Cannes is, without a doubt, a luxurious city. From the beauty of this coastal paradise to the glamour of its famous film festival, the city has become a lap of luxury in this part of France. In fact, Cannes can almost rival Paris as the most luxurious city in the country. That goes with offering the best food as well. Granted, Paris is more accepted as the 'food capital of the world,' Cannes isn't too far off. It has its own fair share of incredible foodie hotspots that are worth checking out, no matter how much a meal will cost!
La Palme d’Or
No, even though it bears the same name, the La Palme d’Or restaurant in Hotel Martinez
doesn't have anything to do with the gran prix
of the Cannes Film Festival
. However, many of the world-famous celebrities who do attend the said event would frequently dine here, further proving its supremacy as one of the top restaurants in the city. Add to that the fact that it's the only establishment in Cannes to hold two Michelin stars! As for the food, it's fine French haute cuisine
all the way, mostly prepared by its prominent head chef, Christian Sinicropi.
Source: La Palme d’Or
Aux Bons Enfants
Speaking of traditional French food, another hotspot worth checking out is Aux Bons Enfants! Located on Rue Meynadier, it's probably the most traditional you can get in this cosmopolitan coastal city. Just how traditional, you ask? For one thing, you can't pay using credit cards here. Even though you opened a local French bank account
just for this sort of reason, they only accept cash here. And it's not just that they serve French food here, but they actually highlight various dishes throughout the different regions of France. From the sumptuous stews from Provence to Corsica's tastiest cheeses, they're all on offer in Aux Bons Enfants.
Source: Aux Bons Enfants
Le Bistrot Gourmand
While Aux Bons Enfants' menu consists of dishes and delicacies coming from all over France, Le Bistrot Gourmand, on the other hand, focuses on the homegrown offerings of Provence. Particularly, the seafood here. Its main specialty, among many others, is the 'bouillabaisse
,' a delicious fish stew made with freshly caught fish from the ports of the city. Add to that its traditional bistro
setting with intimate spacing, mood lighting, and a rather humble diner-like appeal. Though it can get pricey here, the place itself is in no way intimidating!
Source: Le Bistrot Gourmand
With its waterfront location, a terrace area that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea, and approachable ambiance, there's a lot to look forward to with L’Assiette Provençale. But arguably the best part—apart from the food, of course—is that the place is affordable. You can already get your fill with just €25.00 alone, what more if your budget is higher than that? And don't think that just because it's fairly cheap here that the food quality is low. On the contrary, the place serves the best affordable French food in the entire city. It's definitely a must-try for foodies with a strict budget!
Source: L’Assiette Provençale Facebook Page
Another affordable place on this list is L'Épicurieux, located on Rue des Frères Casanova. Thanks to its strategic location, it's one that's easy to get to via public transport
and if you're coming from the surrounding shopping districts. This is why, during peak hours, this place gets packed. And why wouldn't it? Apart from the fact that it's not expensive here, their different types of pasta are to die for. From truffle pasta to spaghetti that tastes like it came straight out of Italy, L'Épicurieux will definitely stuff you plenty until you pass out (or until you've run out of money!).
Source: L'Épicurieux Facebook Page
La Brouette de Grand'mère
With its rouge-hued ambiance and decor, it's easy to get lured in and see what's so great about La Brouette de Grand'mère. And when you enter the dimly-lit, all-red establishment that looks as if it's part of the Moulin Rouge
in Paris, you'll get even more intrigued. Doesn't this place look perfect for a hot date? No matter who you go here with, all of you will enjoy what this place has to offer. From its fine selection of wine to the scrumptious seafood made with freshly caught ingredients this morning, an exciting sensation awaits those who go to La Brouette de Grand'mère!
Source: La Brouette de Grand'mère
Ristorante Panini Federal
You can probably already tell what Ristorante Panini Federal is all about just by its name. Located along Rue Hélène Vagliano, this is a haven for the finest affordable Italian food in Cannes. And, of course, the main stars of the show are the paninis. All made with meat imported from Italy, French cheese from various parts of France, and vegetables farmed from this part of the country, every bit is like a trip around the Mediterranean. Add to that the delicious Italian wines that go well with ther paninis, pasta, pizza, and more, and you've got yourself a winner!
Source: Ristorante Federal Facebook Page
Burgers! This is probably the last dish you'd expect to find in Cannes apart from the standard fast-food joints. However, if you're craving some delicious burgers that don't come wrapped in paper, you might want to check out Twenty Nine. Located in the La Bocca neighborhood of Cannes
, this place serves some mighty meaty and delicious patties. And no, just because they're burgers served with fries and soda, it doesn't mean the quality is that of a fast-food place. Every penny you spend here is worth it the moment you bite into the scrumptious patty right in front of you! What are you waiting for?
Source: Twenty Nine
While Paris takes the reins as the 'food capital' of France, the city of Cannes doesn't hold back in serving up some culinary excellence in this side of the country! These foodie hotspots prove that this coastal city definitely knows how to deliver deliciousness!
Enjoy the finest food from any of these amazing foodie hotspots in Cannes! And if you have some leftovers, take them back to your luxury home