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“Enjoyable”
Review of Gran Caffe' Paris

Gran Caffe' Paris
Ranked #35 of 156 Restaurants in Ventimiglia
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

We stopped here for a pizza and beer after a trying and late train trip from France. It is about a block from the train station.

The pizza and beer were great and filled the need of the moment. We couldn't be more pleased.

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

When you arrive at Ventimiglia's railway station and walk down the Corso Della Repubblica towards the sea, you'll discover Gran Caffe' Paris halfway down on the right hand side.
And should you have made an early start on a Friday morning, to visit the large, weekly, open market, then GCP is the perfect pitstop for your caffeine shot, backed-up by a pastry.

It really is rather 'gran' - in the modern 'marble & tile' fashion. As well as outside seating, it even runs to a first floor gallery with further seating. It even has an elevator to get you up there should you wish (or need).

My last visit to Ventimiglia was indeed to attend the weekly Friday open market. And too, to check-out the variety of, chiefly, foody lines in the static, covered, bustling Municipal daily market. We were staying in France's Beaulieu sur/Mer and took a 08.35 train for the 40 minute journey along the coast, stopping at places like Eze, Cap-d'Ail, Menton and Monaco-Monte-Carlo - the last at which 2/3 of the passengers disgorged to make their respective ways to work.

Gran Caffe' had that wonderful Italian buzz about it with lots of locals popping-in for a quick stand-up espresso at the tall bar. The coffee there, as one would anticipate, is grand

We returned later that day for a light lunch which GCP does so well. This time, we took a table outside. They serve a large variety of paninis & focaccia and a lots of different pastas. A chap near to us must have changed tables on no less than eight occasions, each one of them near to ours,- muttering each time when he did so. Our waiter (who may even have been the owner) apologised for this rather irritating disturbance and went on to say, what I understood to be, that the "chap was retarded" and that he would frequently "place an order, that went to the kitchen, and then he would immediately walk out". Not so. It transpired that he was apologising for the delay with our order due to the kitchen overlooking the 'slip'! It inspired me to brush-up, not my Shakespeare but my Italian!

In summary, GCP is a grand place for easy eating (and lingering), grand coffee and Cafe Society in general.

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