|Cafe de Flore, Paris|
I have to say that in general coffee bars in Nice took me some getting used to. One doesn't find the same warm ambiance or the same quality of coffee even(Malongo excepted) that one finds in Paris, Seattle or Milan and we are one of the largest French cities.
|Grand Cafe de Lyon, Nice|
The rest of the ourdoor coffee house on Jean Medecin have been replaced in the last couple of years by grotty little snack bars with picnic chairs and sad looking baguette sandwiches and sodas.
My favorite coffee bar with charm is off the Zone Piéton on rue Massenet and was started by Italians. Even here there is a big tv wide screen with it's incessant MTV offering. (What... do merchants think...that we will perish if we are allowed to think our own thoughts.) But the coffee is fine and it is a quiet enough place to read or chat with a friend and the waiters are attentive.