After stumbling into the coffee world in Melbourne, Hugo Matheu (ex-Lomi in Paris) opened the coolest coffee shop in Toulouse in the Bonnefoy neighborhood. Inside his big industrial space with unfinished walls, you’ll notice a big roasting machine that fills the air with a heavenly scent, fed carefully chosen beans. He unearths the most serious producers from Ethiopia, Brazil, Burundi and El Salvador, who care as much about the flavor of their coffee beans as the ethics of their growing process. What’s more, he grinds his specialty coffees and meticulously measured blends when they are ordered. And, from breakfast to snack time, chef Mai Lan Khuc serves brioche French toast, baba ganoush with tahini, feta, dukkah and a poached egg on toast, cheesecake and cookies, all of which go perfectly with a black coffee or flat white… // Auguste Marie
The hidden gem: A bag of beans from the Finca Atzumpa in El Salvador (€13 for 250 g).