Tarbes: a Colombus café opens this Wednesday rue Maréchal-Foch

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Franchisees of the famous French café brand, two partners from Pau have decided to open their third shop in the center of Tarbes.

One less commercial desert and excellent news for the city center of Tarbes: where the Eram shoe store closed a few months ago, at 12 bis rue du Maréchal-Foch, a Columbus café is setting up and strengthening its commercial offer in the “heart” of the city, right next to the Ducru store.

“The authenticity of French coffee with the modernity of the café”

The franchisees of the famous French coffee shop brand, Bruno Bernatet and Manu De Couto, have decided to open their 3rd store in the capital Bigorre, after those in Pau in 2018 and the Carrefour shopping center in Lescar in 2018. The brand, which has opened 250 stores in France and is starting to invest in medium-sized cities, is still considered “Petit Poucet” against coffee giant Starbucks. “Columbus café is the authenticity and spirit of the French café combined with the modernity of the café, sums up Bruno Bernatet. It is a welcoming, welcoming, Anglo-Saxon atmosphere, although it is a French franchise”. It has built its reputation in particular thanks to its offer of specialty drinks: cappuccino, Viennese chocolate, etc. Open from 8:00 to 19:00 every day except Sundays, the shop offers breakfast in the morning (coffee-croissant) and an afternoon sweet offer (muffins, donuts and biscuits), including a midday break with different types of sandwiches (rolls, clubs, bagels) and of course “gourmet” hot and refreshing drinks (milk-shakes, iced tea and smoothies).

A terrace and an intergenerational clientele

“We change specific recipes and drinks four times a year following the rhythm of the seasons, with a renewal of thematic activities every two months” underlines the manager who approached a greengrocer from the rooms to stock up on fruit that will be used to make his juices. Bruno Bernatet can count on the experience and know-how acquired during the opening of his first two stores: “At the beginning we thought of welcoming mainly young people. In the end, we receive customers of all ages”. For a week now, the six young people hired for the opening scheduled for this Wednesday 26 July have been training as “baristas” (coffee artists) to be ready for D-Day. When the weather permits, customers will be able to benefit from eight tables on the terrace. Inside the bar there are 40 seats, with a wifi area for those who want to surf the net or work in peace.

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