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20 Cheap Eats in Cannes

The French Riviera is many things, but cheap is certainly not one of them. To give you a bit of perspective, a very average coffee, at best, is going to cost you 5€. Add on a couple of pastries, and you'll easily be set back around 20€. Keep in mind, folks, that's just breakfast. Getting a wholesome, nourishing and affordable meal in Cannes is difficult, but we've accepted the challenge and found 20 Cheap Eats in Cannes, where you can get a meal for 20€ or less.

Where to Eat in Cannes for Under 20€

1.) The Bagel Café

10 Rue Hoche
Monday-Saturday, 8:30AM-8:00PM

The Bagel Café offers a great variety of bagel sandwiches and coffee, along with tasty milkshakes and juices. Located along the famous pedestrian shopping street of Rue Hoche, you can sit outside with a bagel, coffee, OJ, and get ready to take on the day without devastating your wallet. In the mood for lunch? They've got a range of salads, vegetarian and vegan options, and even complimentary WiFi for their guests. Be sure to order an iced latte, they're massive!

Photo by Christian Kaindl on Unsplash

2.) Citronelle

16 Rue Bivouac Napoléon
Wednesday-Friday, 10:00AM-5:30PM 
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00AM-6:00PM

If you're looking for a delicious, nutritious, affordable, and quick meal in Cannes before heading off to the Palais for an afternoon of meetings, refuel your tank in Citronelle. This salad bar has options that will keep you feeling full until dinnertime, with quality, fresh ingredients at a very affordable price, just 6€ for a homemade salad! They have a few vegetarian and vegan options, but the options are limited. Not in the mood for greens? They've also got freshly made sandwiches starting at just 4.50€.

3.) Lips Café

41 Rue Hoche
Monday-Sunday, 7:30AM–7:30PM

When in France, do as the French do right? If you're in Cannes, you must try at least one delicious crepe. At Lips Café, you can get an authentic, flavourful, and Instagram-worthy menu of the day with a drink and coffee for around 16€ per person and stay full until your next meal. If you're looking for an afternoon pick-me-up, their crepes are starting at just 3.50€ each! Some of their most creative options are their buckwheat ratatouille crepes or their Mexican crepes. If you're stopping by for breakfast, they've got some of the tastiest scrambled eggs in town!

4.) Le Forville

17 Rue du Marché Forville
Monday, 10:00AM-3:00PM
Tuesday-Sunday, 8:30AM-5:00PM

Located just next to the most famous farmer's market in Cannes, the Marché Forville, the restaurant Le Forville is like a blast into the past and a breath of fresh air among all of the event and festival chaos. Here you can experience traditional French cuisine at an affordable price, and you'll feel like a regular from the moment you step in. Whether you want breakfast, brunch, lunch, or an afternoon coffee and pastry, you need to make sure to stop by this family-style French bistro. Click here to peak at the menu before your next meal.

Cannes Forville Market

5.) FÜSØ Cannes

33 Rue des Suisses
Monday-Sunday, 10:30AM–2:30PM and 6:30–10:30PM

Need your meal to come to you? If you're ordering with FÜSØ Cannes, rest assured, you're in good hands. Though you can pick up your meal to go, FÜSØ is a delivery service in Cannes, bringing fresh meals like poké bowls, Buddha bowls, ceviche, and homemade desserts straight to your Cannes accommodation! This is a perfect option if you're looking to schedule a lunch meeting and need a quick catering service for a small group of guests. Check out their delivery menu here.

6.) Rouvi

18 Rue Louis Nouveau
Mondays and Fridays, 12:00–2:30PM
Tuesday-Thursday and Sundays, 12:00–2:30PM and 7:00–9:30PM

Situated just next to the Hotel Cezanne, Rouvi is one of the few Kosher restaurants in Cannes at the most affordable prices. From pita shawarmas to cheeseburgers and even bagels, this small take away spot is a true hidden gem in Cannes. Be sure to try their freshly-cut chips (French fries), they are perfectly crispy and salted to perfection at just 3.5€ a bunch! Get your lunch or dinner here for under 10€ and your wallet will thank you later.

7.) Emilie and the Cool Kids

39 Rue Hoche
Monday-Saturday, 9:00AM–7:00PM
Sundays 10:00AM-6:00PM

Truly one of the "coolest" cafes in Cannes, this is our go-to spot when it comes to getting a quick coffee and enormous cookie to start the day off right. Located on the busiest part of Rue Hoche, this popular cafe offers a wide range of bagels, salads, and even some killer brunch options like pancakes. What's more, they've got the largest range of coffee options in Cannes, from frappés to Nutellaccinos! Stop by for an affordable breakfast, lunch, or midday snack.

Emilie and the Cool Kids Cannes

Want more breakfast options? Here are the top Cannes brunch restaurants to fix your craving for pancakes and bacon and eggs!

8.) Big Fernand

6 Rue Teisseire 
Monday-Saturday, 11:30AM–8:00PM

If you're starving and your bank account is too, Big Fernand is here to save the day. Starting at just 13€, you can choose an enormous juicy hamburger and a side of chips, or as they call them Fernandines, to recharge after a long morning of meetings and events. Sometimes all you really need is a hamburger and salty chips to make your frown turn upside down. Find the menu here and get ready to dig into a mammoth hamburger!

9.) Posto Pubblico

9 Rue Victor Cousin
Tuesday-Thursday and Sundays,  6:00PM–12:30AM
Friday-Saturday 6:00PM–1:30AM

One of the more local bars in Cannes, Post Pubblico has a lot more to offer than a cold glass of wine (though we do appreciate it). For an affordable evening of drinks and French cuisine with a local atmosphere, pop over to this hole in the wall bar and get ready for a pleasant surprise. Do yourself a favour and order their baked Camembert - you will actually fall in love with an inanimate object. For around 20€ per person, you can enjoy a shared dish and 1-2 drinks, depending on how classy your choice beverage is.

10.) Pomms Amsterdam

4 Rue des Belges
Monday-Sunday, 11:00AM–12:00AM

Had a tough day of meetings and events in Cannes? There's nothing that a quick fry up of fish and chips washed down with a cold pint can't fix. From croquettes to fried chicken sandwiches, the artery-clogging options are wide, and that's exactly what you need sometimes after a tough day.  The prices are a bit higher than you might expect, but when it comes to buying the best crisps in town, you'll be willing to pay 7€ to satisfy your craving.

Pomms Amsterdam Cannes

11.) Ma Nolan's Irish Pub

6 Rue Buttura
Monday-Sunday, 11:00AM–2:00AM

It's no surprise that this Irish pub is one of the Akommo Top 20 Cheap Eats in Cannes. If you've got a hankering for a proper English breakfast or even a vegetarian scramble with vegan sausage, Ma Nolan's is the place to be in Cannes, at any time of day. Here you can enjoy a wide range of options that you can only find in an Irish pub, from beef and Guinness pies, to bangers & mash, washed down with a beer on tap, of course. Come here if you want to enjoy a football match, a cold beer, and tasty bar food!

12.) Bay Cafe

12 Boulevard du Midi Jean Hibert
Monday-Thursday, 8:00AM–3:00PM
Friday-Saturday, 8:00AM–2:30PM and 6:00–10:00PM
Sundays, 8:00AM–6:00PM

For a killer 3-course lunchtime menu for just 15€, this is the cheapest seaside restaurant you'll find in Cannes! The staff is as friendly as can be, and offer fresh seasonal meals for an unbeatable price. Enjoy a beautifully-prepared lunch in the sunshine on their terrace with views of the water and experience what it's really like to dine in the French Riviera without spending over 20€! On the weekend, the menu of the day is just 20€, which is a deal you won't be able to find anywhere else in Cannes.

13.) Paninari Cannes

31 Rue Hoche
Monday-Saturday, 8:00AM-11:00PM

After a day of stress, sunshine, and intense back-to-back meetings in Cannes, bread, cheese and wine will become your most treasured ally. At the Paninari Cannes, sink your teeth into a freshly-pressed panini with homemade bread and tasty Italian meats and cheeses. From paninis to traditional Italian tapas, your daily stresses will slowly fade away as your thoughts are consumed with how perfectly flaky your bread is, and how wonderfully melted cheese tastes after a tough day on the job.

14.) Da Mimmo

22 Rue Victor Cousin
Monday-Saturday, 7:00AM–10:30PM

Even though the prices are slightly more elevated than at the other aforementioned eateries, you can still enjoy an enormous dish of pasta at Da Mimmo for around 17€ on average! From classic options like gnocchi, ravioli, spaghetti, burrata salad, the possibilities certainly aren't limited here. Did we mention that all of their pizzas are 20€ or less? For a quality Italian meal in a cosy, family-owned restaurant, Da Mimmo is a great central option in Cannes. Check out their menu here and start dreaming about your next carb-heavy meal.

Photo by Francois Gha on Unsplash

15.) Le Troquet à Soupes

64 Rue Meynadier
Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30AM–8:30PM

Vegetarians and vegans welcome! After eating fried foods, heavy cheeses, and consuming an almost shameful (almost) amount of rosé, give your body the healthy and affordable meal it needs. Le Troquet à Soupes is one of the few veg-friendly options in Cannes, with delicious homemade soups, salads, quiches, and famous omelettes. Enjoy friendly service, their sweet terrace on the famous Rue Meynadier, and a wholesome, homemade meal for just 10-15€!

16.) Le 13.31

14 Rue Venizelos
Monday-Saturday, 9:00AM-12:30AM

Located just moments from the Cannes Train Station, Le 13.31 offers local French delicacies at an affordable price for all to enjoy. From artisan charcuterie boards to delicious and filling salads, or even fresh seafood dishes, you'll be able to enjoy a quality meal for under 20€. If you're tired of eating pastries and fried food, treat yourself without feeling guilty about spending too much at Le 13.31!

17.) Le Ksar

28 Rue Georges Clemenceau
Monday-Saturday, 12:00–2PM and 7:30–10PM

For an atypical and wallet-friendly experience in Cannes, Le Ksar is serving up the most delicious Moroccan food in town. Nestled away in the heart of the fisherman neighbourhood, Le Suquet, this restaurant is serving up dishes like cous-cous and tajine with great service for around 15-20€ per person. You have to try their merguez sausages and homemade halal meatballs - they make the best in town!

18.) La Pizzaiola - Chez Xavier

10 Rue Marceau
Monday-Saturday, 12:00–2:30PM and 7:00–11:30PM
Sundays  7:00–11:00PM

For an authentic oven-baked pizza and a little taste of Italy, La Pizzaiola is a great option for a massive pizza at a not-so-massive price. During Cannes events and conferences, you'll see queues waiting for both delivery and a table in this family-style Italian restaurant. Stick to what they do best and order a pizza to keep your stomach grumbles at bay. Feel like a local and eat well at Chez Xavier during your next trip to Cannes!

19.) Dr. Falafels

14 Rue Hélène Vagliano
Sunday-Thursday,  11:00AM–11:00PM
Fridays 11:00AM–8:00PM

Dr. Falafels offers some of the most affordable fast food in the city without having to go to McDonald's or Subway. You can get a burger, fries, and a drink for just 10€ which you'll soon discover is a total steal in Cannes. You can also order falafels (hopefully you already figured this out) for just 6€, as well as a range of vegetarian options. Add ingredients to your falafel bowls like freshly prepared vegetables and salads for a complete and nourishing meal. If you want to stay awhile and enjoy the plaza nearby, sit out on their terrace!

Photo by Pille-Riin Priske on Unsplash

20.) Restaurant Al Charq

20 Rue Rouaze

Located near the outskirts of the Cannes "banana" this Lebanese restaurant is a great option if you're staying near the InterContinental Carlton Cannes or the Martinez and need an affordable and flavourful lunch menu. For just 15€ you can get their lunch menu of the day and be full until your evening networking event or corporate dinner party. With typical dishes from Lebanon like hummus, mezze, and even sweet treats like baklava, you'll be able to satisfy your craving without breaking the bank here.

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