Hands up if you prefer brunch over breakfast - ‘cos we sure do. In Paris, they do brunch better than most! We’ve picked out the best spots in the glamorous city to start your day the right way. These are places where you can relax, get that much-needed caffeine fix and order a hearty plate of deliciousness. From crepes, eggs, croissants, waffles and big hot breakfasts, who doesn’t love a filling brunch? We’ve included a mix of fancy brunches to more affordable joints, so there’s something to suit everyone! Enjoy...
In price order:
1) LE CAFÉ QUI PARLE
24 Rue Caulaincourt, 75018 Paris, France
Serving brunch on weekends, this cosy popular French bistro is one to try if you find yourself in Montmartre. It’s a fairly simple menu (but has the basics like scrambled eggs, salads, pastries or fried eggs) - but every meal tastes great which is why it’s always packed and hard to get a table when it comes brunch time - so get in early. Very good value for money too. For a €17.50, you have access to an an all-you-can-eat menu.
2) FRENCHIE TO GO
9 Rue du Nil, 75002 Paris
Frenchie To Go serves up delicious brunches that look so aesthetically pleasing on the plate - and the best part is it’s affordable! The menu is so good that it’s hard to choose: from €7.50 bacon muffins, scones to eggs benedict and even incredible hot dogs, our tummies are rumbling just thinking about it. Inside is contemporary, simple and it makes for a really enjoyable (cheap) dining experience.
3) BULULÙ AREPERA
Brunching in Paris isn’t all all pain au chocolat and croissants. The city has such a diverse range of cuisines and one of our favourites is at this place, Bululu. Head here for a Venezuelan brunch. It’s too good to miss. We recommend trying the Arepas: they come with a range of different fillings and they will definitely set your stomach up for the day.
4) EGGS & CO
11 Rue Bernard Palissy, 75006 Paris
Just read the name of the place, and you already know what it excels in. Yup, EGGS! Eggs & Co is a popular local brunch spot in Paris and for a reason! The omelettes and scrambled eggs are great, and you can add all kinds of toppings! The omelette is accompanied by green salad, a few potatoes and a small pot of cream. It’s a good value for money as the portion sizes are generous.
5) THE SOUL KITCHEN
33 Rue Lamarck, 75018 Paris
A trendy vegetarian-friendly spot for brunch, located in Montmartre. It's run by the Amzel sisters who make food that’s good for your body and soul! This is affordable spot sells salad bowls to DIE FOR and they’re huge. Some of the dishes are very original, including dumplings, gingerbread, freshly baked madeleines, plus they do cheese puffs and freshly squeezed orange juice. It feels like a dining room of friends inside with a warm, quirky atmosphere and colourful worn-down chairs - a very charming interior. Just go and test it out.
6) CAFÉ DE FLORE
In the affluent Saint-Germain neighbourhood, you’ll find the charming world-famous Café De Flore. It’s the prettiest little cafe where you can sit inside or out. If you really want to soak up the vibes of Paris, make a trip here and sip a coffee while you people watch. I recommend the mushroom omelette. This is one of the oldest Parisian coffeehouses boasting beautiful Parison decor - so well worth a visit. It's quite pricey, but it has something truly special about it.
7) AUX PRÉS DE CYRIL LIGNAC
27 Rue du Dragon, 75006 Paris
The service at Aux Prés is really attentive and the dishes are also great. We would like to come back and test the burger in a "classic", version with the new recipe because we loved our first experience here so much. You can taste fresh and punchy orange juice, baskets filled with Viennese pastries and bread toasts, spread and homemade jam (strawberry-basil), eggs Bénédicte, scrambled or as an omelette. Also, the Black Angus beef burger is served with a cone of fluffy chips.
159 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris
Marlon is right in the heart of Paris just a 14 minute walk from the Eiffel Tower. It's a fantastic Californian joint for a brunch. They serve up eggs benedict, lovely pancakes, french toasts, waffles, wonderful Californian tacos, acai bowls plus more!
In one of the most pleasant neighbourhoods of Paris (the 7th arrondissement), you can get here direct by the 92 bus. A lovely place to stroll around to work off everything you just ate.
9) LE BRISTOL
112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris
The Café Antonia is located inside the incredible Bristol Paris hotel and perfect for brunch. Just a 6-minute walk from the Champs Elysees and 1.4km from the Jardin Tuileries, it’s a good place to stop before a day of sightseeing. Marie Antoinette is the face and muse of this elegant, high style cafe - and you can see why.
Dine beneath crystal chandeliers and start your day in true style. We come here to take a relax and gather our thoughts in chic surroundings. And with the hotel being a 5*, the cost of brunch is the most expensive in this list but truly worth it for a special occasion or to commemorate the end of your trip to Paris. The atmosphere is always warm and lively.
10) LE RITZ
15 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris
Located in the 1st arrondissement, this hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Opera Metro Station and 1.3 km from the Louvre. Viennese pastries, pancakes with maple syrup and eggs go hand in hand here. Le Ritz has such a wide range of dishes on offer from smoked salmon, parma ham and delicious mouthfuls of pies. On Sunday, the Grand Jardin opens where you can eat outside amidst the charm and wonders of the stunning grounds. To the delights of the taste buds, from one buffet to another, we you can have salads, mezzes and sushi, pasta and bellota, meats and fish, ratatouille and scrambled eggs.