Where to Eat in Nice, France

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Boulangerie Jeannot

Nice, France

Get into the quotidian rhythm of French mornings by starting your day with a silky coffee and a pastry brimming with crème patisserie. Just moments from the Fontaine du Soleil, Boulangerie Jeannot is a typical French hangout. Collect your viennoiseries (baked pastries) from the counter, grab your freshly squeezed orange juice and frothy cappuccino and take your breakfast al fresco.

Address

8 Rue Saint-François-de-Paule 06300

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Bar des Oiseux

Nice, France

You may stumble upon this unassuming eatery while wondering the back streets of the old town. Loved for the authentic theatricality of its staff, the waiter brings out a huge blackboard with dishes written in swirly white chalk – a mixture of fresh seafood and pastas washed down with solid French wines. If it’s on the menu, order the gnocchi; it’s some of the best we’ve tasted. The presentation, service and food are all also impeccable.

Address

5 Rue Saint Vincent 06300

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Côté Marais

Nice, France

The Côté Marais is tiny (it seats 20), has no website and you can only reserve by phone. A hard-to-find local restaurant, they serve generous home-cooked dishes such as stacks of scallops and perfectly seared steaks washed down with carefully chosen wines. Get the crème caramel to finish.

Address

4 Rue du Pontin Old Town 06300

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Papilla

Nice, France

Even though this tiny little gelateria is on the through route of a touristy street, its pop-up counter is filled to the brim with swirly clouds of pastel ice creams that attract as many locals and tourists. At the bargain price of €2 for two scoops, you may as well make it a daily ritual.

Address

3 Rue de l'Opéra 06300