Fodor's Expert Review Le Tilleul
Before you plunge into the dense tangle of ruelles in old St-Paul-de-Vence, stop on the ramparts under the century-old lime tree for a meal or snack at this atmospheric outdoor café, where the breezy terrace looks onto the valley and the Alps. The kitchen makes more of an effort than you might expect, turning out colorful salads (crispy Camembert salad with peppered cider dressing) and pastas at lunch and more serious gastronomic fare in the evening. Pop by for the Salon de Thé (daily 3–6 pm), which is much more than tea: red berry tiramisu, crepes, and coffee on a separate menu. Across the street, Le Tilleul sells freshly made sorbets and ice creams to go, with flavors like wild peach or almond milk with sour cherry.
Pl. du Tilleul
St-Paul-de-Vence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur 06570, France
- Fairly priced traditional French dishes
- Daily tea menu 3–6
- Charming shaded terrace