Café du Cycliste was born in a traditional French café – a perfect mid-ride coffee stop – nestled in the hills above France's Mediterranean coast. It was founded from a love of cycling and a desire to produce high-quality, technically excellent cycling apparel with a twist of classic French style.
Now we’re based in Nice, basking in the sun of the Baie des Anges, the Bay of Angels, and we share the Côte d’Azur with many of the world’s best pro cyclists and hundreds of cycling clubs. With scenic spins along the Corniche next to the sparkling blue sea and a quick escape into the mountains of the Alpes Maritimes, it’s the perfect place to ride. Legendary cols like the Madone and Turini are just a stone’s throw from the coast and you can explore our ‘playground’ a little more through the ‘Where we Ride’ section of our site.
To make the most of this incredible natural resource we’ve recently opened a new space overlooking the port in the old part of Nice town. A mixture of Café and club house, you’re welcome to drop by for a coffee, use our locker rooms pre or post ride and have your bike checked over by our mechanics. If you’ve travelled light, we also have high end road bikes for hire, including fabulous steel from French frame builder Cycle Victoire, carbon in the shape of Colnago's V1R and titanium from the premium Italian brand Passoni.
It’s a combination of serious cycling and relaxation that has helped shape our aesthetic. Our clothing reflects our joie de vivre and our passion for riding, they’re modern and imaginative but are never too far removed from the great tradition of French Cycling.