Cafés, Bistrots, Bars and Brasseries – 18 Useful Tips

The newly-landed Anglophone expat might find the following tips of help when it comes to having a drink or a bite to eat in a café, a bistrot, a brasserie or a bar:

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Starbucks – A Nice visit

With the first Starbucks on the French Riviera at Cap 3000 and now the just-opened one in Nice Etoile in the city center of Nice, I decided to go check it out on a Monday.

Of course, no surprise for the cookie cutter, or should I say coffee cutter, look as they all are the same. The line was long, with about 20 people waiting, along with limited seating capacity. Located on the street level floor of the shopping center, it is easy to find and is right beside a major entrance and exit for better visibility/accessibility.

I couldn’t help wonder if, when, and where a third one will show up next!







Café de Nice

A simple enough and a logical name for a café/restaurant in Nice.

Hmmm, it made me wonder what it was like, and to be honest, I was expecting an ordinary run-of-the-mill café, and it didn’t look that UNordinary from the outside.  Mais, au contraire!  It was very chic and classy, with excellent and attentive service, and most of all, delicious food!  Just off the main street of the pedestrian zone in Nice, the location is great!  I ordered a three-course meal from the daily specials menu (starter/main/dessert) – good that it IS near the pedestrian zone, as I really needed to walk it off afterwards!  (The salt & pepper shakers were clever and amusing to me – made to represent the “galets” (pebbles) on Nice’s beach!)

Cafe de Nice is at 1, rue Maurice Jaubert (pedestrian zone in Nice)  Tel: 04-89-14-82-03

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