Taste Buds on Tour

Le Bar Bu burgers

Food in Marseilles, France.

Although France is well known for it’s pastries, wine and cheese (all of which are fantastic also), a little known treasure is the fantastic selections of burgers which Marseilles has to offer. I visited Le Bar Bu on the Cours Estienne d’Orves, recommended by a friend as being the “best burger place in all of France” and I was not disappointed! They have a large menu, filled with burgers named after famous characters such as Chuck Norris and other personalities, as well as an amazing fried Mac and Cheese. If you like a cocktail, this restaurant has an extensive cocktail menu made by friendly bartenders. Mine had a handlebar moustache, I’m still not sure if it was done ironically or he was portraying the vintage style french man of the old movies. Hmmm…

For breakfast in Marseilles I would recommend either buying fresh pastries from the local Boulangerie with some orange juice or coffee and enjoying a leisurely breakfast at your apartment or hotel, or going to a local Cafe. But if you’re looking for a Full English you’ll have a hard time finding them as many cafe’s in this area tend to serve the typical french breakfast of pastries and juice, with few offering a full cooked breakfast as we are used to. That’s one way to keep off the calories.