Our Favourite Places to Eat in Aix-en-Provence
According to Susan and Chef Sam Gish, who both love delicious food, there are many amazing places to eat in Aix-en-Provence. However, Susan selected five (5) of their favourites. Please note these are small restaurants and bistros, it is always best to reserve a table in advance.
Eating in Aix-en-Provence
11, rue Chastel – a small street just behind the Place des Precheurs
There is outdoor seating as well as indoor. +33 (0)6 08 60 33 95
Open Tuesday-Saturday from 9h-15h for lunch, or stop in for a coffee and a piece of cake in the morning.
Don’t skip the Fondant au Chocolat!
Aux Pates Fraiches
The food shop specializes in fresh pasta, made daily.
12 rue Laurent Fauchier
Telephone: +33 (0)4 42 26 23 74
Open Tuesday – Saturday 9h-19h
It’s on the street behind the Fontaine au Sanglier off of Place Richelme and the fish market.
Try the truffle cashews!
Au Pave du Roy
This Artisan Patissier, Chocolatier, Boulanger, Glacier, Traiteur is ready to satisfy your sweet and savoury cravings. Everything is made onsite.
9 Cours d’Orbitelle next to Hôtel Roi René
Telephone +33 (0)4 42 26 22 81
Open Tuesday – Sunday 7h-20h
Their pistachio almond croissant is a must-try!
This Méditerranean street food café started off as a food truck at the market.
6 rue des Bernardines
Telephone +33 (0)4 42 38 93 54
Open Tuesday-Saturday 11h30-15h & Friday and Saturday also for dinner 18h-21h
According to Susan, the grilled aubergine, coleslaw, creamy hummus and tomato/red onion salad are fantastic. And, so are the falafel, kefta, and chicken shawarma. Well, you get the idea.
Meow Cats Café
Morgane the cook and everything is homemade with love. Enjoy the re-invention of the virgin mojito as well as milkshakes and chai latte frappés. The salads are uniquely layered in ball jars and the wraps are good too.
10 rue de la Fonderie – on a side street close to the Peripherique and Arts & Metiers
Telephone +33 (0)9 83 81 18 24
Open Tuesday – Saturday 11h-18h
Enjoy a few moments of relaxation, and do try one of her desserts.
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Americans Susan and Sam Gish moved to Aix-en-Provence two years ago. It’s unlikely that this Francophile couple’s relocation to France, from Philadelphia, was a surprise to any of their food industry friends. During previous travels to France, Susan and Sam discovered the influence of terroir in the different French wine regions. They even honeymooned in Épernay (Champagne). Read what they have to say about living in Aix-en-Provence.