bourges. Philomene offers you a midday snacking break and tea room with homemade cuisine made from seasonal products. The hot chocolate is delicious there and you will be pleasantly surprised by the large selection of teas on the menu. 

If you want to know a little more about the charming history of this acclaimed place, discover the portrait of Lorraine, the owner:

Address: 3 place des quatre pillars, 18000 Bourges.
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 19 p.m.
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Cake Thé, the hidden address

It was in 1994 that Evelyne, creator of the License Cake-Tea opened its first establishment and refined its concept. Continuing the family tradition, today it is his daughter, Aude, who welcomes you to this address hidden in a dead end, at the top of rue Bourbonnoux and at the foot of the ancient ramparts, a place that is worth the trip. What can we say about the hot chocolate served as before, deliciously creamy. The most gourmands will accompany it with the essential lemon tart or chocolate fondant.

Address: 74 bis Rue Bourbonnoux, 18000 Bourges.
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 13 p.m. to 19 p.m. and Sunday from 14 p.m. to 19 p.m.
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Villa Monin, Berruyer's latest gem

Villa Monin

La Villa Monin, it’s quite a story! First a story of Berruyère pride, then the story of a place entirely designed to have a good time: the 1912 bar offers a wide menu of cocktails based on Monin products but also some hot drinks, depending on the seasons, but always with hot chocolate! The direct view of the stone lady, Saint-Étienne de Bourges Cathedral, will definitely leave you wanting to come back! 

If you want to know a little more about the history of the construction of this place, discover the interview with Olivier Monin:

Address: 40 rue Moyenne, 18000 Bourges.
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10 p.m. to 19 p.m.
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Artisan, local and good humor!

Offers from breakfast to lunch, non-stop service from 9 a.m. to 15 p.m., to take away or eat in! At the house of Craftswoman, quality and the short circuit are priorities. So when you think of hot chocolate, you immediately think that it will be very good! The proof is, our cups are already empty… 

Address: 9 place des quatre-piliers, 18000 Bourges.
Hours: Monday from 9 a.m. to 15 p.m., Tuesday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 15 p.m.
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Boule de Poils, the only cat bar in Bourges

Boule de Poils

A great address for all feline lovers and fans of purring therapy. This cat bar is a real place of relaxation, where you can enjoy a good hot drink, cakes and homemade pastries. Johanna realized her dream of opening a tearoom like no other and also taking care of abandoned cats. And if you have a crush, don't hesitate, some of our feline friends are up for adoption...

Address: 72 rue d’Auron, 18000 Bourges.
Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 14:30 p.m. to 19 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.
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Praline & Panda, coffee shop and tattoo parlor

Praline et Panda

A place to discover mixing coffee shop, tattoo parlor and workshop – art gallery. In a cozy decor with a family atmosphere, let yourself be tempted by a choco-caramel, whipped cream, caramel topping or a crème brûlée cappuccino… A few delicacies will also be there to prolong this moment with friends or family. 

Address: 23-25 ​​rue Mirebeau, 18000 Bourges.
Hours: Monday from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 18:30 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 00:30 a.m.
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Délichou, tarterie and espresso bar!

Every day, seasonal cuisine: savory and sweet pies, soups, small dishes, pastries and cakes, as well as a Sunday brunch, all homemade from fresh, local produce. And what particularly interests us in this article: a wide range of local teas and coffees, and other quality hot or cold drinks to accompany your gourmet breaks.

Address: 11 rue Bourbonnoux, 18000 Bourges.
Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 15 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 18 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 14 p.m. More information

French Coffee Shop, it's all in the name!

French Coffee Shop is a concept born from the imagination of Fabienne and Dany after spending several years in the USA. You can enjoy delicious hot or iced drinks as well as smoothies or milkshakes, in a warm and friendly setting.

Address: 5 place Gordaine, 18000 Bourges.
Hours: Monday from 14 p.m. to 19 p.m. and Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 19 p.m.

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Columbus Café, coffee shop in the city center

Right in the city center, in the Avaricum shopping center, you can take a break and warm up at Columbus cafe between two Christmas purchases. Created in 1994, Columbus Café & Co is the first coffee shop chain in France. You will find a wide choice of sweet and savory treats as well as a wide range of hot or cold drinks. At Columbus Café, the hot chocolate is made to measure. You can flavor it, choose a vegetable milk or even add whipped cream! Original recipes are also offered in winter, with coconut chocolate or white hot chocolate.

Address: Avaricum Shopping Center, 8 Av. de Peterborough, 18000 Bourges.
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 19 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.

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