Best Local Coffee Shops in Reims

The best Local Coffee Shops in Reims

As a coffee enthusiast, one of the fist places I look for when I visit a new city is a coffee shop where I can get a great coffee and rest a bit during the day. If you are here, we probably share that habit! I’m living in Reims, so I wanted to share with you my list, considering that you’ll certainly be looking for a place located near the city center. Each of these coffee shops is owned by local people who pour their hearts into creating a unique and welcoming atmosphere.

Coffee Shops near Place d’Erlon

The Coffee Champ’

The Coffee Champ’ holds a special place in my heart. This local coffee shop, located 10 meters away from the Place d’Erlon, is a unique find that combines speciality coffee and champagne. Owner Kevin welcomes you with a warm smile and a friendly attitude every day, whether you’re looking for a coffee to go, a homemade treat like a cookie or banana bread, or a hot croissant for lunch. He speaks French, English and Portuguese.

From the moment you step inside The Coffee Champ’, you’ll feel Kevin’s positive energy and the cafe’s inviting atmosphere. The tasteful decor and bright interior create a pleasant ambiance, with seating for around 10 on the sheltered terrace for smokers and approximately 15 seats inside on the ground floor and upstairs. While the space may be limited, it’s still possible to work in the cafe while savoring a delicious drink, although it may not be the best spot for regular teleworking.

The Coffee

The coffee you’ll be able to taste is from Café Ciel, a local roaster based in Reims. You can get any coffee you want, from an espresso to a mocaccino.
If you are looking for lactose-free coffee, you have a choice of plant-based milk alternatives (usually almond, oat and coco). If you prefer an iced coffee, you can get everything on menu ice cold!

Other beverages

If you are with people that don’t like coffee, The coffee champ’ has a lot more on the menu. Obviously you’ll have teas (chaï tea, and matcha tea for example), but also hot chocolate, lemonade, beer and water. This is also the only place where you can have champagne in a coffee shop!

Food

Kevin’s homemade baked goods (cooked in store), including cookies, brownies, banana bread, and carrot cake, are absolutely divine. He also offers plain croissants, chocolate babkas, and granola yogurts, with some gluten-free and vegetarian options available. And if you’re looking for a light lunch, don’t miss out on the savoury croissants, wraps, and seasonal homemade soups.

Coffee beans and accessories

If like me, you tend to buy coffee beans when you are away from home, you’ll be able to buy Café Ciel coffee beans at the Coffee Champ’. You’ll also be able to buy some hardware and accessories (Chemex, V60, Aeropress, etc.) at better prices than on Amazon France.

Opening Hours & Location

The best place to check opening hours is The Coffee Champ’s Google profile. The coffee is open from Tuesday to Saturday, but sometimes it is also open on Sundays. The coffee is located at the entrance of a covered passageway, perpendicular to the Place d’Erlon, known as Passage Talleyrand / Galerie D’Erlon. The exact address is 3 galerie d’Erlon, 51100 Reims. If you have difficulties to find it, I recommend you to look for AESIO Mutuelle on the 12 Place d’Erlon and take the passageway on the left.

J’aime Thé Café

J’aime Thé Café is my preferred fallback place for coffee! This is a local coffee shop and roaster located 150 meters away from Place d’Erlon. Jérôme (the owner and roaster), Valentine and Camille (the two baristas) always welcome you with kindness and sincerity. As the name of the place may suggest, their activity is focused on coffee and tea.

When you enter the coffee, you’ll always be welcome with a smile from the person behind the bar, looking to serve you the best beverage for your taste. The seating is mainly inside with around 20 seats, and a small terrace outside for the smokers (depends on the day but usually between 4 and 10 places). It is possible to come here to work during the day, except on Saturdays.

The coffee

The coffee you’ll have at J’aime Thé Café is roasted on-site by Jérôme. They have a variety of coffee using different methods, from common espresso to Nitro and V60. They also serve iced coffee and have plant-based milks for those who can’t have regular milk.

Other beverages

Besides coffee, they also serve a variety of tea: green, black, oolong, white, smoked, rooïbos, etc. They select the tea themselves with a strong accent on quality and taste. They have limited options for non tea/coffee beverages: hot chocolate, lemonade and water.

Food

J’aime Thé Café does not have a lot of food options. They usually have croissants and carrot cake / banana bread. This might vary depending on the week/month. This would not be the place I’d go if I wanted to eat and have a coffee/tea.

Coffee beans and accessories

When you are at J’aime Thé Café, you’ll be able to buy all the coffee they roast onsite to bring them home with you. You will also be able to buy a selection of teas. They sell coffee machines (Sage mainly) and accessories for coffee and tea lovers.

Opening Hours & Location

The best place to check opening hours is J’aime Thé Café’s Google profile. The coffee is open from Tuesday to Saturday. The coffee is located in a perpendicular street to the Place d’Erlon, called Rue de Chativesle. The exact address is 37 Rue de Chativesle, 51100 Reims.

Holy Shot

A few years ago, I spent a lot of time at Holy Shot, as I was looking for a place quiet enough to work during the day. The coffee shop is located 150 meters away from the Place d’Erlon, and is mostly known for the cakes and cookies made in the shop everyday. Philippine, the owner, will welcome you with a friendly and positive attitude, whether you’re looking for a fix to your chocolate addiction or you just want to get a coffee to take-away. She speaks French and English.

This is the place with the smallest overall seating, inside you’ll find around 14 seats, and a small terrace outside of 6 places. It is possible to come here to work during the day, except on Saturdays. I would not recommend the terrace for non-smokers, as the terrace is really small and quite noisy.

The coffee

The coffee you’ll have at Holy Shot is sourced from specialty roasters. It might change but it is usually coffee from Esperanza Café. You can also find Moklair coffee in the shop, but I’m unsure if it’s used to make coffee for customers. You’ll be able to get all the coffees you like from an espresso to a mocaccino. You can ask for lactose-free milk to replace regular milk.

Other beverages

On top of all the coffees, you can get hot chocolate, tea, massala, chaï latte, golden latte, etc. You can also get cold beverages like bottled fruit juices, coke and still/sparkling water.

Food

As I told you, the main reason to go at Holy Shot is in my opinion the food. You’ll find different cakes, muffins, cookies and club sandwichs to feed your small or big cravings. Everything is made in the shop, every day by Philippine. Unfortunately, you will not find any gluten-free option at Holy Shot.

Coffee beans and accessories

At Holy Shot, you will only have the possibility to buy coffee beans and small accessories. You will usually find Esperanza Café and you might also have Moklair beans to buy.

Opening Hours & Location

The best place to check opening hours is Holy Shot’s Google profile. The coffee is open from Tuesday to Saturday. The coffee is located in a parallel street to the Place d’Erlon, called Rue de Talleyrand. The exact address is 38 Rue de Talleyrand, 51100 Reims.

Bonus : Moklair

Open on Mondays and Sundays

Even though I don’t go to Moklair, I wanted to add it to the list for two reasons:

  • The place is open on Mondays and Sundays, and can be easily reached from the Place d’Erlon or Boulingrin (5-10 mins walk)
  • They roast their beans, with a focus on quality products.

I would recommend this place mainly for people with a good knowledge of coffee, that want to taste exclusive beans or to buy some hard to find origins.

Opening Hours & Location

The best place to check opening hours is Moklair’s Google profile. The coffee is open from Friday to Monday. The exact address is 1 Rue Andrieux, 51100 Reims.

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