The startup MaxiCoffee, top French online coffee seller, has just recently started proposing its Saturday brunch. A brilliantly-successful mix between boutique, café and restaurant.
The young startup from La Teste-de-Buch (Gironde), created by Jean-Charles Krompholtz ten years ago, is constantly growing…
The firm, located on the shores of the Bay, has now ranks number one in France for selling coffee and related products (machines, coffee-makers, accessories, loose items). MaxiCoffee gained its reputation mainly via the web…. “A percentage of the population still don’t know that we exist even though we sell our products throughout the country”, states Marie Bisseuil, the firm’s Communication Manager. “And, that’s why we decided to step into the limelight and open our first “Shop and Store”.”. A hybrid place, a mix between a restaurant, café, coffee-shop and boutique.
Espresso, macchiato, caffè mocha
“First and foremost, it’s a place that people love to come to, for a short break, to enjoy a delicious coffee, or other hot drinks, pastries made on-site and hot dishes for lunch”, emphasizes Marine Saintoyand, Communication Officer. The brand has just launched its brunch, every Saturday from 11am to 3pm.
With a highlight behind the bar: its “baristi”. Raphaël and Mikaël, experts in the art of “Latte” – patterns drawn on the froth of cappuccinos – they master temperatures, extractions and blends to perfection. Their espresso, macchiato and caffè mocha illustrate their amazing talent… There’s also a great variety of teas.
Focaccia and frappe coffee…
To accompany hot drinks, the chef Natasha, assisted by Océane, are busy in the kitchen... In the display cases, customers eye up the granola yoghurts, the dishes of fresh fruit, as well as the jams made by the Maison Marelia, established in Andernos-Les-Bains. “We strive to work with as many local partners as possible, for fruit and vegetables in particular”, states the young woman. On the savoury-side, the avocado-feta-pomegranate slice rubs shoulders with focaccia and its baked egg flavoured with dill cream. Homemade cakes and pastry enhance the choice even more. Oh, and let’s not forget the highly-original must-tries of this brunch: iced coffee aka “cold brew”. “They’re preparations from 8 to 12 which are made either drop-by-drop or infused”, state the baristi. “This way, the coffee has a much rounder, fuller body and explodes with aromas, though the coffee will have much more caffeine”.
It goes without saying that at just 16.90 euros, the brunch already has its fans. A second “Store and Shop” will soon be inaugurated between Bordeaux and the Bay. A note to all coffee-brunch lovers…
Brunching in the shade of the pines
On the South-Bay-side, let’s whet our appetites with the royal brunch proposed by the Hotel Ha(a)ïtza and its starred chef Stéphane Carrade, at Pyla-sur-Mer. 59 euros for sure but an incomparable choice of ever-so refined products in this luxurious family-run establishment.
Tél : 05.56.22.06.06
Pins du Mouleau
An amazing discovery a stone’s throw from there at “Pins du Moulleau” with its Sunday brunch at 24.50 euros offering mouth-watering ideas. A great place to stop at before heading down to the beach.
Tél : 05.40.70.27.31
And, last but not least, on the Cap-Ferret peninsula, oysters, foie gras, fish and fruit on the “Cabanon” brunch menu at the Pinasse Café. 37 euros every Sunday and on public holidays with view over the Dune and Bélisaire.
Tél : 05.56.03.77.87