As many people living in Brussels also get to go to Strasbourg from time to time: here is a recommendation for a coffee break. Try the Café Brant on Place Université. As the address gives away it is a venue close to the university – but the crowd isn’t necessarily just students.
This spot is perfect for a stop off before or after a visit to the botanical gardens. (Worthwhile going there! Very relaxing!)
Brant has an inviting outside terrace, inside it is one big, spacious room. Actually quite similar to an Austrian “Kaffeehaus”. The service was quick, not to friendly, but we didn’t expect that.
They had some snacks on the menu, salads too. And: Apparently it is a good spot for breakfast. (We had already had breakfast in an authentic little place “Snack Michel” A good tip, too!)
The best thing about Brant is the speedy internet. So if you are in town and need to get some work done, settle down right here!
Café Brant, Place de l’Université 11, Strasbourg // www.cafe-brant.fr