Mesmerized by yachts and turquoise-blue water, I walked into the vibrant and stunning café. Owned by a Swedish girl, the interior homed a Scandinavian feel of orderly and chic design. Inside locals spoke English while sipping on almond milk lattes and energy balls. The café offers one main meal per day, hot and cold drinks, energy ball snacks and a vegan dessert.
The café offers an international book exchange and I read two Scandinavian cookbooks while I chowed down on a raspberry cashew cheesecake and almond milk chai latte. The owner handed me a cookbook that her friend’s mother published. I flipped through the cookbooks mesmerized by the food photography and the stereotype of the Scandinavian’s doing everything “nice.”
The café contains an upstairs for locals to lounge and read and a large back room where eco-conscious workshops take place. One of the most inspiring experiences was utilizing the bathroom. Inspiring quotes filled the wall tiles and door, which perked a smile on my face and a “you can do this” attitude.
I walked outside of the bathroom to notice the quaint and stereotypical Italian-style courtyard that attracted my camera lens to snap endless pictures of potted plants framed elegantly against a yellow wall. The only thing that is not nice about Nice are the prices. Eating out can be expensive and I paid 10-Euro for the drink and dessert, which is standard for Nice prices. But, it's worth it. The cafe has this vibe and energy about it that uplifts your spirit and allows you to believe that everything in life will be okay.
So, “When in Nice” I recommend hanging out, reading a book and chatting with the ever-so-kind owner at Nice café.
To sign off, I’ll leave you with some bathroom inspiration –
“Life is like a movie and you are the director."