• New Cafe opens today in Le Thoureil

Great news – the riverside café in Le Thoureil opposite the church has reopened today under new ownership.  It’s been completely refurbished and will be open more often which is great for us as the previous owners only seemed to open at weekends (if they felt like it).  This spot is right on the riverside and is hard to beat.  Nothing beats a coffee or a glass of wine looking over the river. What’s more, it’s only a 15 minute walk from us so we’ll be able to take ‘une petite pause’ more often.

The menu is simple – it’ll be serving a savoury tart of the day, soup, charcuterie and rillettes with crusty bread, a selection of sweet tarts and top quality ice creams for dessert. You can pop in for a coffee, a glass of wine or a beer.

Good news that the owners have kept the old wood burning stove that adds warmth and atmosphere.

The inside has completely changed but remains charming.  There’s more natural light and the interior lighting is subtle (why do  French restaurants have such brightly lit rooms on the whole?)

Another room to the back has comfy chairs and a large selection of books.  A good place to sit and read the paper over a coffee.

And here are the opening hours.  We’ll be back next week to try out the food.  High hopes for a new spot that we can count on.