The late Sunday morning brunch has become über-cool but let’s face it, no matter how hard one tries, nobody does it like the Americans!
That is something Lionel and Philippe have understood perfectly. After many years spent in Los Angeles, where one had opened a French bakery and the other a café, these two Niçois decided, upon their return to France, to team up to create a real American bar/restaurant right in the heart of the city. And this is how Blast was born in 2009 on the very busy Cours Saleya!
Open every day of the week, from 8am to 2am, Blast is a restaurant by day, which offers all those specialties you can expect from an American diner, including macaroni & cheese, chilli con carne, BBQ pork ribs and of course, burgers.
At night, it is a lounge where one can sip a piña colada, a mojito or one of the homemade cocktails while enjoying some nice music and all the hustle and bustle of Vieux Nice well into the night.
And come the morning, Blast transforms into the perfect place to sit down, relax and enjoy a classic American-style brunch that will satisfy all your cravings. On the menu, several different egg dishes (omelette, scrambled, sunny side-up….), bagels, French toast, pancakes…and for an “exotic touch”, an English breakfast consisting of bacon, sausage, baked beans, fried eggs and toast.
And as Americans really know a thing or two about making people feel welcome, the outside terrace can easily accommodate large groups and is perfect on a sunny day, while the interior is very cosy and boasts a pool table that can be used for free after 8 pm.
8, Place Charles Félix
Tel: 04 93 80 00 50
All images courtesy Le Blast