Paris Top 5 Brunch Spots: Best of 2018
Anyone who knows us knows there are few things we love more than a good brunch. Give us good company, a good cup of coffee, a cosy nook and a breakfast more substantial than pain au chocolat and you will have a place in our hearts forever. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good pain au chocolat as well (just check out our Best Patisseries 2018 list!), but sometimes you need a full, heavy belly to be able to face the day.
We’ve compiled a list of the brunch/breakfast places that have made it into our regular rotations. Do you have your own best loved brunch spot? Let us know and we’ll gladly check it out – brunch-ing is hard work, but someone’s gotta do it!
46 & 3rd
Looking for brunch with a side of elegant decor? Look no further than 46 and 3rd! But don’t let the chic, minimalist interior fool you, their prices are good and the service is even better. 46 and 3rd offers a seasonal menu complete with all day brunch, freshly squeezed juices, and a few options for kids. They open their doors from 10am – 5pm Wednesday to Sunday.
Address: 46 Rue De Turbigo, 75003 Paris, France
This warm and welcoming, Australian owned restaurant is perfectly situated a stone’s throw from the Sacré Cœur – one of our favourite spots in the city. Hardware Société is one of our tried, and tried again brunch spots that does not disappoint. The tea-pot cosies and colourful cup and saucer combinations make you feel right at home and the food is so good that you never want to leave. Take note, Hardware Société boasts long ques on the weekend, but they tend to move quickly. They open their doors from 9am-4pm Monday, Thursday, and Friday and 9:30am – 4:30pm Saturdays and Sundays.
Address: 10 Rue Lamarck, 75018 Paris, France
Any brunch place which has not one, but three different pancake options on its menu is a win in our books. Throw in good coffee, a bright and airy interior, and a selection of 90’s hip-hop playing, and there’s no surprise that Holybelly made our list. The self-described Melbourne style café offers a constantly changing specials menu as well, if – for some reason – pancakes aren’t your thing. They open their doors from 9am – 5pm daily.
Address: 5 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris, France
If you are looking for an authentically French breakfast experience, Claus is the spot for you. It was perhaps the first Parisian restaurant entirely dedicated to breakfast and lunch. They offer a wide array of pastries, yogurts, breads and organic coffees. Our favourite part, Claus contains an épicerie so you can take the experience home with you – be that the next arrondisement or an ocean away. They open their doors from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday, and from 9:30am – 5pm on the weekends.
Address: 14, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 Paris, France
La Grande Fantaisie
By far the most unique weekend brunch experience on this list, La Grande Fantaisie is a canal boat that floats on Canal de l’Ourcq in Paris’s 19th arrondissement. La Grande Fantaisie is a great way to experience Paris from a different vantage point, here you can eat fresh food to your heart’s content in a chill environment without the usual swarm of tourists or those hoping to see and be seen. Once you’ve eaten your fill be sure to wander up and down the canal for cool cafés and nice views. They open their doors from 11:00am – 11:00pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11:00am – midnight on Thursdays and 11:00am – 1:00am on the weekend.
Address: 3 Quai de l’Oise, 75019 Paris
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This article was co-written by Janelle