Since moving to France, there are few things that I enjoy doing more than sitting in a café for a couple of hours in the company of a friend or a good book – especially here in Nice where the sun rarely stops shining and so many cafés have wonderful terraces.
I try to go to a new coffee shop every week and have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the coffee scene here.
With that in mind, I’ve slowly compiled a list of some best coffee shops to visit in Nice and thought I would share it so you can enjoy these hidden gems as much as I do.
Best Cafés to Visit in Nice, France
Keep reading for the best coffee shops in Nice and keep in mind that this list is in no particular order – as it would be too hard to make that kind of decision.
As a coffee lover myself, trust me when I say that this list consists of the crème de la crème. Oh and if you are visiting Villefranche-sur-Mer, definitely check out the cafe in Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild too.
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1- Café Librairie Les Parleuses
One of my absolute favorites, this café is both a coffee shop and a bookstore.
It offers a wide variety of books, from old classics to modern bestsellers, and delicious coffee! There’s no better place for an afternoon full of relaxation and reading.
Address: 18 rue Defly, 5 Pl. du Général Georges Marshall, 06000 Nice.
2- HOBO Coffee
This quaint coffee shop in Vieux Nice is famous for its specialty brews and casual bites.
The atmosphere is cozy and inviting, perfect for a quiet afternoon with friends or by yourself.
Address: 5 Bis Rue Sainte-Reparate, 06300 Nice
3- Atelier Alfred café
This unique place not only has a beautiful garden, great coffee, and delicious pastries but also offers all kinds of creative workshops a few times a week (you can check the agenda on their website.
Address: 13 Rue Vernier, 06000 Nice
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4- Brulerie des Cafes Indien
This coffee shop is the place to go if you appreciate truly good coffee. It serves really high-quality coffee, including some of the rarest and most exquisite beans.
Address: 35 Rue Pairolière, 06300 Nice
5- HUG Café Nice
This adorable café near Jean Medecin (and right next to Hotel Du Centre, one of the best hotels in Nice) is another personal favorite.
Their sun latte (made of milk, turmeric, and ginger) is simply out of this world and their coffee is top-notch. This is also a good place to get matcha in Nice.
Address: 2 Rue de Suisse, 06000 Nice
6- Edmond Café
Perfect for brunch or afternoon tea, this is one of the prettiest cafés in town.
Their pastries are delicious and they also have a great selection of sandwiches, salads, and other snacks. The atmosphere here is always pleasant and inviting.
Address: 11 bis Rue du Congrès, 06000 Nice
7- Zeni Coffee
This coffee shop somehow reminds me of the ones I used to visit when I was living in the US.
They have a wide variety of coffee and tea, as well as some delicious foods – and eggs for breakfast, which sometimes can be hard to find in France.
Address: 7 Rue du Maréchal Joffre, 06000 Nice
8- Chez Les Garçons
If you’re looking for something a bit more hipster, this is the café for you!
With its industrial-looking décor and delicious coffee, it’s definitely one of the trendiest places in Nice.
Address: 1 Rue Niepce, 06000 Nice
9- Cafe Frei
Cafe Frei originally comes from Hungary, and it has settled in Nice too.
Their concept of “coffee from around the world” is really interesting, as each of the drinks on the menu is inspired by a different country.
Address: 52 Rue de France, 06000 Nice
10- Il caffé dai ragazzi
This little Italian-style café serves some of the best cappuccinos in town. It’s also a great place to try some traditional Italian and French eats.
Personally, I find their pistachio tarte absolutely heavenly.
Address: 57 Rue de France, 06000 Nice
11- Malongo Atelier Barista
This lovely café serves Malongo coffee from its own roastery. They also have pastries, paninis, and some really interesting food options.
Address: 39 Av. Jean Médecin, 06000 Nice
Conclusion: The best cafés in Nice
That’s a wrap! I hope this list will help you find your new favorite coffee spot in Nice.
Whether you’re looking for a cozy café to relax, or something more hip and trendy, you are sure to find a place that’s to your liking and if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!
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