La Femme du Boulanger
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. Its breakfast menu includes wonderful, fresh French bread accompanied by homemade jams, along with delicious hot drinks and freshly squeezed orange juice. It is especially worth taking advantage of the pleasant outdoor terrace – a great spot to watch the world go by while enjoying a filling, authentic regional breakfast.
3, Rue du Commandant Raffali, Nice, France +33 (0)4 89 03 43 03
Patisserie Chez Maître Pierre
Just a few paces from the lovely Jardin Albert 1er is Patisserie Chez Maître Pierre. This is arguably one of the best bakeries and pastry shops in Nice with 30 years’ experience of producing great quality breads and pastries. Whether you’re looking for a big savory brunch or a light, sweet, pastry breakfast, this wonderful little bakery provides everything from delightful quiches to mouth-watering millefeuilles and everything in between, not to mention really great coffee.
41, Rue Massena, Nice, France +33 (0)4 93 87 77 95
Tote et Mamie Charlotte
Located in the heart of the beautiful, historic Old Town, Tote et Mamie Charlotte is a great little bistro with a unique décor. The regularly changing menus feature fresh market ingredients, including sublime tartines and generous salads, as well as delicious crêpes, pastries and cakes. The hot drink selection is also particularly good, including a large number or teas and a heavenly, homemade hot chocolate.
2, Rue Rossetti, Nice, France +33 (0)9 54 51 80 23
Located just around the corner from the stunning Place Masséna and the beautiful Fontaine du Soleil, Le Makassar is ideally placed, nestled right in the centre of the town. This cosy little restaurant has a fabulous brunch menu every weekend. There’s such a large number of courses of fantastic home-made French dishes that patrons will find themselves spending many hours in this friendly and welcoming venue just tasting the smorgasbord before them. From the fresh bread to the salmon tartare to the fantastic cheese platter, flavors abound.
5, Rue Alexandre Mari, Nice, France +33 (0)4 93 80 99 09
Au Goût Thé d’Antan
Tucked right in the heart of this city, along a very pleasant avenue, lies an adorable English cottage-style cafe, Au Goût Thé d’Antan. Its quirky, cute décor transports patrons to a past world – the different crockery on each table is a nice touch. This old-fashioned tea room boasts a brilliant selection of tea and unusual yet sublime hot chocolates, including a delicious orange and cinnamon and white chocolate and hazelnut brew.
31, Avenue Alfred Borriglione, Nice, France +33 (0)6 09 61 00 59
Hidden down a side road in the Old Town, just a few hundred meters from the sea front itself, Café Marché is a great little cafe that serves wonderful food using local and organic produce in a bright and stylish setting. From fresh, healthy salads and filling sandwiches to delectable pastries, the brunch menu offers lovely sweet and savory options. Wash down your meal with good quality hot drinks, including particularly exceptional coffee.
2, Rue Barillerie, Nice, France +33 (0)9 81 84 92 49
Placed on the famous market road, Cours Saleya, DS Délices is a wonderful little spot for both breakfast and brunch, with a great selection of drinks, including a range of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and milkshakes. The homemade cakes are divine, including delicious, beautifully presented cupcakes, muffins and cheesecake. There is also a good range of bagels and salads to boot. The Sunday brunch menu is especially generous. It includes truly fabulous pancakes, as well as a good number of savory options.
16, Cours Saleya, Nice, France +33 (0)4 89 14 58 03
Located on the road just off from the idyllic Promenade des Arts, Wazo Brunch is an establishment with a cool décor and relaxed atmosphere. True to its name, it’s solely dedicated to brunch. Its extremely generous set menus contain a good variety of brunch dishes. With wonderful pancakes and perfectly scrambled eggs, as well as sausages, tartines, and home-made burgers, this really is one of the best brunch spots in Nice.
14, Rue Defly, Nice, France +33 (0)6 64 47 68 69
Just around the corner from the pleasant Place Garibaldi on the edge of the Old Town, Déli Bo. is a delightful, buzzing cafe. It is so enchanting that patrons will be inclined to linger to sample as much as possible from their extensive menu. The pastries are sublime and the bagels are brilliant. There are also wonderful club sandwiches and exquisitely prepared eggs, making it a fantastic breakfast or Sunday brunch spot for sure.
5, Rue Bonaparte, Nice, France +33 (0)4 93 56 33 04
For an excellent experience of authentic French cuisine, travelers need not look much further than the brilliant Brasserie L’Hydropathe. This place is a fabulous restaurant serving traditional, Mediterranean French dishes with passion in a bright and modern setting. From the lovely salmon tartare to the foie gras to the genuine Niçoise salade, everything produced in this great establishment is fresh and delicious. In short, it’s a fine place to sample some of the best local food the region has to offer.
6, Boulevard Victor Hugo, Nice, France +33 (0)4 93 55 89 12