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The café de la Branche

Have your lunch while watching the Grand Elephant stroll on by from the comfort of a covered terrace, where you can enjoy a traditional breakfast, the chef’s menu – with a choice of fish, a traditional dish or grilled meat – or one of our homemade pies.


Or, have a snack on the weekend. Depending on the season, enjoy: homemade quiches, bruschetta and homemade croque monsieurs, meal-size salads, freshly made sandwiches… as well as hot dogs and panini sandwiches in the summer.

For your late-afternoon coffee break, muffins, brownies, shortbread, or donuts are available, with locally produced regional beverages.

Café de la Branche opening hours

From 14/02 to 29/03

From Tuesday to Friday : 10:00am to 7pm (except Mondays 26/02 and 04/03 open)

Weekend : 11:00am to 8pm

From 30/03 to 31/05

Weekdays/weekends and public holidays : 9:30am-7:30pm

Late-night opening (April 9 and May 14) : 9:30am-10:00pm