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Paris! The capital of France, city of love and great food. The food in France is just as important a part of the cultural experience as visiting attractions is. And what better way to start off your day than with a delicious brunch in Paris!
If you’re planning on visiting, you must already have a packed itinerary that requires a filling morning meal. Brunch cafes in Paris offer a wonderful mix of classic brunch dishes like pancakes and waffles, mixed with exquisite French delicacies, and larger quantities of food than you’d get in a traditional French breakfast.
Take a look at some of the most well-loved brunch spots in Paris!
Where: 23 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 7th arrondissement
Hours: 7 am to midnight
This classic French cafe is located near the popular photo spot of Rue de l’Université and offers an opportunity for you to enjoy brunch near the Eiffel Tower.
The most traditional Parisian cafe on the list is a perfect choice if you want to try out some French classics and have your brunch with a view.
The cafe offers a mix of classic French dishes, like Croque Monsieur, Croque Madame, foie gras, onion soup, and snails, as well as a selection of burgers, pasta dishes, and steaks.
Where: 5 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 10th arrondissement
Hours: 9am to 5pm (with the last food orders at 4 pm)
This popular cafe has more than earned its popularity, with its signature dishes of pancake stacks with various toppings and eggs with sides as well as daily specials. You get to enjoy their delicious food in an upbeat atmosphere and with happy vibes.
The cafe itself is pretty small, so try to avoid their rush hour between 11 am and 2.30 pm for the best chance to get a table.
Keep in mind that they don’t accept bookings, but they do use a virtual queue app called Skeepit on weekends and bank holidays, so you can get in line virtually and only come to the restaurant when you’re about to be seated.
Where: Rue Lamarck 10, Montmartre
Hours: Weekdays: 9.30 am to 4 pm; Weekends: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
This Melbourne-inspired cafe is located just around the corner of the Sacre Coeur in Montmartre and offers a perfect opportunity to fuel up before exploring the village-like streets of this neighborhood.
They offer a mix of savory and sweet dishes, like the Eton Mess, tiger prawn eggs benedict with a tarragon bearnaise sauce, or exquisite pork belly with fried eggs.
Do not miss out on the perfect flat white, made with Aussie-roasted coffee beans that are flown from Melbourne on a regular basis.
Where: 46 Rue Lafayette, 9th arrondissement
Hours: Weekdays: 8.30 am to 3 pm; Weekends: 9.30 am to 4 pm
The warm and inviting cafe is located a bit off the beaten path in Paris’ 9th district.
It’s an all-day brunch cafe with many delicious brunch classics on its menu. Do not miss out on their offer of savory or sweet-toppings brioche, pancake stacks, and granola and fruit bowls.
On weekdays, their menu includes lunch specials and salads, as well as desserts.
The place also offers a lovely selection of smoothies and juices and serves locally roasted coffee you can pair with a tasty piece of cake or seasonal specials.
Where: 95 Rue d’Aboukir, 2nd arrondissement
Hours: Weekdays: 9 am to 2.45 pm; Weekends: 10 am to 3.45 pm
This bright modern brunch spot is located in Paris’ 2nd district, just a 15-minute walk from the Louvre and Centre Pompidou.
Its American-inspired menu leans to the savory side and includes breakfast tacos, avocado toast, a lovely selection of sandwiches, egg dishes, and salads. All dishes can be customized with add-ons like eggs, potatoes, avocados, or extra bread.
If you’re a lover of sweet brunch, do not miss out on their pandan pancakes and creme brulee cookies.
This place is perfect for a brunch following or just before a visit to the Louvre!
Where: 65 Boulevard de Sébastopol
Hours: Weekdays: 8 am to midnight; Weekends: 11 am to 2 am
Brunch is served every day between 10 am and 3 pm (subject to opening hours of the restaurant).
This charming restaurant offers French fusion cuisine, which is reflected in their brunch offers. The menu includes three set brunch menus, a classic, French and seasonal menu with the option to add a glass of champagne and make your brunch special.
Each set menu includes three parts, a side, a main brunch dish, and a dessert.
Apart from their set menus, the options include Croque monsieur and madame, omelets and eggs with biscuits, classic porridge, or muesli breakfast.
Where: 174 Rue de la Roquette, 11th arrondissement
Hours: Monday – Tuesday: 9 am to 6 pm; Friday: 9 am to 11 pm; Weekend: 10 am to 6 pm
This cozy spot is located in Paris’ 11th district, just a couple of steps from the Père-Lachaise Cemetery, the burial place of Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde.
The warm, bright interior is a perfect place to enjoy the typical brunch classics they have on the menu.
Try their french toast, egg dishes, pancakes, waffles, or a cheesecake and pair it with a delicious cup of coffee and a glass of juice.
Where: 22 Avenue de Tourville, 7th arrondissement
Hours: Weekdays: 10 am to 3 pm; Weekends: 9 am to 4 pm
This French-American fusion cafe has a limited, market-driven seasonal menu. They offer a set menu that will get you granola, a hot beverage, a choice of main, and a glass of juice, or you can choose from their a la carte selection.
Do not miss out on a Dutch baby pancake with savory or sweet toppings, scrumptious avocado toast, and seasonal salads you can enrich with several sides.
Located just around the corner from Champ de Mars en route to the Hôtel des Invalides, this is another good option for brunch near the Eiffel Tower.
Where: 29 Rue de Trévise, 9th arrondissement
Hours: Every day 9 am to 5 pm, with the kitchen closing at 4 pm
This small, colorful brunch cafe is situated slightly further out from Paris’ main attractions, but that just means you get to explore a whole new part of the city going there. For the best experience, do come early to avoid the crowds.
They offer traditional brunch dishes like french toast, eggs benedict, pancakes, and porridge. Do not miss out on one of the only places in Paris that offer bagels and their signature drinks.
Where: 90 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 5th arrondissement
Hours: Weekdays: 8 am to midnight; Weekends: 9 am to midnight
Loulou is an American-style brunch restaurant that is open all day and is an excellent choice to eat at any time of day.
For brunch, choose between classic, brunch-style dishes like eggs benedict and avocado on toast, or opt for more filling lunch options like chicken parmesan, fish and chips, club sandwiches, bowls, burgers, and assorted salads.
This charming spot is a great choice if you’ve been out exploring the Quartier Latin or Jardin de Luxembourg and is only a short walk from the Notre-Dame.
Where: 214 Rue de Rivoli, 1st arrondissement
Hours: 7 am to 10.30 pm
This classic French creperie is primarily a takeaway joint with some small tables. It’s located a couple of minutes walk away from the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay, right next to the popular hot chocolate place, Angelina, and across the road from Jardin des Tuileries.
Being so close to the gardens, it’s a perfect opportunity for you to grab a bite and go eat in the park or on the way to one of the nearby museums. You can choose between crepes, sandwiches, personal pizzas, or donuts and you will not be disappointed.
Where: 79 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 10th arrondissement
Hours: Weekdays: 9 am to 3 pm; Weekends: 10 am to 4 pm
5 Pailles is a brunch cafe located in Paris’ 10th district just a couple of minutes from the Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est train stations. The location is perfect for anyone getting into Paris by train from Paris’ Orly airport or if you’re staying in the surrounding area.
Here, you can enjoy great coffee, avocado on toast, pancakes, and a selection of egg dishes in a clean and inviting cafe. Do not miss out on wonderful cinnamon rolls, all for very reasonable prices.
Brunch hasn’t been a feature of French culture for long, the French preferring a small, simple breakfast. That doesn’t mean the Parisians haven’t embraced this wonderful meal in their own special way, as you can tell by the number of spots on this list.
Whether you opt for a brunch buffet in Paris or not, getting brunch in Paris means enjoying a special part of French cafe culture you definitely should not miss out on!
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