Updated: Aug 15
Welcome, fellow foodies and wine lovers! If you find yourself strolling along the sun-kissed shores of the French Riviera, in the charming city of Nice, then you, my friend, are in for a treat. Nice is not only famous for its stunning beaches and picturesque streets but also for its vibrant culinary scene. From flaky croissants to delectable dinners, and everything in between, this city has it all. So, grab your appetite and join me as we embark on a laid-back gastronomic adventure through Nice, exploring four fantastic places to eat and drink, each catering to a different part of your day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and that essential coffee break. Let's dig in, shall we?
4 Places to eat and drink in Nice
Breakfast | Le Sunset Cafe
Le Sunset Cafe is a cute little cafe located off the Promenade des Anglais that offers a tasty (and cheap!) breakfast with a lovely view of the Mediterranean. My cousin and I really enjoyed our morning coffee and tartines (baguette with jam and butter) in the mornings here and it was a great place to kick off the day. They offer two breakfasts : the first one called "classique" consists of slices of baguette (tartines), a croissant or a pain au chocolat with a hot drink of your choice and a freshly squeezed orange juice for 7,5€ (a bargain in my opinion considering the location), and the second "Le sunset" that offers the same as the previous with extra scrambled eggs, bacon and toast for 11,80€. The service was good and the staff were very friendly.
Lunch | Comptoir du Marché
My cousin and I were on a mission to find somewhere for lunch other than the touristy traps that pop up everywhere in Nice and we stumbled upon this sweet little spot in called "Le Comptoire du Marché. This restaurant is ideally located in the heart of the old part of the city, Vieux-Nice, also known as the "Babazouk". The place welcomes you in a classic bistro atmosphere making it a very convivial and offers family-style cooking with a twist. Although a little more on the pricey side (between 21€-27€ for a main dish), it was worth every penny. We ended up going back for seconds because we enjoyed it that much!
The service was top-notch, and the staff was just lovely. They happily walked us through the menu which changes regularly. So, if you fancy a taste of classic French cuisine in Nice without all the touristy nonsense, you've got to swing by "Le Comptoire du Marché." Bon appétit !
Coffee break | Barista Club
Exploring cities can be exhausting and requires a little cafein boost from time to time. Barista Club is a cosy coffee shop in the centre of Nice that offers a wide selection of coffee drinks as well as vegan milk alternatives. The barista was super friendly and helpful and is happy to guide you through your choice. There's not a lot of seating but if you’re able to grab a spot then it's the perfect place to relax and recharge!
Dinner & Wine | La Pêche à la Vigne
It is no secret that I love wine, so when we heard about this natural wine bar called La Pêche à la Vigne, we wasted no time in going there for our first dinner in Nice.
Located next to Place Garibaldi, La Pêche à la Vigne is a little bistro with a few tables, a counter, an army of bottles, food and drink... I mean what else do you need? The place is first and foremost a natural wine cellar but it's also a restaurant open from Thursday to Saturday evenings. The staff is very helpful and friendly, the menu is condensed but of high quality and good value, and most importantly, they have an exceptional wine selection. They also offer organic craft beers, and other products. The restaurant is often fully packed so I highly recommend booking in advance!
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