Nice place, fast and friendly service
Posted on 06 / 26 / 2015
I was lucky enough during my visit to Marseille to be staying in the building right next to Green Bear on rue Glandevès. I went there for lunch twice and was quite happy with it both times. Although it's vegetarian, they had some very decent vegan options both times I went, including more than one option for the main dish and dessert.
The place seems geared toward people looking for a fast and efficient lunch option, so you receive your dishes in to-go containers even if you're dining in. One of the dishes I had was a tajine, and it would have been nicer to eat it from a ceramic plate rather than a cardboard box (but who knows, perhaps I could have had a plate if I had known to ask). There was a choice of disposable wooden forks, knives and spoons and traditional metal ones. But the place is cozy enough, with pillows on the banquette seating and a rack of newspapers, that you feel welcome to linger if you have the time.
I really appreciated the friendliness and politeness of the staff, too.
I'm happy that there's a veggie place so close to the Vieux Port. Overall, I highly recommend it.
excellent food, friendly staff, good location