Sunday brunch at Nice is always the perfect way to end the weekend and get ready for the week ahead. Their breakfast menu may be small, but it offers lots of variety. Their breakfast baskets are everyone’s favourite – you’ll find toasted bread fashioned into a basket shape, filled with eggs, bacon and tomato, or scrambled egg with smoked salmon and tomato relish. For a scrumptious treat, try the crumpets topped with mascarpone, strawberries, bacon and maple syrup.
Their lunch menu offers a great choice of pastas, sandwiches, salads and freshly baked pies. For something sweet, try their famous ‘magic’ bars: delicious homemade caramel and nut bars that they also use in making ice cream. Alternatively, opt for the very popular roulade with strawberries and rosewater-flavoured cream.
The wine list is small but well curated and features varieties like the Fat Bastard sauvignon blanc, Rupert & Rothschild Classique and Zandvliet Shiraz. These wines are also available by the glass, and there is also a few bubblies represented, from Graham Beck to Veuve Clicquot.
Service is fast and efficient, with friendly owner/manager Carla keeping a watchful eye. Servers are well informed about the menu and helpful without being overbearing.
Warm and cosy, Nice feels like a real neighbourhood café. The décor is simple and homely, with decorative splashes in the form of antique chandeliers and flower vases. Tea is served in antique silver teapots and pretty porcelain teacups. The restaurant fills up with both families with kids and the trendy Parkhurst crowd.
Do try out their deli take-away service. The deli menu is vast and includes items like freshly baked pies, cordials, speciality Yswara teas, handmade ice creams and cakes you can order for a special occasion.