Brunch in Paris
France is known for it’s breakfast goods. But there is a new wave of cuisine dominating Paris’ restaurants: brunch! We sampled three amazing brunches for you to go forth and enjoy next time you’re in Paris.
We got up a little too late for breakfast one day. So we headed to Edgar Quinet in search of a note-worthy mention on google. A wander in the rain found us on the back of Rue des Rennes and what seemed like a closed Colorova. But an awkward attempt at opening door had us relieved and seated with an impressive menu to choose from. We opted to hedge our bets (a running theme) and order two things and share. Le Gourmandise for 17Euro included waffles, [the most amazing] granola, a selection of breads and spreads, a juice, a coffee AND [the most amazing] parmasan, poached egg on toast (thingy). We also ordered the Pain Perdu (a classic, right!) coming also with juice, breads and spreads and coffee and a sublime apple compote and yogurt to slather on top. Honestly, we can’t recall a better breakfast at 11.30am. C’est Magnifique!
Frenchie to go
Rue du Nil might as well be renamed Rue du Frenchie. This tiny very quiet street may be easily missed, but you’re unmistakably on the right road with every other store a Frenchie sibling: a bar, a wine store, the original and infamous restaurant and this little takeaway joint. Frenchie to go is not to be overlooked by it’s older brother, it is (of course) unmistakably hip – but the food and drink does not disappoint and with an all-day breakfast menu and delectable lunch menu – it can easily be classed as a perfect stop of for a little brunch. It really is worth seeking out this gem. Not to mention the coffee is really good too.
We promise this place will have you instagraming your Matcha Green Tea Latte before it’s even hit the table. This cute little restaurant takes the Australian brunch culture and pop’s it next one of the most famous churches in Paris! Hardware Societe‘s no reservations – make sure you’re prepared to wait if you want a table all to yourself! We definitely think it’s a bit of hot spot! The menu is comprehensive and we can guarantee you’ll want to try everything.
Sharing our table with some quintessential Parisians just made us have order envy to the nth degree but this quickly subsided when ours arrived. Hedging our bets once again we opted for a sweet and savoury course to sample the full spectrum – obviously. Our star dish was the Pork Belly and Fried Eggs! Those little potato and bacon hash balls could be served up as a dish in their own right. Followed by our Sweet Board of dulce de leche, churros and cardamom rice pudding. OUI.
Do you have any great brunch recommendation for Paris?
Andrea & Dan