Bars, Cafes and Pâtisseries in the Chamonix Valley
This bar is styled with an art-deco lounge theme, transporting you back to the Gatsby era. The creative cocktail menu has some wonderful creations to choose from while DJ nights and live music sets provide a modern twist to jolt you back into the 21st century.Hotel Eden
Located in the traditional village centre of Les Praz, Hotel Eden is an elegant hotel with a cosy and welcoming bar and lounge area, which is a perfect stop for an afternoon aperitif. The bar also serves up cheese & charcuterie platters and the outdoor terrace is a beautiful spot at any time of year.Folie Douce Hotel
Since opening in 2018, the Folie Douce has become the heart of the Chamonix apres-ski scene, with 3 restaurants and 3 bars, each with their own individual qualities. The outdoor terrace bar hosts early evening apres-ski, with fire-pits to cosy around & food kiosks serving up snacks. As the temperature drops the party moves inside for the famous Folie cabaret show, featuring live artists and aerial performances. For more relaxed, yet decadent drinks, head upstairs to the Janssen Cocktail Bar.
Josephine Brasserie brings an element of Parisian Chic to the main pedestrian centre in Chamonix, with its outside heated terrace and striped awnings. The luminous interior is always very inviting and is a wonderful spot for a drink and watch the world go by. Also a Brasserie/Restaurant serving local specialties and seasonal dishes.
Set on the historic Rue des Moulins, Les Caves has a cosy yet contemporary feel. The vibe here is champagne, chandeliers and cocktails, with a great sushi and luxury snack menu for a bite to eat. At the weekends, the party goes on until late with DJ sets but it is also a lovely venue for an intimate drink, with lots of private corners and booths.
Point Isabelle Bar & Bistro
Both a restaurant and bar, Mess has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and an open-fire kitchen. Its contemporary and lively feel is perfect for either a relaxed drink or a special occasion. The bar has a huge selection of spirits and cocktails as well as quality wines and beers. Plus, it features lots of regional specialties, with one wall of the bar devoted to the local ‘elixir,' Chartreuse.
This relaxed bistro/bar is set in the Hotel Pointe Isabelle, a hotel founded by the great-grandchildren of the pioneering female alpiniste and mountaineer, Isabella Straton, and from whom the hotel takes its name. The bar is located in the central hub of Chamonix, and serves a selection of fine wines, local brews and a hearty, quality menu.
(Summer only) An outside beer garden and bar, owned by the neighboring restaurant Mumma (see our Restaurants page) with a chilled out, lounge feel. The bar is decked out with fairy lights to make the most ordinary of evenings feel special, and there are plenty of benches, tables and lounge seats to relax. Live music is a regular feature here and Asian-inspired tapas is also available if you fancy a snack with a twist.Chalet 4810
Moody Coffee Roasters Cafe
At one end of the pedestrian high street, this beautiful patisserie serves up a whole host of sweet treats including delicious pastries, tarts, cakes and their trademark Mont Blanc shaped chocolates. There is a large yet cosy tea room on the first floor so you can enjoy some of the specialties in house over a steaming cup of tea or hot chocolate.
A small local coffee shop has quickly become a Chamonix institution for its hand roasted coffee and delicious selection of home-baked sweet treats. There are only a handful of tables but it's a hub for coffee enthusiasts and cake lovers alike. The locally roasted coffee is available to buy to make your own brews at home as well.
One of the oldest and most famous bakeries in Chamonix, the team at Patisserie Richard still hand-make their wide range of exquisite pastries, tarts, cakes and breads. Their creative patisseries are an absolute treat and all unquestionably delicious. The bakery itself is situated in the heart of Chamonix’s pedestrian centre, but you can also enjoy their baked goods over a cup of tea at their café, Cote Macarons, a little bit further along the main street.