Intimate restaurant inside the Hotel Welcome (where Jean Cocteau once stayed) where you can sit at one of the tables or a comfy couch. Friendly staff. Tourists come from all over and chances are you'll end up sitting next to a couple from England, Germany, America and yes, even France.
For more on the hotel itself, visit my hotel tips.
Favorite Dish: Had the breakfast buffet which is included in the room or 15 euros otherwise. A bit pricey, but, it's not a skimpy little continental deal. And hey, for a full pot of hot chocolate, I can live a little.
There are a few little places along rue du Poilu, but this one caught my eye because I got a table in the street which looked straight down a steep narrow street to catch a glimpse of the harbour from the heart of the old town. There are lots of "formules" available from 10 Euro upwards, serving mostly pastas and pizzas but also local dishes.
I had the formule 12 Euro, "pizza and dessert", even though I really fancied the gnocchi gorgonzola. The pizza I got - fruits de mer - was huge, but dead thin. The enormous quantities of mussels, shrimps, prawns et al more than made up for that though! It was pretty nice, but the best was the dessert - Brownie au chocolat chaud sur un lit de creme anglaise... wow, really good!
Resto-Pizza, Ice creams, cocktails. Funny waiters. Do not choose to eat outside if it's too windy. Tiny but clean toilettes.
- Open all year
- Suggestion of the day at 12 Euro - Non stop service from 12.pm to 11.pm
Favorite Dish: My hubby had a pizza and I had a mozzarella salad plus beverage for 24,20 Euros.
Pleasant but busy restaurant/cafe in Villefranche. Inexpensive. Eating al fresco and can sometimes be windy in colder months.