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Best Desserts in Lyon

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La Creperie du Major

This cute creperie in Terreaux serves a range of fresh, light-as-air French galettes, alongside homemade, artisanal cider. The breakfast-style cafe invites both locals and meandering tourists, who come here for a bite of La Creperie du Major's famed crepes, be it the savory scallop and duck galettes or the ham galettes. The main attraction here, however, are the heavenly dessert crepes, served with melted chocolate, studded with almonds and topped off with whipped cream. The classic honey and butter crepes or the Chestnut cream crepes are worth trying as well.

Lyon, France
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Nardone

Nardone, established in 1883 is famous for serving the best homemade ice cream in the region. The options are so extensive that it will take you a while to decide on what you want. The various compositions are all mouth-watering. Try the famous white peach, the pistachio or the peanut ice creams. The surroundings are awesome since the venue is located alongside the Saône River. On hot summer nights, you can enjoy your ice cream on the terrace. You can expect some crowd but the cold treat is well worth the wait.

Lyon, France
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Bernachon

Bernachon is the gold standard among chocolate artisans in Lyon and indeed all of France. The cocoa beans are selected from among the best varieties in the world and processed in Lyon laboratories with the special care of the best chocolate chefs. They are roasted, grounded and finally blended with the finest dairy products (Isigny cream and Échiré butter) to produce the best chocolate candies. The Palet d'or (fresh cream and dark chocolate) and the Chocolate Truffle are their first specialties. On offer are one thousand one flavors including the Hazelnut Aveline, the Almond Princess, the Pistachio Round or the Mocha Round. Take a seat in the tearoom for a hot drink and enjoy pastries that are as delicious as the chocolate sweets. Orders can be placed by fax and emails too but not on phone.

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Chokola!

Perched atop the Croix-Rousse hilltop, Chokola! is certain to send any chocolate lover into a tizzy. Fashioned like a library, with much inspiration from the magical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this chocolicious venture by Sébastien Bouillet needs to be seen to be believed. Chocolate varieties from the world over find their place here in one of the shop's shelves, much like a treasured book at a library. If you can handle it, gawk at the milk chocolate waterfall cascading down Chokola's walls, an arrangement that is nothing short of miraculous. Choco-heads will agree.

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Creperie Caramel Salé

This quiet place tucked away in a leafy part of Lyon serves excellent home-style crepes. Regulars who come here for breakfast will vouch for the splendid quality of buckwheat crepes, the classic Breton specialty that everyone has come to know and love. There are also quite a few original crepe varieties available here. Wash it down with a mug of good ol' cider. For families who want to get away from all the bustle and have a quiet breakfast all by themselves, this is the perfect place.

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Le Kitchen Café

Le Kitchen Café is a beautifully laid out cafe that offers a delightfully laid back vibe to escape the pace.Their talented baristas ensure a perfect pull each time. The setting is casual and warm. Their thoughtful lighting accents give a comfortable feel to the place. The service is quite prompt and the food is scrumptious. On offer at Le Kitchen Café is a variety of Nordic and Polish classics, light bites, salads, soups and other entrees.Their desserts (especially the pound cake) are decadent. Easy on the pocket and friendly, this cafe has become a popular hangout among the locals and is quite favored by the tourists as well.

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