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Menton, France: Markets, Cafes, Bakeries, Casual dinners?

i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream | May 26, 201102:24 PM     17

Hi,
My husband and I will be spending a week in Menton in July. We are pretty laid back and not looking for anything fancy in terms of food. I'd have preferred an apartment rental with a kitchen for simple breakfasts and lunches, but we are staying in a hotel. The hotel charges 10 euros pp for breakfast, so we're going to pass on that. So, a couple of questions...
--Where can we get simple breakfast food? As much as I would like to eat just pastries the entire week for breakfast, I'd prefer to start my day a little lighter and with some protein and fruit too. Do many people go to cafes for breakfast? It doesn't have to be a sitdown place; a market is fine too.
--Where can we get the makings for a light picnic type lunch, perhaps sandwiches, cheeses, fruit, etc.? I love, love, love farmers' markets and markets specializing in local, regional products. I don't know if we'll have a fridge, so nothing in large packages that needs to be cold.
--What are the best casual, laid back places to eat dinner and have a few drinks? I'd love to know the places that are representative of the region's food and culture, but we're open to other unique options too (we love any and all ethnic food). We're willing to splurge one or two nights, but we'd like to keep the other dinners moderate.
--Finally, I am an ice cream fiend. Where can I get the best ice cream in town?
Thanks in advance!!

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