Antibes is a coastal town situated between Cannes and Nice on France’s Côte d’Azur. The region is famed as a popular luxury holiday destination for those seeking the blue skies and warm weather of the south of Europe, and boasts some of the most stunning coastal landscapes on the continent. The resort town also benefits from its proximity to Italy and has done throughout history, being a site of strategic importance throughout the Roman Empire. The French and Italians are also alike in their adoration of great coffee, so many great coffee shops can be found in the town, here are some of the best.
Perhaps the most popular cafe in Antibes, Choopy’s Cupcakes & Coffee Shop is a cozy spot in the heart of the town. The cafe offers an array of tasty cupcakes to accompany a delicious creamy coffee. The cupcakes and cookies are all home baked to perfection and decorated with colored icing and fun toppings. There is an extensive list of coffees and hot drinks to choose from, all made from the finest coffee beans and presented with delightful latte art.
Located a mere stroll away from the seafront and Antibes’ local market, Le Goût is a homely coffee shop ideal for a breakfast or lunch break complemented by one of their coffees or teas. The enchanting cafe serves up a variety of hot drinks in wonderful china cups as well as freshly made smoothies, juices and cakes. There is the option to sit outside and soak up the balmy sunshine and the atmosphere of the old town, alternatively you can enjoy the colorful decor of the interior.
Lucky Break is the ideal spot for tasty homemade desserts, delicious coffees and fresh smoothies served in a cozy cave-like basement. Visitors are guided down the steps to the main seating area, which is stylishly decorated in cool grey shades, making for a pleasant break from the ferociously hot sun of the South of France. Service is friendly and warm, and the cakes and coffees are always immaculately presented.
This cafe celebrates fine French patisserie by offering a selection of delicious cakes and pastries, from the classic French macaron to flaky croissants. The desserts are immaculately presented with attention to detail and can be enjoyed on the sunny terrace while watching the locals go about their daily routines. Wash down one of their delectable cakes with a delicious foamy coffee or tea. The cafe is a short walk away from Antibes’ Musée Archeologie, and so is a great spot to visit after an afternoon exploring the town’s ancient heritage.
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This cafe is a somewhat odd combination of tabac, bar and coffee shop but makes for a fantastic lunchtime experience in a beautiful setting. The cafe has a spectacular hidden garden complete with a shaded patio, a grape vine, a frog-filled aquarium and a water feature. The outside terrace is also decorated with kitschy garden ornaments and fairy lights to light up the garden in the evening. Stop here for a break from the buzz of the town.