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Three Cafés to Welcome You to Marseille’s Vibrant Espresso Scene

Locals and vacationers alike have a lot to find in Marseille; listed here are three cafés price searching for out on this bustling historic French metropolis.


Photographs by Tanya Nanetti

Marseille, the oldest metropolis in France and one among Europe’s oldest settlements to be constantly inhabited, has all the time been a melting pot of cultures and traditions. With a always evolving inhabitants, Marseille is now on the verge of turning into—after cities like London, Berlin, and Lisbon—the brand new European “it” metropolis. 

Vacationers, locals, and ex-pats share the colourful Marseille streets. Right here, pure wine bars spring up on each nook, advantageous eating eating places sit alongside shacks promoting tasty road meals, and specialty-coffee outlets and roasters are lastly getting the popularity they deserve. 

Listed here are just a few nice companies that may welcome you to the up-and-coming specialty-coffee scene in Marseille. 

Two wooden shelves exhibit the coffee bags available at Brulerie-Moka, which are in brown paper kraft bags and labeled with bright stickers.
A collection of coffees out there for buy at Brûlerie Möka in Marseille.

Brûlerie Möka 

Simply off the overwhelmed monitor sufficient to not be full of vacationers is Brûlerie Möka, a tiny café and specialty espresso roaster on a quiet nook. Brûlerie Möka has a stunning, shadowed terrace the place you’ll be able to search shelter from the relentless Marseille warmth. 

The small staff of smiling baristas, led by roaster and founder Iris, await you from Tuesday to Saturday. Seize a V60 pourover or a Latte Glacé (the native model of the iced latte). Select a tasty candy or savory snack from the menu, all the time seasonal and made with native substances. And don’t neglect to select up a bag of freshly roasted espresso on the best way out! 

The Deep Coffee Sign above the door, displaying the logo in all caps.
Not only a espresso store, Deep Espresso boasts a deli and journal store in addition to
espresso and pourover choices

Deep Espresso 

Le Vieux-Port is the beating coronary heart of Marseille. 

Previous Port of Marseille is guarded by the outdated Fort Saint-Jean. A little bit additional away lies the magnificent Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, the setting of many well-known tales, from The Rely of Monte Cristo to On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

Black coffee bags on a shelf at Deep Coffee.
A collection of Deep’s single-origin choices.

Although bustling with cafés, eating places, and boulangeries, sadly most of the attracts within the Previous Port of Marseille these days are vacationer traps. That’s one cause why Deep Espresso is so particular. This specialty-coffee roaster has loads to supply: tempting small bites, an épicerie advantageous (deli), and {a magazine} store. The stunning baristas will brew an impeccable pourover or a tasty espresso for you. To prime it off, Deep’s shaded terrace is ideal for chasing away the fatigue of the day.

A peek inside 7VB with  a large green monstera plant, a couch, and vintage upholstered chairs. The wall on the right is all floor to ceiling windows. Two customers sit inside.
7VB options floor-to-ceiling home windows and classic chairs for a shiny and enjoyable expertise.

7VB Café 

An acronym for “7-Vie-est-Belle” (This Life is Stunning), 7VB is a reputation that embodies the true spirit of this beautiful café. Specialty espresso, advantageous teas, a small however tasty savory menu, and many candy treats, like tasty cinnamon rolls, are all out there at 7VB

Classic couches and armchairs, crops, and a quiet and relaxed ambiance make the spot good for a breather. What makes the café particularly distinctive is its distinctive nursery, the place youngsters can play freely and safely whereas their dad and mom chat over a espresso.

Hanging plants and pendant lights on the ceiling of 7VB.
7VB’s many crops make this area within the Le Panier district cheerful and inexperienced.

7VB Café is positioned in Le Panier, the oldest district of Marseille. This neighborhood has lately turn into an actual open-air museum because of its graffiti and a number of cultural sights. That is the right spot to relaxation after a day spent wandering the slim streets of the historic neighborhood. 


Tanya Nanetti (she/her) is a specialty-coffee barista, a traveler, and a dreamer. When she’s not behind the espresso machine (or visiting some hidden nook of the world), she’s busy writing for Espresso Rebel, an internet site about specialty espresso that she’s creating alongside along with her boyfriend.


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