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Nice has some fantastic options for a morning meal: indulge in freshly baked macarons or all-you-can-eat donuts, wash down eggs al fresco on the beach with a glass of champagne or munch on organic granola near the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Despite the French not really specialising in cooked breakfasts, Nice plays to its international visitors with a vibrant breakfast and brunch scene. You get the best of both worlds with eggs or pancakes as well as still-warm, freshly cooked bread and, of course, pastries that the French do ever so well.
Just around the corner from the pleasant Place Garibaldi on the edge of Nice’s Old Town, Déli Bo. is a delightful cafe. It serves cooked breakfasts every day, including Sundays, as well as a choice of eggs, pancakes and bagels. The cakes and macarons are incredibly enticing if you have enough room – they are delivered fresh from Déli Bo.’s pastry shop around the corner.
With a distinctly international vibe to its clientele, Kililie’s serves its brunch à la carte during the week, but on weekends – and for the same price – this American-influenced diner offers an exceptional value all-you-can-eat buffet. There’s everything hot like pancakes, eggs, bacon, French toast, muffins, onion rings and chicken fingers and a panoply of cold delights, too, such as bagels, pastries, cakes and fruit.
Situated just down the road from the stunning Promenade des Anglais, La Femme du Boulanger provides a real French experience in its traditional, rustic setting with a calm and intimate atmosphere. It has a variety of breakfast options that include wonderful, fresh French bread accompanied by homemade jams, including a delicious caramel spread, along with delicious hot drinks and freshly squeezed orange juice. For a little extra, you can add eggs. It is especially worth indulging in a wonderfully large portion of cheesecake or taking advantage of the pleasant outdoor terrace.
For brunch, Le Bistroy offers a buffet with pastries, fruit and yogurt as well as a hot plate of eggs and sausages. It also has crepes and tartines – essentially, baguette that comes served with an array of splendid jams and spreads. Breakfast mid-week runs until 11:30 am and brunch is available on Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm. Try the scrumptious homemade caramel butter – they even have gluten-free crepes.
Dine al fresco on the edge of the Mediterranean for brunch at Plage Beau Rivage beach club. The beach is split into two parts which both serve food – a quiet, relaxed ‘zen’ area and the more ‘trendy’ part where they play music. In both cases, you can eat at a table or at your own sun lounger, while waiters bring you a glass of champagne to start, followed by bread, jams, spreads and pastries. The next course is the hot plate, with scrambled eggs, saucisson, cherry tomatoes and goat’s cheese. Squeeze in dessert before working it off in the sea.