Whether you are looking for the best coffee in Antibes, traditional French food, or a Michelin star dining experience you will find it in Cap d’Antibes and surrounds. It is best to wander and taste as you go which is both satisfying and surprising. However, this curated list of some of the best restaurants in Antibes will be sure to get you off to a delicious start.
The Best Restaurants in Antibes
Antibes Coffee Shops
Franck the owner of La Torref de Fersen is a serious coffee aficionado.
Franck makes beautiful coffee and has a small collection of tools for other coffee lovers to take home to hone their craft. He even offers workshops upon request if you are interested in learning how to make the perfect latte art.
Evelyn the owner of Nomads Coffee shares her love for the bean through small-batch roasted beans crafted lovingly into your preferred pour.
They showcase delicious specialty coffees from around the world, each with a unique flavor profile and story.
Choopy’s Cupcakes and Coffee is worth at least one visit during your stay in Antibes. The bonus is that all of the cupcakes are vegan.
If you are lucky you’ll find the owner JC there and he will happily guide you as you make your decision.
This is a perfect stop for an afternoon cupcake or a decadent brunch of pancakes with maple syrup or eggs benedict if they are on your list.
For a healthy lunch on the sand try Chez Josy. Serving up colorful organic vegetarian fare for takeaway or relax-in, the health-conscious traveler will love a reprieve at this cute cafe.
Featuring a small organic market it’s also the perfect place to grab some snacks to take exploring or to cook up back at your Antibes accommodation.
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Cocktail Bars in Antibes
The Fitzgerald Bar located in the five-star Hôtel Belles Rive has one of the most beautiful terraces on the cape. It’s perfect for a sunset cocktail or date night, opening from 5 pm each day. Expect an old-world feel with premium pours and a gourmet snacking menu to savor alongside the sounds of a live pianist.
Oliver, the owner of Le Troquet des Milliardaires will make you the perfect “surprise me” cocktail upon request. Sip on his creations on the terrace facing the Quai des Milliardaires and admire the collection of incredible superyachts on show.
It’s open from 6 pm Tuesday to Saturday and bookings are encouraged via their website.
Bespoke Dining on Antibes Beach
For something truly unique, book a bespoke vegetarian dining experience on the sand with Expood.
They set the scene and you bring your date or your friends and settle in on the sand for a few hours of sunset dining and drinking bliss.
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Antibes Michelin Star Restaurants
You can’t name the best restaurants in Antibes without highlighting their extensive Michelin star offering. If Michelin star dining is your wish you are in luck with several beautiful options.
Without question one of the best restaurants in Antibes and the most decadent is Louroc Restaurant.
Located at Hotel du Cap Eden Roc, Executive Chef Arnaud Poëtte and his team have created an award-winning menu. Shaped from the best local and seasonal selections including delicious fresh seafood the menu will be memorable.
This restaurant is open seasonally from May until October. Reservations are strongly encouraged and the dress code is formal.
Le Figuier de Saint-Esprit offers a delicious classical French dining experience crafted from local ingredients sourced at the markets, each day. Chef Christian Morisset aims to excite the tastebuds through unpretentious, simple, and subtly flavored dishes.
La Passagère is located at the incredible Hotel Belle Rives in Juan Les Pines, Cap d’Antibes. It is a very popular one-star Michelin restaurant with a stunning sea-facing terrace with a menu centered around local seafood.
The restaurant is open from Wednesday to Sunday.
Les Pēcheurs, is the one-star Michelin restaurant located in the Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel.
When you dine at Les Pēcheurs you are in Nicolas Rondelli’s hands, he is the head chef and his dishes focus on Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of an Asian influence. Every dish is a work of art.
Fresh fish is the main focus of this exquisite dining experience.
Les Pēcheurs is open seasonally from Tuesday to Saturday.
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Marche Provencal is a must-visit spot in Antibes old town and the perfect spot to try some local delights.
Socca is one of those specialties. Traditional Socca is a chickpea pancake and the Socca Bar on Rue James Close is a great place to taste this local favorite in various ways including spring onion, anchovy, pancetta, saffron, and chorizo.
On the menu is a Socca Burger that is worth the visit.
Le Marche Provencal is open every day except for Monday.
In addition to these options, there are many cafes and casual spots for all types of food in Antibes including paella, pasta, and pizza, vegan and vegetarian, and global cuisine from all around the world.
The best plan is to wander the streets of Old Town and stop when the spirit moves you, there are plenty of sunny terraces and cozy, off-the-beaten-path options and I’ve never been disappointed with this plan.
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