If you’re looking for Normandy brunch spot, then read on. These three places were featured in a Côté Manche article this week.
Brunch is becoming more popular here in Normandy but isn’t as readily available as in the USA or the UK. Many restaurants in France open at lunchtime from 12 – 2pm and then again at 7pm. The concept of an early breakfast or late lunch is still relatively uncommon.
However, these three places in Granville and St-Lô are ahead of the game.
La Bonne Aventure in Granville
A new tea room opened in Granville in mid April in the grounds of the Christian Dior museum. The gardens and the Dior museum provide a beautiful setting. Brunch is served on a Sunday and can be either sweet or savoury depending on what takes your fancy.
La Bonne Aventure, jardin Dior, 1, rue d’Estouteville. Open 7 days a week. InApril and May from 9am to 7.30pm. From June to August it’s open from 9am to 8.30pm. Their website is here.
Le Choix de la Reine in Saint-Lô
This retro tea room is famous for sweets concoctions such a millionaires shortbread, scones, tiramisu and brownies. This Normandy brunch spot has been open for around 18 months. It also operates as a restaurant at lunchtime. A handful of tables are often full as diners listen to jazz while enjoying the home-made food. There’s also an outdoor pavement seating area. Brunch is served here every Saturday.
Le Choix de la Reine, 25, rue du Neufbourg. Open from Tuesday to Saturday. You can call 02 50 48 98 60 to make a reservation. To check out the daily specials have a look at their Facebook page by searching for @lechoixdelareine.
Chez Dame Gourmand in Granville
Brunch is served here every Sunday and on public holidays from 12 – 4pm. Orange juice, organic apple juice, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, savoury dishes, sweet treats, bread, scones and cupcakes are just some of the choices.
Dame Gourmande. 2, rue du Général-Patton. Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 12 to 6.30pm Phone to book on 02 33 48 93 99.
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