Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Latin Quarter

Shakespeare & Company Café

Instant history was made when this light-filled, literary-inspired cafe opened in 2015 adjacent to magical bookshop Shakespeare & Company, designed from long-lost sketches to fulfil a dream of late bookshop foun…
Top Choice Cafe in The Islands

Café Saint Régis

Waiters in long white aprons, a white ceramic-tiled interior and retro vintage decor make hip Le Saint Régis (as regulars call it) a deliciously Parisian hang-out any time of day – from breakfast pastries to mid-mor…
Top Choice Cafe in Latin Quarter

Café de la Nouvelle Mairie

Shhhh…just around the corner from the Panthéon but hidden away on a small, fountained square, this narrow wine bar is a neighbourhood secret, serving blackboard-chalked natural wines by the glass and delicious seaso…
Top Choice Cafe in Versailles

La Cour

Framed by a royal-blue façade and painted with giant flower murals inside, this charmer is hidden in a little courtyard that fills with tables in warm weather. Everything is made fresh daily, including quiches, tart…
Top Choice Deli in Fréjus

Mon Fromager

Enterprising cheesemonger Philippe Daujam not only sells cheese – he also cooks it into tasty lunches in his deli-style restaurant arranged in front of the cheese counter and on the street outside. Locals flock for …
Top Choice Cafe in Lyon

L'Instant

The best spot in Croix Rousse to start the day, this hybrid cafe–pastry shop overlooking lovely place Marcel Bertone packs a punch. The continental breakfast (and brunch on weekends) is the highlight, while the past…
Top Choice Cafe in Lourmarin

Café Gaby

One of a trio of delightful cafes on place de l’Orneau, Café Gaby – its royal blue and cream woven bistro chairs winking in the lunchtime sun – is unadulterated Provençal charm. Cuisine is French classic and homemad…
Top Choice Cafe in Quimper

L'Épée

A Quimper institution – it's one of Brittany's oldest brasseries – L'Épée hits the mark with its buzzy, contemporary dining areas, efficient service and good vibe. Despite the hip interior, the food is by no means a…
Top Choice Cafe in St-Tropez

La Tarte Tropézienne

This newly renovated cafe-bakery is the creator of the eponymous sugar-crusted, orange-perfumed cake. There are smaller branches on rue Clémenceau and near the new port, plus various other towns around the Côte d’Az…
Top Choice Cafe in Issigeac

Shabby Chic Corner

Wonderful Nathalie has a lovely sewing atelier and shop around the corner, and a quaint, country-French-style salon de thé (tearoom) here. She bakes everything from scratch, and the place is open (and packed) for Su…