Restaurant Le Petit Bain - Plestin-les-GrèvesRestaurant Le Petit Bain - Plestin-les-Grèves
©Restaurant Le Petit Bain - Plestin-les-Grèves|Fabrice Blard

Six friendly restaurants on the water’s edge

Our favourite beach cafés

Summer’s in the air and long, lazy evenings are beckoning again on Brittany’s beaches, with their fresh catches, distinctive driftwood and colourful lanterns. Slip off your sandals and put the world to rights over a coffee, a light lunch, pre-dinner drinks or an impromptu evening meal! Here are 6 unbeatable beachside cafés.

In the blink of an eye

1. Good company worth sharing at Lancieux

Kalypso la cabane in Lancieux

This is one of our top hang-outs. Overlooking Saint-Sieu beach, Kalypso la cabane is the place to come for breathtaking views over the bay and a delicious treat at sunset. In season, it serves food all day: you can share a cone of organic ice cream or homemade French fries, a Bordier butter cookie… or tuck into a slap-up meal in the fisherman’s hut-style restaurant, laid out as if you were sitting on the beach itself. The servings of local fare are generous, the octopus tacos are a must, and everything is made on-site. You won’t be in any rush to leave!

Open mid-March to mid-November. Does not take bookings

Kalypso la Cabane

2. Change of scene guaranteed at Plage des Chevrets

Colette in Saint-Coulomb

Colette, to the west of Cancale, is a restaurant with a difference. An unforgettable beachfront al fresco dining experience, in a picture-perfect setting. Views over the Pointe du Meinga and Île Besnard you won’t get anywhere else. Delightfully decorated with a chic shack vibe. Arthur, Mathilde and their team will greet you a smile and attentive service. The generous, freshly made dishes champion local resources. Colette is a welcoming restaurant, inspired by Mathilde’s grandmother. You’ll definitely want to try it!

Open all year round.


3. Locquirec bay’s own little beach shack

Le Petit Bain in Plestin-les-Grèves

This little slice of paradise is just round the corner from Plage des Curés beach. With a super-friendly atmosphere, music and spectacular views over Locquirec bay, Le Petit Bain is the ultimate feel-good venue! You’ll switch right into holiday mode in seconds! Oysters, seafood, fish & chips, tapas and burgers can be shared all day. Evenings in summer take on a fun party vibe, often hosted by a DJ, and kids will love hanging out here too. You’ll have the best time!

Open April to late September (weather-depending!).

Le Petit Bain

4. Pancakes at any time of day, opposite the Île Vierge lighthouse

Crêperie La Route des Phares in Plouguerneau

Île Vierge in the spotlight! This sea-facing, no-frills family pancake house is the place to come for panoramic views while indulging in sweet or savoury pancakes: service all day. The batter is homemade, using organic flour. Local ingredients are given precedence. Line-caught pollack, barbecued foie gras: the chef’s suggestion changes weekly. Plougastel strawberries, palet Breton ice cream… you’ll want to save space for dessert! A choice location for sipping drinks while the sun sets too. The house speciality? Breizh mojito. Made with cider, of course!

Open April to late October.

La Route des Phares

5. Organic, home-cooked fare on the Rhuys peninsula

La Cabane des Poissons Rouges in Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys

Order at the counter, settle yourselves at a table looking out to Goh-Vélin beach… and wait for them to call you to come and fetch your food! That’s the way it works here: keeping it simple, yet genuine! This pop-up café has become a much-lauded hang-out on the Morbihan peninsula. A cheerful, eco-conscious approach to eating out, where we go as much for the refreshingly affable service as for the fresh, local cuisine, with veggie and vegan options too. Tuck into grilled sardines, Pénestin mussles & chips, buckwheat blini burgers or scallops in a Kari Gosse spice blend right by the beach. When you’ve finished, remember to throw your waste away in the right recycling bins!

April to September

La Cabane des Poissons Rouges

6. A sunset spot in Cornouaille

Well-Wazh in Plouhinec

Meaning “Luck”, you can’t go wrong here! In the temporary beach restaurant of Marie and Nico, local products and fresh seafood are in the spotlight. You’ll love the shellfish, the seaweed tartars, the smoked fish and a range of tapas based on marinated sardines. The range of local products, including bread, cheese, beer and cider, is enough to whet your appetite! And the sunset view with Audierne harbour is simply wonderful!

Open May to mid-September.

Well Wazh

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