Café Marché in Nice – the perfect spot for Sunday brunch

Cet article a été publié dans FR2DAY en 2011 (this article was published in FR2DAY in 2011)


Brunch is all about waking up late on weekends and lingering for hours in a relaxed atmosphere over dishes that can at the same time satisfy food cravings and heal hangovers from the previous night. This not-quite-breakfast, not-quite-lunch concept is catching on fast in France, especially among the thirtysomething crowd, but if Nice has not climbed on the bandwagon just yet, the city now counts among its newest restaurants a place that truly does brunch the right way…the Café Marché.

Tucked away in the backstreets of Old Nice, just a few blocks away from the bustling Cours Saleya, this little, nicely decorated restaurant offers every Sunday, from 9am to 5pm, a nice balance between savoury and sweet, with a choice of breakfast as well as lunch items, always made with the best quality ingredients.

For instance, for just 9,90 Euros you can have the sweet brunch which includes a hot drink – Café Marché has a very good selection of teas – a freshly squeezed juice, some slices of bread and jam or honey, some pancakes, brioches or gingerbreads and a plate of eggs.

For the same price, you can also have a savoury brunch which includes a hot drink, a fresh squeezed juice, a club sandwich, a salad or a soup and a plate of eggs. And for just 5 Euros more, you can have a combination of the two!

The friendly staff makes you feel at home and relaxed enough to enjoy a nice conversation with your friends or finish another section of the Sunday paper while nibbling on your food. A real paradise for brunch lovers! Be sure however to make a reservation beforehand as the place gets crowded very fast. Reservations may be made by either emailing Café Marché or by phoning

Photograph courtesy Café Marché


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