HOME > Chowhound > France >
What are you cooking today? Tell us about it

chow near gare de lyon?

fitzwater Sep 18, 2010 02:00 PM

Looking for a recommendation for a spot that would be open early morning (7am) near Gare de Lyon where we could pick up some morning and afternoon snacks for our 6 hour train ride down to Nice (breakfast pastries, panini, etc?)...

  1. hychka Sep 20, 2010 07:15 AM

    There's not much there. Last time we used that gare we carried things with us in a sack from rue Montorgueil and bought hot coffee for our travel mugs in the gare.

    3 Replies
    1. re: hychka
      John Talbott Sep 20, 2010 09:26 AM

      Agreed. That's pretty early to find anything open but the cafe on the train level floor. Maybe you can get durable stuff like kougnaman, bostock, etc., the night before.

      1. re: John Talbott
        fitzwater Sep 30, 2010 09:46 AM

        OK thanks for the tips. Is there at least a spot open for coffee and a small "hold me over" in the train station (no need for it to be memorable, just functional!)...?

        1. re: fitzwater
          John Talbott Sep 30, 2010 11:05 AM

          Pas que je sache.
          I was just thru it twice in 24 hours and saw mainly second-rate coffee/pastry outlets.
          As I said, buy something nice the day before, buy crappy coffee in the Gare and travel 1st classe (they now flash up an offer of 2 E plus to upgrade, who can resist?)

    Show Hidden Posts