Quality Hotel Marseille Vieux Port
16, cours Belsunce
Phone: (33) 4 91190485
Fax: (33) 4 91193980
Bars & Cafes
Le Grain de Sable is a restaurant where everything is based on organic products and fair trade. Customers very much respect organic ethics and come to share those values. Vegetarian dishes are on the menu, like the delicious tomato-basil pie. Other organic specialties include beer, tapas, fair trade teas and many other choices. There are various original dishes which change regularly. For lively evenings, debates are organized where ideas zoom around the room and the mood is always good. Le Grain de Sable adapts to current trends and offers tasty organic food.
Le Fouquet done in polished wood and furnished in a shade of bright pink is quite funky and retro. There is plenty of whiskey on offer as well as a varied selection of many other premium drinks to linger on while you are engaged in conversations. Visitors can enjoy the jazz nights and try out some salsa steps or they can explore one of their famous theme nights: retro, 1930s and so on. The menu, though limited, is quite appetizing and the tasty tapas list is sure to appeal to even the most fussiest of diners.
This café is devoted to Olympique Marseille's legion of devoted fans. It is situated in the Vieux-Port, opposite the sea. You can follow live matches while munching on delicious snack platters and swigging beers from an international selection. This friendly venue has a great atmosphere, and appears to be permanently bathed in sunshine.
O'Stop is the best place for those who've been busy painting Marseille red all night. Existing since 1972 in an area of Marseille known for its 'American' flavor, O'Stop takes full advantage of its antiquated round-the-clock permit. The cafe seats not more than 12 people. Expect to meet an eclectic mix of cops and commercial sex workers, crew of the opera and teenagers with red eyes, all engrossed in their fish, meat and poultry plats. For those with pangs of traditional Marseille cuisine, O'Stop also serves rabbit and lark. Bon appetit et bonne nuit!
Located in the centre of La Ciotat, this beautifully renovated yacht club offers numerous ways to create a most memorable event. Upstairs, the restaurant Le Cap Lumière offers panoramic views and prix fixe menus for your grand event. Sur les Quais, a café-style restaurant on the docks by the boats offers American breakfasts, snacks, and casual lunches and dinners.
Josy and her staff greet customers in their bar down on the Canebière from 6 in the morning until 2a. A typically warm southern-French welcome, themed evenings and lively karaoké sessions are all on the menu here. Dip into the everyday world of life in Marseilles, where the regulars are part of the furniture. The place exudes a certain old-fashioned charm, a quaintness that maintains a slightly slower pace than the rest of the city's nightlife.
The dimensions of this little café behind the Opéra house may be small, but this has nothing to bear on the quality of products on offer. It is a real delight to come and taste the tea or coffee that has been imported from the likes of South America and Africa, while nibbling on a square of rich dark chocolate. The walls are laden with souvenirs and shelf upon shelf of ornate coffee pots and coffee machines. In addition to the tea and coffee on sale, you can savor a glass of your favorite wine at tables made of oilskin wooden barrels.
This very pleasant pub is in the town centre. Dominique, the landlady, has no prejudices and from behind her bar under the pink neon lights she serves all her customers, whether they are rockers, artists, sailors or regulars, in the same friendly manner. The photos adorning the pub walls tell the tale of many a festive night spent here in the past and promise unforgettable hours yet to be spent in festivities among future friends.
La Part des Anges is a wine bar in the heart of the city with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Wine lovers and novices can choose from over 250 different types of wine including some very original ones. More than 70 references can be tasted, sampled by the glass. All the available wines are displayed on a blackboard, or simply ask the waiter for some good advice! Depending on preferences: White, Red, Rosé, from Beaujolais to vintage - all types of wines can be enjoyed at La Part des Anges. To bring out the flavors of wine or to make it a meal, platters of cheese and cold cuts are also available for tasting. - P.Wicki
The Guépard is one of the best places in Marseille to try out a large variety of cocktails and ice-creams. A very friendly team of staff serve tapas(Spanish snacks) and light meals out on the terrace as soon as the first days of spring arrive. A pleasant place to visit in the trendy area of the Vieux-Port. A plate of tapascosts around EUR2.43.
Plain, with sesame or poppy seeds, Cinnamon Raisin, Onion ... At Oscar's Bagels and Sandwiches you can find real bagels, just like in New York! And that's exactly where these little round rolls are imported from. An American "Deli-style" sandwich place on the Vieux Port's Quai de Rive Neuve, Oscar's Bagels and Sandwiches offers sandwiches, salads and desserts for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A place to try out, whether it s a quick lunch to go or sitting down with some friends. - P.Wicki
La Route du Rhum is a Caribbean restaurant on the Cours Julien plaza. The appetizers are pretty much typical: boudin sausages, samosas--some very good specialties. As for the main course, although the menu mentions specialty dishes they are fairly basic and not too elaborated. But people come here especially for the lengthy list of rum. From Ti punch to Daiquiri to Planters Rum: any rum cocktail is available, and if it's not on the menu, the waitress will be happy to mix it for you. The lunch menu is very interesting, but it is a bit more expensive in the evening. Once a week on Thursdays, Route du Rhum becomes a dance floor where the whole neighborhood comes to get their groove on! - P.Wicki