From the healthiest to the heartiest to the most Instagrammable, discover 15 of our favorite brunch spots in Paris.
With the summer sun behind us, responsibilities and routines have quickly set back in, and so have grayer days. But that’s no reason to put Paris on the back-burner! The City of Light offers plenty of options to brighten up your day, and one of them is brunch. We love this weekend pastime: colorful, gourmet and varied, brunch is synonymous with unwinding and letting go. That said, no law has ever been passed limiting brunch to thee weekend. If your schedule permits, brunch is the ideal opportunity to treat yourself to a nice mid-week break. To help nudge you along, we’ve compiled a list of 15 locales where you can savor a well-deserved brunch, Paris-style.
1. Les Bariolés de Maud
At Maud’s, brunch is colorful, homemade and served daily. Choose between different savory dishes and a sweet one, all accompanied with freshly squeezed orange juice and a piping hot beverage.
Where: 12 rue Buffault, Paris 9th arrondissement
Price: €25 set price
2. Ima Canteen
Ima, or “mom” in Hebrew, is a vegetarian canteen that offers colorful and tasty dishes with a touch of the orient. For brunch, choose an assortment of pastries and pancakes or the generous shakshuka. The coffee is roasted at the Brûlerie de Belleville.
Where: 39 Quai de Valm, Paris 10th
Price à la carte: Granola €7, Pancakes €10, Shakshuka €10,5
3. Big Love Caffè
Located in the heart of the Marais, Big Love Caffè proposes an Italian-inspired menu that changes monthly. Don’t miss “buffalo ricotta pancakes,” which hold their own against the best American recipes. The coffee is roasted on-site.
Where: 30 Rue Debelleyme, Paris 4th
Price à la carte: Pancakes €10, French bread €7
4. L’Abattoir Végétal
A provocative name for a must-visit vegan destination. Located in a former butcher’s shop, Abattoir Végétal (“vegetable slaughterhouse”) offers organic and vegan dishes that evolve with the seasons. It’s possible to brunch here every Sunday, and it’s also as good for your health as it if for nature.
Where: 61 rue Ramey, Paris 18th
Price: brunch formula at €27
Dersou is a restaurant born from the challenge of combining creative cocktails with a personal approach to Japanese inspiration. On Sundays, chef Taku Sekine reinvents the art of brunch.
Where: 21 Rue Saint-Nicolas, Paris 12th
Price: count on about €20 for a brunch à la carte
6. Mariage Frères
Everyone knows Mariage Frères for their exceptional teas, but have you ever heard of their brunches? For an elegant break, visit one of their Paris outposts to enjoy one of the capital’s most refined brunches.
Where: For brunch we recommend the address of Le Marais: 30 rue du Bourg-Tibourg, Paris 4th
Price: many options ranging from €35-48
Chocolate lovers will melt with pleasure for Hoct&Loca’s brunch. Available all week long in addition to the weekends, each formula includes two doses of chocolate — choose from among six different grand crus to add to the chocolate drink of your choice.
Where: 99 Rue de la Verrerie, Paris 4th
Price: brunch formula at €19,50 on weekdays and €25 on weekends
8. 5 Pailles
If the term “Brunch Bar” existed, it would be the perfect way to describe 5 Pailles. Here you’ll find every brunch offering you could dream of: avocado toast, pancakes, eggs Benedict, truffle eggs, homemade granola and more.
Where: 79 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, Paris 10th
Price: à la carte: €7,50 homemade granola, €11 avocado toast, €12,50 eggs Benedict
9. Kozy Paris
A wide selection of coffees and pressed fruit juices, homemade dishes, meticulous attention to detail and the perfect Instagram post await you at Kozy. On weekends and public holidays, you can choose between an à la carte brunch or brunch menu.
Where: 79 Avenue Bosquet, Paris 7th
Price: €24,9 for brunch
Paperboy is an ultra-trendy café inspired by a video game. On Sundays, you can choose between four varied but copious options—or just choose your dishes à la carte.
Where: 137 Rue Amelot, Paris 11th
Price: €25 for brunch
11. Breakfast in America
If you want a breakfast on par with Sunday mornings in America, go to Breakfast in America. If you ignore the francophiles at the adjacent tables and the prices displayed in euros, it’s almost as though you were in a real American diner. On Sundays, a brunch option completes the menu.
Where: 17, rue des Écoles, Paris 5ème – 4, rue Malher, Paris 4th
Price: €17,95 for brunch
With its romantic atmosphere and refined, pleasant setting (especially if the weather permits courtyard seating), Ralph Lauren’s Sunday Brunch is the finesse and elegance of the American Upper Class in all its splendor.
Where: 173 Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris 6th
Price: count on about €40 per person for a brunch à la carte
13. Les Fauves
100% organic, 100% original and 100% wild, Les Fauves (“beasts” in French) cooks up a brunch that’ll leave you immensely satisfied. It’s a newer Parisian establishment with inventive and colorful dishes that respect nature.
Where: 33 Boulevard Edgar Quinet, Paris 14th
Price: €29 for brunch
14. Republique of Coffee
Forget the simplified clichés of what many consider to be authentic Mexican cuisine and try Republique of Coffee for one of the best Mexican brunches in Paris.
Where: 2 Boulevard Saint-Martin, Paris 10th
Price: à la carte or brunch at €23
For a healthy brunch with a delicious fresh juice, head to Season, where breakfast is served all day long. The menu varies with each season (to be expected) and even touts gluten-free options.
Where: 1 rue Dupuis, Paris 3rd
Price à la carte: porridge €7, acai bowl €10, avocado & salmon bread €14