Café Pollux

Café Pollux (Marseille)

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Located just a skip and a hop away from the Parc Longchamp, there’s a lovely coffee shop with a tiled bar, a stunning Victoria Arduino White Eagle espresso machine, photos taped to the walls, books scattered about here and there, and an overall family ambiance. Lionel Bérenger works the bar while Delphine is busy in the kitchen, and their little one draws pictures in a corner. For the former school teacher and Biocoop manager, this coffee lover’s spot was exactly what the neighborhood needed! They source their quality beans from both local and Parisian roasters (La Tisserie, Hanoï Corner…), and the couple discovered the magic formula for success: specialty coffee and a short menu to keep customers happy all day long. The day we went for lunch, we opted for a generous tamago sando served with a cucumber spiral marinated in garlic, instead of the already sold out banh mi sandwich; a humble pecan and fleur de sel cookie; and a special mention for the chocolate peanut butter Swiss roll, an exclusive creation by the Inzu pastry shop. // Naomi Bordait 

FEELING THIRSTY? : In addition to some rare caffeinated beverages – Peruvian espresso from La Tisserie (€2), authentic Vietnamese cà phê (€4) and bottled Dolia Café cold brew – there’s also matcha lattes and locally made La Tisse kombucha (€4). 
PRICE: : Plates €9-10, sweets €2-5. 

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