Cannes has a lovely selection of cafés where you can find delicious coffee, high-end teas and, best of all, wonderful homemade cakes, desserts, pastries and croissants. Here are our top picks.
Savour the coffee at Itineraire Café
Cafe, Contemporary, French, $$$
At Itineraire, baristas turn coffee making into a work of art. These people know their pour-overs from their flat whites. They also serve frappés if you’re looking for a caffeine fix in the summer heat. Tea lovers will be happy with the infusions and choice of green teas and, food wise, Itineraire do a great breakfast, with fresh fruit juice, bread, pastries and cake on offer.
Sip Nutella cappuccinos at Volupté Anytime Café
Cafe, Contemporary, $$$
Volupté Anytime is the perfect choice for those with a sweet tooth. Its croissants, pastries, special desserts and homemade cakes are to die for, and its Nutella cappuccino is famed throughout Cannes. If you’re feeling a bit more peckish, there’s plenty on offer: omelettes, sandwiches, fresh-tasting salads and even açaï bowls.
Sit on the sun terrace at Factory Café
Cafe, Contemporary, $$$
The Factory Café, situated next to Hotel Gray D’Albion, is perfectly central, very stylish and loved by its regulars. There’s an outside sun terrace where you can sip your latté and watch people stroll down Cannes’ main street, La Croisette. Although reviews about the service are mixed, everyone agrees that Factory’s coffee is excellent.
Have a smoothie at The Bagel Café
Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian, $$$
The Bagel Café is a firm favourite in Cannes, offering strong coffee and reliable bagels. (French bagels tend to be more similar to baguettes, but they’re just as delicious.) This café also offers different smoothies every day, so go for that if you’re feeling healthy.
Enjoy New York-style bagels at Pat & Jo Café
Cafe, North American, French, Vegetarian, $$$
The Pat & Jo Café offers French delights but with an American twist, and their speciality is a New York-style bagel. Come here for breakfast in summer and enjoy a spot of people watching on their sunny street-side patio.
Go crazy with bubble tea at Coffee & Cookies
Cafe, French, $$$
Coffee & Cookies is very near the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, which is where the famous film festival takes place
. It serves a selection of bagels and much-loved bubble tea, which is incredibly refreshing. It also has everything you’d expect from a café: great teas and coffees and delicious sweet things, such as cookies and muffins.
Join the market-goers at Sapore di Pane
Bakery, Cafe, French, $$$
This little place is actually a bakery, but it’s also a great pitstop for coffee and something to eat. It’s situated in the famous Marché Forville and people love it not just for its delicious bread, pizza and desserts but because it’s excellent value. What’s more, you can grab a seat and watch market-goers haggle for their week’s groceries. It’s so good that they have a branch in Nice too.
Eat beachside at Café Pico
Cafe, French, Mediterranean, $$$
Café Pico is opposite the International College, meaning it offers a wide range of food with both French and international influences. You are as likely to find burgers and fries as you are a croque monsieur
. Mere moments from the beach, Pico is the perfect spot for lunch outside the city.