Five places to brunch in Paris
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One of the most ‘in’ things to do on a Sunday in Paris is to go for brunch with friends or family. A few years ago, this phenomenon hadn’t made it over to France, but now there are more and more restaurants and cafés that specialise in delicious brunches for all tastes: whether you prefer your eggs sunny-side up or a healthy fruit-filled bowl of yoghurt.
We’ve put our heads and tummies together to bring you our five favourite places for brunch. Enjoy!
Café Lomi, the King of Coffee
3ter rue Marcadet
- Brunching while you work
Caffeine addicts, look no further. Café Lomi is widely known as Paris’ best coffee house, and they do delicious home-made treats for brunch as well. If you’re not daring enough to try their unique coffee-cheese pairing (dipping obligatory!) their brunch (€22) includes fruit juice, a hot drink, fresh bread, preserves, pastries and a choice of main dish - usually a home-made salad or eggs. Customers are usually made up freelancers and hipster families. The area is an up-and-coming neighbourhood, with more and more young professionals moving in thanks to low rent prices.
La Ferme de Charles, family-friendly and 100% homemade
9/9bis, cour des petites écuries, 75010
- For hungry happetites
The Ferme de Charles (Charles’ Farm) is not exclusively for families, but is a great place to bring children thanks to their array of activities. On sunny days, pull up a chair on the terrace, although we always recommend reserving because of its popularity. For €25 per adult and €12 per child, you have an all-you-can-eat buffet (pastries, meat, vegetables, cheeses, soup, home-made desserts, fruit and crepes), a hot option from the menu (burgers, pasta and egg dishes), a juice and a hot drink. Make sure you reserve some time after for digestion!
Le Quai, an unforgettable view
1, port de Solférino, 75007
- Special memories guaranteed
For a truly memorable brunch, we recommend you take a loved one - or two - to Le Quai. A hop, skip and a jump across the river from the Louvre and Tuileries gardens, this floating restaurant’s brunch is a little more expensive than others (€35 per head) but this includes unlimited servings and an unforgettable view. We’re not just talking boiled eggs and a croissant, their buffet includes smoked salmon and kippers, as well as a variety of fried noodles, salads, potato dishes and fresh vegetables. If you can, get a table outside and enjoy the view down the Seine and, behind you, onto the Orsay Museum. Brunch is Sundays only, and reservation is highly recommended.
Un Dimanche à Paris, calm, chic and modern
4 Cours du Commerce Saint-André, 75006
- A real sweet treat
It’s all in the name! Spend the sweetest Sunday ever at this chic boutique and restaurant that specializes in chocolate delicacies. Tucked down a side street in the sophisticated Saint Germain district, Un Dimanche à Paris is another relatively expensive brunch option (€38 pp) but the price is 100% worth it, especially for those with a sweet tooth! Admire the old battlements that still stand in the restaurant, dating from 1210, as well as the concept store with 800m² of confectionary to explore. It has been nominated several times as one of Paris’ best places to brunch… so reserve!
Rose Bakery, an organic hipster-hangout
46 rue des Martyrs, 75009
30 rue Debelleyme, 75003
10 boulevard de la Bastille, 75012
- The Anglophone touch
Many still believe that the Americans do brunch best. Those that do, head to one of the Rose Bakeries in Paris - one in the hip district of “So-Pi” (South Pigalle), one in the Marais and one by the Bastille (there’s also one inside Le Bon Marché department store). This writer did a stint as a waitress for Rose Bakery, and can attest to the fresh, home-made cakes and salads. The carrot cake is unmissable, if there are any left! Clients include a large percentage of tourists, but also a loyal following of Parisians, who also know about the carrot cake… On the weekend Rose Bakery is especially busy, so we recommend going during the week to be sure to get a table and not be squeezed in by the door.