I visited Nice and the Cote D’Azur last week. I spent one lovely afternoon exploring the narrow streets of Vieux Nice and really enjoyed the mix of delis, food shops, restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques. Here is a little scrapbook of the sights you can expect to see in this gorgeous area of Nice.
As I am constantly on the lookout for the next “best” coffee in Galway, I noticed with interest the soft opening of a new cafe – The Jungle Cafe – at the Go Dutch florist on Forster Street, Galway. The cafe will serve food but began by serving takeaway coffees only for its first week. The coffee used is from boutique coffee roasting company Badger and Dodo from Fermoy, Co. Cork. This is a company who pride themselves on the quality and freshness of their product and who carefully vet each new establishment before supplying them – ensuring there is an experienced barista in place. A superb takeaway cappuccino was enjoyed there this week and I look forward to sampling their food offerings (and more of their coffee menu) when they are up and running. Watch this space!!!
A visit to Providence Market Kitchen on the corner of St. Augustine Street and Abbeygate Street, Galway has put it at the top of my list for the best coffee in Galway. This gorgeous cafe serves coffees, juices, cakes, soups, salads and sandwiches and is well worth a visit. The cafe also serves as a gallery exhibiting paintings from established local artists. We stopped by on Saturday for a quick coffee. Prices are very reasonable with E14 getting us two cappuccinos, a latte, a muffin, a scone and a “Rocky Road”. The cakes were all very good but it was the coffee that stole the show. Not only were they perfectly made but the flavour was fantastic – definitely my new favourite for a pit stop coffee in Galway. The cafe will also pack you an “urban picnic” if you wish to enjoy elsewhere and all menu items are available for take away. Treat yourself to a coffee and more at Providence Market Kitchen soon!