Cafe des Federations Bouchon Lyon

Cafe des Federations

Over the years, I’ve read many wonderful things about the bouchons in Lyon, it’s always been my dream to dine in one – which is my main reason for visiting Lyon.

The bouchon, for the uninitiated, is the Lyonnaise version of the classic French bistro. It serves traditional Lyonnaise cuisine; the food is rich, humble, generous, and flavourful.

We managed to get a table at Café des Fédérations – one of the few Les Authentiques Bouchons Lyonnais (certified authentic bouchons in Lyon). It was one of the best meals in my life.


Travelling to Lyon, France


Lyon is a city in east-central France in the Rhône-Alpes region, situated between Paris and Marseille. Many guys have heard of Lyon because of the football team Olympique Lyonnais’s involvement in European football championships.

For food lovers, Lyon is known for a different reason. Widely acknowledged as the food capital of the world, it is a place that one must visit at least once in his/her life.

I am glad that I chose to go to Lyon. While it was a shame that we could not stay longer (we were there for only three days), we got to see the beautiful city, and eat at a bouchon. Below is a short summary of what we did during our stay. Do note that it is not meant to be a complete travel guide to Lyon.