Where to go for the best brunch in Paris? Which cafe is an absolute must-visit? This foodie was on a mission in Paris to find the amazing (decently priced) food in the beloved French capitol! And a nice coffee (or maybe matcha latte) to wash the meal down with of course. The things I do for you… having to go out for brunch and coffee every single day 😉 !
1. HARDWARE SOCIÉTÉ
The Hardware Société is by far my favorite place to brunch in Paris. The following places are listed in random order, but this gem located near the Sacre Couer deserves the first spot! I ordered brioche with passionfruit curd, chantilly cream, raspberries, kiwi fruit and meringue, which was absolutely delicious. Both of my friends were also very pleased with the egg dishes they got. The cafe is decorated nicely. The food is reasonably priced, especially considering you are eating at a prime location in Paris. Also if you happen to live in/go to Melbourne, The Hardware Société also has a cafe there!
Hardware Société, 10 Rue Lamarck, 75018 Paris, France
2. CAFÉ KITSUNÉ
Café Kitsuné has probably popped up on your Instagram feed if you follow a lot of fashion bloggers. This little coffee place from Japan seems to be quite ‘trendy’, so of course we had to see what the hype is all about. Cafe Kitsune is quite small with limited indoor seating space, however, I highly suggest sitting outdoors facing the Jardin du Palais Royal (royal gardens). Café Kitsuné is a great spot if you want to enjoy a good cup of coffee with a pastry (or in my case matcha latte) and get away from hustle and bustle.
3. FRENCHIE TO GO
Frenchie To Go is probably more of a lunch than a brunch spot, although nobody said that you can’t have a hot dog for brunch right? We ordered the pulled pork sandwich (Gontran Cherrier bun, shredded smoked pork cooked with homemade BBQ sauce, red coleslaw) and the hotdog (Gontran Cherrier hotdog bun, homemade hotdog of 100% smoked Shorthorn beef, house sauerkraut, Savora sauce. relish). Both were decently priced (€11 and €8) and absolutely divine. Frenchie To Go has a really nice atmosphere to it and you can definitely tell that it is frequented by a lot of locals. If money is not an issue for you order the lobster roll. Several people ensured me it was the-best-lobster-roll-ever, I just wasn’t ready to spend €22 on a sandwich.
Frenchie To Go, 9 Rue du Nil, 75002 Paris, France
4. LADURÉE BONAPARTE
Ladurée is a must on a trip to Paris, right? Cliche? Over-priced? Absolutely! But oh-so good! Of course you can visit the big store on the Champs-Elysées, but personally I feel that Ladurée Bonaparte has a lot more charm. Sitting in the tea room – done up in colonial decor – I felt like I should have been wearing a puffy corset dress and discuss politics haha! In all seriousness, the coffee I had here was amazing. I usually don’t like black coffee, but this coffee (with caramel syrup) was absolutely amazing!
Ladurée Bonaparte, 21 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris, France
5. BREAKFAST IN AMERICA
After many fancy brunches, one starts to crave an all American breakfast with pancakes, eggs and bacon. Or maybe it is just me. It was a nice change to Brunch at Breakfast in America. The pancakes were amazing and so were the wraps. And for those of you who really, really, really love coffee this place is probably heaven. Why? They serve a ‘bottomless’ mug of coffee. Free refills! I, being the coffee-noob that I am, could barely finish one cup… Great place, great food. And again decently priced! Breakfast in America has three locations, we ate at the Rue des Jeuneurs one.