One of our favourite spots, this cosy cafe comes complete with a comprehensive collection of cats to compliment your coffee. You will find an unrivalled selection of teas and a broad choice of coffee, making this the perfect place to spend a spare hour in the company of Lyon's most adorable felines.
Departing from the quais du Rhône, this two and a half hour tour will take you past several IxDA venues including La Sucrière and Musée des Confluences before retreating north to take in the sights of the city and the mysterious Ile Barbe. Reservations required.
Part of Toques Lyonnais, an association of local chefs committed to promoting the excellence of French cuisine, this elegant dining spot is a perfect way to experience the delights of classic French cuisine.
A fantastic bisto in the heart of Vieux Lyon, bursting with character and a healthy dose of Lyonnaise charm. Delicious starters, luxuriantly rich mains and a varied selection of gateaux á la maison make for an easy recommendation.
It may have lost its Michellin star but L'alexandrin remains a highlight of Lyon's gastronomic landscape. The seven dish vegetarian tasting menu even tempted one of our Core Team to give up meat entirely.
La Menthe may be one of the smaller venues on our list, but what it lacks in space it makes up for in atmosphere. Located on one of Lyon's most vibrant streets this cosy eatery is perfect for a romantic dinner or intimate meal with friends.
Traditional asiatic cuisine in the heart of Lyon. Le Petit Grain offers a limited but delicious selection of dishes, including one dish of the day and one vegetarian option alongside a small choice of mains.
Lyon's best take on the classic Italian pizza, and one of the most popular restaurants in the city. The Escallope Valdostano (a Milanese escalope topped with parma ham and served with spaghetti) is a special highlight. Naturally, a reservation is recommended.
In a city of boulangeries, Maison Drap stands out. Situated in the middle of the bustling commercial district of Part Dieu, their bread is made in front of you in special open ovens with the resulting loaves recommended by locals and visitors alike.
So successful was Eric Kayser's signature method of breadmaking, he now owns bakeries in countries acorss the world. Made using his own invention, the Fermentolevain, this boulagenries produces a take on classic French pain unlike any other.