3 Rue de la Tour, 06300 Nice, France
Imagine you have very limited time in Nice, you are dying for a drink (and food), and you have to make only one choice which will satisfy all your touristy requirements – authentically French, a pretty location, the presence of locals, lots of character, great wine and food, and, most importantly, good prices. Then you do not have to look any further than Cave de la Tour.
An institution in Nice since 1947, this family-run business is located in one of the most picturesque streets in Old Town. Its specialty is local wines served by the glass. You can also order a bottle, an experience which will not break your wallet. A plat du jour, usually a local specialty, is served at lunch. Making reservations is essential since seating is limited and you will have to compete with both tourists and locals who love the place. Otherwise, having a drink inside or outside, at large oak barrels serving as tables, is also a treat. One can always order cheese or some other kind of local snacks, like pissaladiere, to go with wine. All in all, a very satisfying experience.