Fathom Favorites : Monaco

1. One Apple

A perfect rest stop for an afternoon latte break or an aperitif in a contemporary setting. Fresh Italian design is in the details, from the bulbous chinoiserie chairs to the neon handles of the espresso cups. 

32 Quai Jean-Charles Rey
, 98000

2. Beefbar

A sleek and masculine space designed for meat-eaters: steak is the specialty. The crowd is hip — but not too hip — and it's roomy. The owners also run popular Italian spot La Salére a few doors down.

42 Quai Jean-Charles Rey
Monaco, 98000

3. La Cantine at A'Trego

Philippe Starck strikes again with a beachy interior inside an unsuspecting building along the port. There's a perfect 25-euro lunch on weekdays; a table in the sunroom is the one to reserve. Keep your eye out for special wine and cheese nights.

Port de Cap d'Ail
, 06320

4. Tip Top

If you'd like a break from high-society dining, throw on your loafers and order pizza and a beer at this homey, welcoming spot (it's been around since 1938) where you don't need a reservation. 

11 Ave. des Spélugues
, 98000

5. Prince's Tea

Stop at this boulangerie for pastries (pain au chocolat, fruit tarts) and teas on a silver banquette with trompe-l'œil trees overhead.

26 Ave. de la Costa
, 98000

6. Eat Juice

Two small sister outposts are conveniently located next to morning markets. Order a fresh-pressed juice with your favorite combination of fruits or a light and healthy lunch of lentils and hummus. There are a few tables available, but it's nice to order on the go for drinking en plein air.

3 Ave. Saint Charles
Monaco, 98000

7. Mozza

A warm and bustling Italian bistro with an impressive back room filled with wine and spirits. Order from the adorable menu of cutlets or share salumi and cocktails while perched on a tufted banquette.

11 Rue de Portier
Monaco, 98000

8. Restaurant Joel Robuchon

Plan on making a reservation at the two-Michelin star restaurant at least a week in advance. For something more low-key, go for lunch or ask for a bar seat facing the open kitchen.

4 Ave. de la Madone
, 98007

9. Hotel Columbus Monte-Carlo

If you're not staying in the casino district, this is a nice, price-friendly option that's still central to the action. The hotel concept is built around calm, contemporary styling in a locale that can be quite lavish. Rooms overlook the Mediterranean Sea and the Princess Grace rose garden.

23 Ave. des Papalins
Monaco, 98000

10. Fairmont Monte Carlo

Two words: rooftop pool. Catch sunrise over the Mediterranean on one side and the towering buildings of Monaco on the other. The rooftop champagne bar is the most convenient viewing area for the most famous hairpin turn of the Grand Prix race.

12 Ave. des Spélugues
Monaco, 98000

11. Hotel Hermitage

The belle époque beauty is one of the most magical hotels in Monaco. The breakfast room, designed by Gustave Eiffel, will make you swoon. If you've booked a room elsewhere, at least stop by for afternoon tea.

Sq. Beaumarchais
Monaco, 98000

12. Pierre

While well-known labels appear in the store, the curated selection feels down-to-Earth. Inventory (furniture, lamps, vases, tabletop objects) is constantly changing and consistently enticing.

41 Rue Grimaldi
, 98000

13. Le Dressing

This may be the mecca of second-hand designer clothes and bags in Monaco, but there's not thriftiness in the prices. Dig carefully and consider your purchase a well-worn splurge.

2 Rue des Orangers / 1 Rue Princesse Florestine
, 98000

14. Le Métropole Centre Commerciel

When you tire of the designer labels around Place du Casino, head to the underground Métropole shopping center, which feels more like a hotel lobby. Les pavillons des merveilles (pod-like pop-up shops) are set up in the casino area.

17 Ave. des Spélugues
, 98000

15. K11 Concept Store

Showcasing an eclectic mix of designers from around the world, the boutique is the perfect place to pick up unique chocolates, tabletop items, books, and colorful fashion accessories.

Park Palace, 25 Ave. de la Costa
, 98000