Eat well, laugh often, love much – that would be the motto of the new 100% organic restaurant, Paper Plane, in Nice.

After running the « Gout-Thé » in Antibes, Coralie and Benjamin contemplated embarking on a round-the-world trip, but in the end they did not go very far, opening Paper Plane in Nice last November. Their new adventure is all about good and healthy food.

As soon as you step into their charming little restaurant located on rue Gubernatis, you feel transported away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Vieux Nice and Place Masséna. The walls are decorated with plants and postcards, the wooden furniture provides for a relaxing and cozy atmosphere, while music gently plays in the background. Simplicity and conviviality are definitively the two key words here.

As for the food, everything, from the savoury dishes to the desserts, is homemade, using only seasonal, organic, and fresh produce. Almost everything on the menu, which changes weekly, is vegetarian, with vegan and gluten-free options. There are also new healthy juices and smoothies on offer every day.

Paper Plane is only open for lunch during the week, but turns into a lovely coffee shop on Saturday and a great place for brunch on Sunday. Where it differs from most eateries that have been popping up in the neighbourhood is that it favours creativity over traditional Niçoise specialties. While the portions may be on the small side, you will definitely feel satisfied, and the taste is just fantastic.

Paper Plane in Nice
And the icing on the cake? The prices are totally reasonable, proof that it is no longer necessary to spend a fortune to eat organic food.

So, if you are ready to embark on a healthy culinary trip, do not hesitate a second longer and get yourself along to Paper Plane. You won’t be disappointed.

Paper Plane in Nice
Paper Plane
14, rue Gubernatis
06000 Nice

Tel: 04 93 62 13 05


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All images courtesy Paper Plane


One Response

  1. Simon Saunders

    I’ve been here three times; I’d say they score 10/10 for ambience and 8/10 for service, losing two points for ignoring customers’ pleas for tastier food. Their Asian dishes; e.g gado-gado, an Indonesian dish of spiced boiled vegetables, and Thai green curry were totally devoid of authentic flavour.

    I spoke to Benjamin about this, and he apologised, saying that the French palate resisted spicy food. So I requested some fresh chili or chili flakes on the side, but none were available.

    Many customers expect curries and other Asian dishes to have an element of ‘kick’ if not a full-blown chili assault. Please, Benjamin, offer your clients a choice; if you can’t run to fresh chilli at least buy a bottle of Sriracha!


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