Been a hard day’s night at the office? Looking for a relaxing Sunday afternoon hangout with friends? Never fear, the Duchy has plenty of places to wind down after a long day and City Savvy’s Amy Lloyd is sharing her top 5.
Café des Tramways
Enjoy a summer evening on the terrace, leisurely people-watching, sipping a delicious sangria (special Monday night discounts!). Inside, among the artistically-designed walls and ceiling lined with train tracks, a full-service bar is to be found. A common meeting place for a variety of nationalities, you’re sure to connect over a common bond of English with someone new every time.
- Great for: train and sangria lovers
A chic and sophisticated bar in the centre of the city, great for a fashionably relaxed evening of cocktails and fusion finger foods any night of the week. Although this classy bar might leave a dent in your wallet, it’s certainly a pleasant way to go! From afternoon lunch menus to tasty snacks and any drink concoction you can think of, Go Ten certainly is worth the pricey visit.
- Great for: cosmopolitan evenings
Beers, Burgers, and French fries – need more be said? If that doesn’t convince you, perhaps the perfectly placed terrace with direct summer sunlight, TVs dedicated to sports, and the friendly atmosphere will. Urban’s cosy interior and strong coffee are perfect for the cold winter months as well. Service often requires a bit of patience, but it’s worth the extra bit of time for the food and socialising. Go for a relaxing Sunday afternoon or a casual weeknight drink.
- Great for: watching sports and socialising
Konrad Café and Bar
Imagine a comfortable chair, hot latte, and mellow tunes playing in the background; this is a quintessential watering hole for a Sunday afternoon. As Konrad is a retro vintage meets indie alternative café and bar, it’s also a common after-work hangout during the week. Its highlights are the mouth-watering carrot cake, coffees and teas, and incredibly friendly service. Sunday nights you’ll also find a traditional British Quiz Night, as well as Open Mic nights twice a month.
- Great for: just about anything
Independent Café (Indie’s)
This hip bar is perfectly placed, just opposite the Notre Dame Cathedral and overlooking the Pétrusse Valley, providing a picturesque view as you kick back and relax. While they do have tasty menu options, Indie’s is ideal for a casual drink with friends; and there’s certainly plenty of space for groups and small parties on either their main or second floor. This bar is often an international and multilingual mix, an excellent spot for making new acquaintances.
- Great for: groups, networking
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