Montpellier is a student town: small and medieval, but quite international. Probably these six universities are to thank for the abundant selection of lavish avocado toasts, vegan buddha bowls, and bourbon-butter mapled bacon pancakes. These are my top tips for where to drink coffee, work and eat in Montpellier!
Ookie Dough Posts
How could rainy, gray, but cozy Hamburg not have a porridge café? Well it didn’t till the three ladies behind Bräi established their hobby to a job. Here they perfect simple scottish porridge with unique toppings!
Looking on the Ookie Dough side of life, 2017 was a great year. However I hope that 2018 will boost Ookie Dough even more. Read on to see what I have planned and tell me what you’re most interested in!
Toulouse surprised me with its organic and local eateries, as well as the beautiful Garonne river banks and the unique differing specialty coffee shops. Read about my first experience here and discover where to find an açai bowl, French farmers beer, a late afternoon lunch, local ceramics, and little, organic bulk stores!
Each and every of Bordeaux’s specialty coffee shops deserves its own article . . . However a post for each would be too much, so this one literal post combines the whole guide in one. Read about Bordelaise roasteries, where I had my favorite breakfasts and matcha lattes, the best spots to laptop-work, what coffee shop fine-dining looks like and much more …
The specialty coffee shops in Bordeaux are what made me fall in love with the town. They are personal and keep the french culture, whilst staying a modern third wave coffee shop. Plus they can make some really good matcha, beetroot and pumpkin spice latte 😉
My first experience wwoofing in France, gave me a great insight into this culture. On Ferme d’Olivet I milked goats by hand, prepared traditional multi-course lunches, got insight into a vineyard, participated in folk festivals and visited neighbouring towns by biking through the beautiful country side.
Banana Café is a 100% gluten-free café in Bordeaux, that serves sweet and savory food…
Staying at the Vegan Surf Camp for three and a half weeks was a perfect time-out of normal life: yoga every morning, porridge with miso-tahini, surfing or siesta-ing at the beach, daily changing dinner buffets, movie nights a trip to San Sebastian …
Playground Coffee, the name says it all. This coffee shops is a small show-space to chat, be entertained by ironic baristas and have a great flat white.
A minimalistic, playful ice cream shop in Eppendorf with pure and natural flavors that are made fresh right in the back of the shop . . . Try apricot, vanilla, chocolate, black-currant, pistachio . . . and and and !
Hearty open faced sandwiches that the owner Katrin perfects to her childhood memories. Kropka is a one time special in Eimsbüttel, rustic-cozy, delicious and casual. Perfect for breakfast, specialty coffee and cake, laptop-working, lunch, an early dinner – or just to chat with friends.
Bordeaux is the French town of wine… but I was more interested in the avo-toasts, matcha and coconut lattes, vegan gluten-free fudgy chocolate cookies and organic ice cream parlors across from cathedrals and churches on plazas, merged by narrow stoned alleyways and beautiful copper lamps . . . and I’m keeping myself short. Plus wild beaches, spectacular sanddunes and the coasts of oyster farmings are just an hours train ride away.