This week's spotlight: Bulle de Fruit

(c) Bulle de Fruit

Warmer weather is coming, and that means smoothie season! Bulle de Fruit is a juice, smoothie and coffee bar located near Hôtel de Ville.

(c) Bulle de Fruit

Bulle de Fruit features fruit and vegetable cocktails, freshly-squeezed juices and smoothies made with your choice of low-fat milk, yogurt or soy milk. Their menu includes the usual suspects such as bananas, oranges, apples, mango, strawberries and carrots, and also a few more interesting items such as apricots, coconut, beets, cucumbers and pear. Prices range from 3.70 euros to 6.80 euros.

Time to fruit up!

(c) Bulle de Fruit

Also on the menu: sandwiches (even a vegetarian choice), wraps, salads and desserts.

Monday - Wednesday from 11am to 7pm
Thursday - Friday from 11am to 11pm
Saturday from 2pm to 11pm

24 rue Joseph Serlin, 69001 Lyon
quartier opéra, métro Hôtel de Ville

04 72 26 43 82

Current seasonal menu

This week in Lyon

This week's special: the Caramel Macchiato

Try one at the Starbucks at 2 Rue de la République near the Lyon Opéra, a at the newest location in Villeurbanne at 40 rue Henri Barbusse.

Need to brush up on your language skills for ordering Starbucks in French?

Try this list of drinks and descriptions in French and this audio learning guide (CD and booklet). You'll be all set.

The Ethiopian Sidamo coffee can be purchased and tasted at Starbucks, and you can also learn about its roots in the film Black Gold.

Popcorn with a cheap movie ticket?

Realizing that the purpose of this blog is to inform you of food-related topics of interest for American expats in Lyon, I'm going to deviate slightly on this post. After all, who doesn't love a good deal and an excuse for a date night?

This weekend is the tenth annual edition of Printemps du Cinéma across France. On Sunday the 22nd, Monday the 23rd and Tuesday the 24th, movie theaters across the country are tickets for all films and all showings at 3.50 euros.

Movies showing in Lyon's cinemas this weekend are listed below, courtesy of 20minutes.fr. Click the image for a larger view.

Films marked VO are in the original language with French subtitles.

Enjoy your popcorn!

This week's spotlight: Ben & Jerry's AND Häagen-Dazs

"I like Ben & Jerry's."

"Really? I prefer Häagen-Dazs."

The solution is simple and it's found at Place Terraux in Lyon. where you'll find a Häagen-Dazs café next to a Ben & Jerry's.

Häagen-Dazs locations in Lyon
8 pl des Terraux, 69001
71 rue de la République, 69002
17 rue du Docteur Bouchut, Centre Commercial de la Part Dieu, 69003
pl Charles Béraudier, 69003

For a complete list of Ben & Jerry's locations in Lyon , click here.

Also available from these vendors:

Introducing the Starbucks Coffee Traveler

"Ne venez plus en réunion les mains vides" is its slogan, which means you should no longer go to office meetings empty handed. Starbucks Lyon has the solution: the Coffee Traveler.

Easy to carry, this insulated container holds 12 cups of freshly brewed 100% Arabica coffee. It comes with cups, lids, sugar, milk, stirrers and napkins. The container keeps your Starbucks coffee hot for up to two hours.

You can place your order the Coffee Traveler 24 hours in advance from the Starbucks on rue de la Républque in Lyon on on avenue Henri Barbusse in Villeurbanne. Decaf is available, as are a selction of pastries.

Coffee Traveler: 14.90 euros

Cookies: 2,20 euros each or 7,50 euros for four
Muffins: 2,80 euros each or 9,60 euros for four
Scones: 2,30 euros each or 7,90 euros for four
Donuts: 1,90 euros each or 6,50 euros for four
Orange or lemon cake: 2,90 euros each or 9,90 euros for four