A great place to go for a drink or meal in Bordeaux : Le café des jours heureux, au 54 rue Camille Sauvageau.
This little café-bar in an up-and-coming part of Bordeaux offers French dishes (steak tartare, charcuterie etc.) and wine of an excellent quality, and it's not too expensive! The bar itself is small with a really French feel to it, and the staff are very friendly; there are also tables outside for enjoying the sunshine.
A recent discovery by the team at Home of Translation, and we're looking forward to going back!