Brest’s good addresses to discover

Brest’s good addresses to discover
Brest’s good addresses to discover

Lucie Le Doaré, cheesemaker, opened La laiterie brestoise a few months ago. Her goal? To bring a bit of farming to the city by selling organic and local milk.

240, rue Anatole-France

Urban Brewery

L’urbaine produces craft and organic beers in an eco-responsible and passionate way.

11B, rue Kerfautras

Les borderlines

Les Ribines, a bistro-style restaurant that offers traditional “grandmother’s” cuisine, homemade, with organic and fresh products. It is also possible to buy natural wines there.

3, Glasgow Street

Refuge royal

In this café, located opposite the Recouvrance bridge, everything is homemade: cakes, brunches, etc. We take advantage of the wifi to work, and the artistic atmosphere of the place, which exhibits works and organizes workshops.

3, Porte Street

Beaj kafé

This restaurant-café-library is part of an eco-responsible approach. On the menu: coffee roasted on site, vegetarian dishes composed according to the seasons, and even concerts, popular science conferences and thematic workshops.

51, Branda Street

The source

One bar, three atmospheres. The establishment is divided into three spaces with floral decoration, mirrored ceilings, garland sky and colorful carpets. And it works exclusively with craft breweries from Brest and the surrounding area.

29, rue Pierre-Brossolette

Fono, bar-record store

Electro music is an institution in Brest! In this café too: the establishment offers vinyls, mixing initiations, open decks for DJs or exhibitions.

46, rue Émile-Zola

The five-legged sheep

A community bistro where you can have a drink, eat (local and mostly organic products), but also play board games or attend concerts and shows.

25, rue Navarin

For a gift?

Kuuutch

At the crossroads between plastic and visual arts and publishing, this gallery run by dynamic volunteers offers unique and colorful fanzines, screen prints and engravings. The association also organizes exhibitions.

17, rue Fautras

Let’s be

Located on the very trendy rue Ducouedic, opposite Tilt, this concept store offers a clever mix of designer objects, clothing and original accessories.

4, rue Ducouedic

The enthusiasts

This associative boutique brings together modern and varied creations: jewelry, bags, watercolors, colorful shirts, soaps or photos, there is something for everyone!

12, rue Louis-Pasteur

TIlt

Sixteen Breton artisans with a poetic and offbeat universe are brought together in this pretty boutique, ideal for offering gifts to loved ones.

3, rue Ducouedic

Jewelry

Here

Jorge, a jeweler of Peruvian origin, handcrafts and tailors creations inspired by his travels in Latin America.

12, rue Louis-Pasteur

Waxebo

Waxebo, this designer passionate about sewing, handcrafts embroidered and colorful jewelry. Some recall her years spent in the Indian Ocean.

12, rue Louis-Pasteur

Ceramics

Julie Loaëc

The Brest ceramicist creates plates, cups, pots and sculptures in black stoneware and porcelain. Beautifully decorated, these objects are part of a gentle marine world.

9, rue du Bois-d’Amour

L’atelier 1280°

In addition to contemporary utilitarian objects made of ceramics, this workshop offers classes and courses in modeling, throwing and decoration.

15, rue Keravel

To dress

UmÒja shoes

This young Brest company manufactures modern, plant-based and biodegradable sneakers. It also promotes West African craftsmanship.

50, rue Jean-Jaurès

Palam Brest house

With its “drunk right/drunk left” t-shirts, this brand of artistic and sometimes humorous clothing will delight Brest residents who love their city.

Upster

This Brest brand designs high-end city shoes for men. On sale in particular in the pretty clothing boutique called Le 5, rue Ducouédic.

18, rue de la Villeneuve

Geronimo Lagadec

This brand is known for its humorous clothing. Gift idea: the “50 Shades of Rain” t-shirt!

9, Siam Street

Bzh kinfolk

Two decoration enthusiasts make high-end household linen from old textiles.

62 ter, rue de Lyon

PhenUm

Supporters’ scarves transformed into fashion accessories, this is the kind of creations that we find at Phenüm, a young artistic brand.

17, rue Fautras

Macfarlane creation

Behind this name are two designers specializing in custom-made wedding dresses, stage costumes and corsetry. Their workshop is open to professionals and individuals alike.

10, rue Louis-Pasteur

Sea dreams

Second-hand shop, decoration area, mini tea room… this address also offers cooking, makeup, hairdressing and DIY (Do It Yourself) workshops, a very trendy concept appreciated by young people.

116, rue Jean-Jaurès

Marshmallow Bit

A delicately decorated consignment store with a selection of quality clothing, shoes and jewelry.

20, rue Fautras

Long live paper!

A little touch of green

Émeline creates plant illustrations by hand, mixing watercolor and drawing. She can create unique pieces to order.

Pappus editions

Vintage maps of France, neon pink rock posters… This publisher designs and prints modern art stationery.

1, rue de Fleurus

Sandrine Peron

The Brestoise creates engravings, often minimalist, in black and white and on linoleum, by hand, in her workshop.

23, rue Émile-Zola

The little bookstore

A well-stocked independent bookstore, rich in advice, and which highlights works from independent houses that publish books in the manner of artisans.

4 bis, rue Danton

Marie Colin

This illustrator offers large, colorful posters, postcards or notebooks representing emblematic places of Finistère, where she creates her works. For a modern souvenir decoration!

Midnight

Sculpture, drawing, photography… whatever the technique, this young artist designs works, often blue, linked to the ocean.

12, rue Louis-Pasteur

The paper workshop

Pascale Zawadzki, visual artist, opened this large engraving, marbled paper and printmaking workshop a few months ago. She creates her productions in ink and water with ancient know-how.

3, place Maurice-Gillet

AntinoË bookstore

This bookstore specializing in archaeology and fine arts houses intriguing sections on Egyptology and Assyriology. We stroll around with curiosity, because the place is also a gallery.

30, rue Émile-Zola

Bric-a-brac

Brokatom

Vintage furniture lovers, you will find in this shop secretaries from the 1950s or advertising posters as decoration.

29, rue Émile-Zola

Zicevart

Éva creates charming decorative objects for children’s bedrooms and cardboard sculptures that can be personalized.

I cook Brest style

A book of recipes and portraits about Brest gastronomy imagined by Martine Podeur and her son Kévin Rannou, chefs of the restaurant le Crabe Marteau, in Brest.

8, Customs Quay

Bamboo bike

A bicycle made from Finistère bamboo… the concept is surprising! In the Vélos Brestois workshop-boutique, you can learn how to make one yourself. You can also come here to have your bike repaired or maintained.

173, rue Jean-Jaurès

Atelier mono

In this workshop, which also serves as an art gallery, Gaëlle Thuayre creates unique engravings, paintings and sculptures.

9, rue Louis-Pasteur

William the book

This handyman tastefully transforms objects considered obsolete or waste. He changes them into quality furniture: desks, tables, frames, coat racks, etc.

1, rue Jules-Michelet

To discover in the surroundings of Brest

Gardens of the Chimera

The designer’s main source of inspiration? The abalone shell! A wonder of nature molded to decorate these artisanal jewels, made on the island of Molène.

Le Bourg, island of Molène

Marie Hervé

This former agricultural researcher turned craftswoman makes handbags, wallets, belts and jewelry from fish leather.

43, rue de la Font-Blanche, Landerneau

Mona Luison

This young artist from Brest practices upcycling. She gives new life to objects and materials destined to be thrown away and makes sculptures from them.

This article appeared in Bretagne Magazine n°128 (November-December 2022)

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