Regular attendees at the Cannes Film Festival face each year a Gordian Knot: where to eat. So many of the restaurants along the Rue d'Antibes and Boulevard de la Croisette are overpriced and serve mediocre Mediterranean cuisine. There are great restaurants in Cannes, of course: Palme d'Or in the Hotel Martinez or Le Park 45 in the Grand. But for everyday dining, these types of restaurants are neither convenient, time efficient nor cost-effective. Most attendees are focused on utilizing the daytime to see films or network at the Village International, not to have languorous multicourse lunches.
It doesn't get much more convenient than Caffe Roma, which is located directly opposite the Palais des Festivals. The café and its bustling terrace are perennially busy, packed with chic patrons and celebrities watching each other. It has long been a favored spot for a morning coffee or evening digestif, but it is also an ideal location to have lunch or dinner. Service at pretty much all of the cafes in the area is variable, particularly during the festival, but the food at Caffe Roma is at least commendable (and affordable: there are close to 20 different types of pizza, all under 15€).
1, Square Mérimée
Cannes (Rue Jean de Riouffe and Square Mérimée)
33 (0)4 93 38 05 04 Mon-Sun, 7am-2:30am
- Al Fresco
RECOMMENDED DISHES See All
- NICOISE - Salade mélangée, crudités, thon, tomate, anchois, oeuf dur, olives noires, oignons
- ROMA - Tomate, mozzarella, jambon, roquette, parmesan
- QUATTRO FORMAGGI - Tomate, mozzarella emmental, gorgonzola, chèvre
- LA BOVINA - Tomate, viande hachée, champignons, mozzarella, oignons, oeufs
- Tortelloni du chef - Pistou, basilica, crème fraîche, gorgonzola