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The Cours Saleya - a place of outdoor restaurants, boutiques and a market. Photo: Shutterstock
The Cours Saleya - a place of outdoor restaurants, boutiques and a market. Photo: Shutterstock

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Eating in Nice - our favorite places

It’s France. Need I say more? Venture off the beaten path, away from the tourist traps and you’ll be rewarded. But be sure to check the opening hours and book a table first. Here’s a guide to get you started.

Mon Petit Café

The food here is mouth-watering, the atmosphere elegant yet comfortable, the service attentive and relaxed and the prices won’t break the bank. It’s in the 2016 Michelin Guide.

Mon Petit Café

11 Bis rue Grimaldi, Nice

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Deli Bo

Don’t be discouraged by the lines for lunch or Sunday brunch at Deli Bo – they move fast and you’ll be rewarded by the comforting food and lively atmosphere. Perfect for people-watching in Nice’s trendy, so-called “Marais” area.

Deli Bo

5 rue Bonaparte, Nice

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La mise au Verre

This neighborhood bistro’s main focus is its vast selection of wine, which the staff will happily pair up with whatever is on the menu that day. You can expect local and organic ingredients whipped up into something very tasty.

La mise au Verre

17 rue Pastorelli, Nice

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Socca or farina, a traditional chickpea pancake with rose wine. Photo: Shutterstock

L’atelier

Socca is a specialty in the south of France, especially in Nice, so no visit is complete without tasting at least one. L’Atelier takes this pancake or crêpe made of chickpea flour and turns it into a culinary event with a choice of eclectic toppings and combinations.

L’atelier

17 rue Gioffredo, Nice

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La Ronronnerie, café à chats

If you’re a cat lover, this café is the place for you. Enjoy your coffee and pastry in the company of the resident cats. If you’re allergic to the feline creatures, there’s always Charlie’s & Co next door. No cats, but good, simple lunches at this homey café with plenty of students from the local ‘lycée’.

La Ronronnerie, café à chats

4 rue de Lépante, Nice

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Patisserie Canet

Patisserie Canet elevates pastry to an art. Choosing just one treat to go with your coffee or tea will be extremely difficult – so taste two.

Patisserie Canet

7 rue Longchamp, Nice

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On multiple locations.

Le Meridien

Yes it’s touristy, but it’s good too! Le Meridien hotel’s La Terrasse restaurant and adjoining rooftop bar are definitely worthwhile, especially for the sea view.

Le Meridien

1 Promenade des Anglais, Nice

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Cave de la Tour

Stop in for an “apéro” at this busy bar in the Old Town bursting with character and good cheer. Grab a bar stool outside if it’s too crowded.

Cave de la Tour

3 rue de la Tour, Nice

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Narrow pedestrian street in Old Town of Nice. Photo: Shutterstock

Cafés Indien

If coffee is more your thing, there’s Cafes Indien, also in the Old Town. They carry coffee beans from around the world. Try a cup of the ‘café du jour.’

Cafés Indien

35 Rue Pairolière, Nice

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Le Comptoir du Marché

Excellent food and value at this friendly restaurant in Nice’s Old Town. Slow-cooked beef, octopus… the chalkboard menu changes according to what’s fresh. The place can be crowded but the staff will try to accommodate you on the outdoor patio or indoors. Similar reasonably priced, good cookin’ options in the neighborhood are Chez Palmyre at 5, rue Droite and Acchiardo on 38 rue Droite.

Le Comptoir du Marché

8 rue du Marché, Nice

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Le Shapko Bar

Top off the evening with jazz, soul, or why not funk music, at Le Shapko Bar in the Old Town. Live music every evening with a happy hour from 18:00-21:00.

Le Shapko Bar

5 rue Rossetti, Nice

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