Opt for a slice of chicken pie (perhaps the best in Jozi), or crumpets stacked three-high with mascarpone, bacon, strawberries and Maple syrup. Other options include great organic salads, gluten-free Belgian chocolate cake, and scrumptious toasted croissants with fluffy scrambled eggs and perfectly crisped bacon.
A small but good selection.
Friendly and helpful to the extent that we were offered a plate to share. Waitrons were knowledgeable and able to eloquently recite the day’s fresh juices and other specialities.
From pretty antique roses in silver bowls to restored Bentwood chairs and soft, worn damask, it’s all delightfully old world. Moms can bring their broods – dressed up in finery - for tea to teach them about the finer things in life.
The bookshop offers a range of great literature and gifts, and there’s couture one shop down from the restaurant. Perfect for the ladies who lunch. (HF, October 2011)
The suggestion that Nice has one of the Nice(st) pies in Johannesburg would be true. Their beef pie is incredible. It is well presented and looks and tastes really good. I love the simple decor and very friendly owner who has become a great acquaintance. They serve really great breakfast, and I wish they were open in the evenings for dinners, but one understands that there are grandchildren and pets to tend to. They could do more to employ diverse staff. Though I love the idea of employing high school learners, because how else does one instill values of responsibility, than building a work ethic from young. There is potential for difference in any industry. It's always nice to visit Nice.
I love Nice. They make the most wonderful breakfasts. Everything is fresh, and if you can't decide you can have half of one and half of another! The toast baskets with eggs and bacon and the crumpet stack with fresh fruit are a good combination - breakfast and breakfast pudding! Get there early, or be prepared to wait as they don't take bookings, but as there's lots of people watching to be done this is no great hardship.
Over the last 3 months, Nice has become my local morning hangout. The staff are mainly students, making them attentive, friendly and eager to give you great service. The decor is very simple - mismatched wooden tables and chairs, white linen tableclothes with a rose in a silver cup. Tea is a joy, served in beautiful silver teapots with a variety of mismatched china teacups - this is usually accompanied by one of their cupcakes, lemon ricotta cakes or gingerbread stars - all of which are equally delicious. Their "Scrummy Crumpets" are really good (not a huge portion, but enough to pass as breakfast) and their Chicken Mayonaise and Balsamic Onions Toasted Sarmie is to die for. Whilst it's not the cheapest place in town, you don't mind paying a little extra given the quality of food and service. Can't see myself anywhere else in the mornings.
We had breakfast at Nice last week and I thought that Nice was an understatement. Service is bright and breezy, food is delicious and we thought that breakfast was good value for money.We enjoyed breakfast so much that we decided to join them for lunch this week. Lunch was very tasty, but we didnt feel that it was good value for money. My fiancé ate the beef pie and salad for R60 and felt that it was a little dry (needed gravy) and the salad was hardly noticeable it was so small. I had the rump and caramelised onion salad also for R60 and, although above average in taste, was very unsatisfying in size. I drank a lime cordial and (tap) water and was charged an exorbitant R15 for a tiny glass. Total bill R200 for starter value.All in all, we will keep this as a favourite breakfast spot, but were too hungry when we left to recommend it for lunch.
A marvellous, warm and vibey little place. Great coffee and OJ, egg basket is unbeatable for breakfast. But the friendliness and hospitality of the staff and owner make this place stand out above all others in Parkhurst.
My daughter invited me to join her for lunch last Sunday at Nice on 4th. This was my first and definitely not last visit! Well, what a delectable treat! We each ordered a piece of one of the freshly baked pies & salad - Chicken & Asparagus and Fillet. We then proceeded to share them between us - neither of us could decide between the 2! Both were delicious, light, fresh & immensely tasty. The side salad was simple but tasty and very fresh too. We couldnt resist spoiling ourselves and shared a platter of the most delicious cakes, lemon meringue, peppermint pie, death by chocolate, fig pie and carrot cake. All were simply awesome. My favourites were the peppermint and lemon meringue! Mouth wateringly delicious! The cappucinos we drank were delicious, not bitter, just perfect. The service was great. I recommend this eatery whole heartedly. And will definitely be ordering their cakes & savoury pies for my birthday lunch at the office next month!!