Haut de Cagnes commerce offers around a dozen restaurants, a jazz bar, a newsagents (tabac), a gift shop, a local pottery shop and 2 estate agents tucked in around its tiny streets. You will also find artisan workshops where jewellery, paintings, sculpture and woodwork are created. Everything else you need, is a 5 minute walk away in the town below.
There are a remarkably large number of restaurants for such a small village – they vary in price, style and quality. You can eat simple homemade food in a relaxed, casual atmosphere or opt for more formal, creative dining. Most restaurants will not accept you after 1.45pm for lunch or 9.30pm for dinner.
Fleur de Sel
Located near the top of the village main street, husband and wife team provide authentic French cuisine from local produce, good wine list. Closed Wednesday Apr-Sept, Wednesday & Thursday Oct-Mar.
85 montee de la Bourgade
04 93 20 33 33
Renowned chargrilled meat and Provence cuisine restaurant for more than 40 years – new owners but similar style – indoor and outdoor dining, dress code – open for lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday – 3 course lunch menu for 29€.
2 rue du Planastel
04 93 20 68 76
Situated at the far corner of the main castle square – part of Le Grimaldi – food and just drinks offered – great pizzas! They have an indoor television for those interested in sports.
12 Place du Chateau
04 92 02 00 00
Gastronomic restaurant in very impressive hotel settings. Magnificent frescoed dining room with ceiling which slides open in the summer months, leaving you dining beneath the stars.
54 rue Sous Barri
04 93 20 73 21
Situated on the main Place with indoor and outdoor dining, the Grimaldi (also a hotel), offers terrific food – well presented and at a fair price – organic wines available. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
6 Place du Chateau
04 93 08 67 12
Also on the main Place, Jimmys enjoys a terrace with a view over the hills behind – bistro style food with pizzas, pasta, steaks, etc. Open 12h to 23h – closed Wednesday November to April.
Place du Chateau
04 92 13 05 93
Small restaurant off main street with Mediterranean and local cuisine – gnocchis, grilled fish and meat – chargrilled specialities from open fire. Opening hours a little unreliable.
4 rue Hippolyte Guis
09 53 55 61 92
Pretty little terrace restaurant located at the side of the Chateau, a real sun trap – pleasant service, mixed price range – indoor dining also available. Closed Tuesday and Monday evenings – opening usually 12h-14h and 19h-22h.
2 Place du Chateau
04 93 73 14 00
Small indoor restaurant but with large terrace on the main square – brasserie style – hamburgers popular. Great view for free jazz nights – every Friday in July and August, book in advance!
4 Place du Chateau
04 93 20 08 86
The Black Cat
Village music and cocktail bar – hours change every season. Currently for private rental.
4 Place du Chateau
04 89 03 32 07
Cercle des Amis
Real local bar – open during the week for a couple of hours from 18h daily – very cheap drinks!
86 montee de la Bourgade
La Boite a Priser
– Cigarettes, ice creams, newspaper, postcards …the basics.
– Boutique with great gift ideas when looking to take presents home or souvenirs of your visit.
– Wonderful pieces of azur turquoise pottery in all shapes and sizes – treat yourself!