Le Café des Épices

restaurants / French

Lonely Planet review

One of Marseille's best young chefs, Arnaud de Grammont, infuses his cooking with a panoply of flavours…think squid ink spaghetti with sesame and perfectly cooked scallops, or tender roasted potatoes with hints of coriander and citrus, topped by the catch of the day. Presentation is impeccable, decor is playful, staff is friendly, and the place fills up reliably. Don't underestimate the desserts either.

Saturday lunch is particularly family-friendly on the sunny terrace leading onto an olive-tree lined pedestrianised square. Reservations essential.