Top 10 European Cycling Cafés
Summer is here and European travel is calling! There’s no better way to see the countryside than by riding through it, so if you’re cycling in Europe this is the ultimate list of cycling friendly cafés you need to visit.
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La Bicicleta Café – Malasaña, Concha Espina, Chamberi
These 3 cafés each have their own distinct personality, reflecting the personality of the neighbourhood they’re in. Whichever one you find yourself in you can be assured of a warm welcome, great food and drink – a positive haven after a hard days’ riding.
Hors Categorie - Girona
This is a traditional European cycling café. HC are passionate about a few things: good coffee, healthy food and a refreshing pint of beer….and cycling of course. With their own cycling club, there are always events you can join in with. Or just pop in for all-day brunch and rejuvenating espresso.
Cycling Planet – Inca, Mallorca
This Cycling shop, workshop and bar is the perfect place for any cycling enthusiast to head in Mallorca. You can even hire a bike here if your beach holiday is proving just a little too…. relaxing. The bar proves an excellent mid-ride pit stop with amazing coffee & a menu full of options, whether you’re looking for something healthy or really, really indulgent.
Steel Vintage Bikes Café – Berlin Mitte
Packed with cycling merch and vintage collectibles, this is an especially cool setting for cycling fans. There is an onsite workshop, currently only open by appointment, as well as a shop so well stocked, we almost guarantee you’re not going home empty-handed. As long as you also save enough time to fill up on lunch & a single origin drip coffee.
Velosoph - Freising
This tiny cycle shop & café packs a lot into its small footprint. This is the perfect place for a mid-ride pit stop. Refuel and take your mind off sore muscles by admiring the impeccable design on the shop, as well as the high-end bikes & accessories on offer.
Moritzberg – Nuremberg
Moritzberg is a full-on cycling hub based in central Nuremberg. Visit here for anything from repairs to custom builds, wheel balancing or just a great cup of coffee. They also have a training programme & spin classes – this is a really sociable place to meet with fellow cyclists.
Sartoria Ciclistica – Como
In response to a growing community of cyclists in the area, owner Alex opened up Sartoria Ciclistica as a destination for the end of group rides or a meeting point for people wanting to share their hobby. Their mission statement “We ride for coffee” makes perfect sense when you stop by & sample their ‘liquid gold.’ You can even join their dedicated Strava group & pit yourself against other café regulars.
Upcycle - Milan
On the Outskirts of Milan, Upcycle lays claim to being the first and best bike café bistro in Italy. Cyclists can be sure of a warm welcome and truly mouth-watering dishes on offer here. The relaxed atmosphere and central communal tables mean you’re almost certain to strike up a friendly conversation with fellow cyclists.
MUSETTE bicycles & coffee - Bordeaux
This retro-feel café encapsulates everything that’s great about French cycling culture. It is focused on the quality and novelty (don’t ever expect to see the same menu or coffee beans twice here) of ingredients, as well as curating a bonhomie amongst the patrons. Here you can get your bike serviced, join in with a group ride or just chill out on the terrace for an afternoon. But make sure you check out their incredible retro Faema coffee machine before you leave!
L'alchimiste - Bordeaux
This super-sleek café roasts their own coffee and are serious about achieving high standards in presentation, flavour and service. This palace of urban hipster-chic is an ideal place to recoup energy levels in the middle of a tough ride through the hills around Bordeaux.