Cover Brunch Paris France

Art lovers scope out the exhibitions to visit, history buffs map out the landmarks, but foodies plan their trip around the best cafes to get their croque monsieur and cafe au lait fix. Here are some brunch spots you don't want to miss on your next trip to Paris

Brunch is a sacred part of a Parisian's routine—and it doesn't end when the last crumbs have been wiped off. Not limited to just Sundays, brunching in little cafes and bistros is a great way to enjoy the city by spending countless hours people watching or unwinding with a good novel. Whether you want to be amongst musicians and artists along the Seine, or in a quaint spot in between narrow cobblestone streets, here are some brunch spots that check all the boxes during your time in Paris.

Latin Quarter

1. Strada Café

Don't forget to get breakfast in the morning, or anytime at Strada's with their all-day breakfast menu. Often frequented by locals and students of the Sorbonne, the last thing you'll feel is like any old tourist sitting outside at their petitè terrasse. The inside is nice and cosy to work from as the days get colder, and don't forget to try their cappuccinos, which are responsibly sourced, of course. 

Strada Café | 24 rue Monge, 75005 Paris France

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2. Grande Mosqué of Paris

Discover the best of Morrocan flavours in the heart of the city, the tea room of the Grande Mosqué is truly Paris' best well-kept secret. The beautiful pink marble mosque is the largest mosque in France, speckled with mosaic patterned tiles and it transports you to Marrakesh—while sipping on mint tea. The intimate setting of the courtyard and its numerous colourful pillows allow you to settle in and spend an afternoon under olive trees eating delectable Morrocan meals. 

Salon de Thé de la Grande Mosquée de Paris | 39 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 75005 Paris

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Montmartre

3. Hardware Société

Melbourne in Paris? This cafe lets you peep out onto the streets of Montmartre as you indulge in some classic French breakfast food. Their pain perdu is sure to surprise your taste buds with unexpected flavour combinations, one such as peanut butter panna cotta, blackberry compote, peanut brittle, and fresh blackberries. There's very little in the way of you having a great time when you have a number of inventive recipes to choose from, and the welcoming demeanor of the establishment. 

Hardware Société | 10 rue Lamarck, 75018 Paris

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4. Dose

A coffee lover's refuge, Dose is the place to be when the sun is out and you have to get the Parisian sacred Sunday brunch. Not too far from the Montmarte area, this café should be on your go-to list. After all, the best way to enjoy good coffee is sipping slowly while people watching. They have another outlet, tucked away in the Latin Quarter, and a new one opening in 2022!

Dose Dealer Café | 82 place du D. Felix Lobligeois 75017 Paris

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Le Marais

5. Carette

Just a short walk from Le Marais, Carette is as French as a café can get. It's a great place to lazily start the day, where you can soak in the sun, the square-trimmed trees, ornate lampposts, and the red brick architectural marvels of the Place des Vosges. Especially if you've got a sweet tooth, this is the place to gorge on eclairs, freshly baked pastries, and macarons that some locals might say are better than at Ladurée. 

Carette | 25 place des Vosges 75003 Paris

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Opéra

6. Bon Bouquet

If Bon Bouquet ever does a rebrand, they should call themselves 'Pink Paradise', and you can clearly see why. Not only are their tropical decor and colourful interiors just a breath of fresh air, but each item on their brunch menu begs to be explored. Its rising popularity only means you'll have to get there a little bit earlier to enjoy some of their signature savoury and sweet dishes. Their exotic eggs benedict is served with homemade hollandaise sauce drizzled over fresh avocado on soft sliced brioche. If you're looking for something sweeter, try the French toast—your Instagram feed will thank you for it. 

Bon Bouquet | 29 eue de Trévise, 75009 Paris

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7. Kozy Kanopé

Coffee shop by day, chic bistro by night—you can practically spend the entire day here. This shape-shifting cafe is just a short walk from the Opéra, with a special brunch menu for every day. You'll be spoiled for choice for french toast, acai bowls, and of course, pancakes served with praline-chocolate sauce and all the works. What's more, if you're craving something a bit more filling than eggs and toast, pick and choose from their lunch menu based on your appetite.

Kozy Kanopé | 46 rue Lafayette, 75009 Paris

Notre Dame

8. Le Flore en l'Île

If gazing at the river and the Notre Dame is a prerequisite, the view can't get any better than at le Flore en l'Île. Take a seat next to the wide floor-to-ceiling windows with hot chocolate warming your hands, eating crepes and croissants to become the main character of every film set in Paris. Psst, you might find the outdoor terrace familiar if you've watched the Netflix show Emily in Paris. Traditional yet timeless, this cafe at the heart of the city is one you can keep coming back to year after year and feel like no time has passed at all. 

Le Flore en l'Île42 quai d'Orléans, 75004 Paris

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Saint-Germain

9. Ralph’s

If you're looking for a good old-fashioned American brunch, you'll find it hidden away behind the Ralph Lauren Saint-Germain store. As regal as the blue marble columns surrounding the courtyard sets the ambience, it's juxtaposed with homely fluffy striped cushions and family-style seating. In the colder months, expect to hear the crackle of a fireplace in between mouthfuls of lemon and poppy cake. This intimate yet friendly environment is a great place to stop by for a celebratory meal with family, or just a little pick-me-up with your travel partner.  

Ralph's | 173 boulevard Saint-Germain 75006 Paris

Palais Royal

10. Café Kitsuné

You might've strolled past this iconic cafe on your way to the Louvre, but spend some quality nature time over weekend brunch at Café Kitsune. Immerse yourself in the idyllic gardens of the Palais Royal as you sit under a canopy outside with a hot brew of your choice. Let your shoulders drop in ease as you forget about work, courtesy of the cafe's 'no laptop policy', and unabashedly devour some yuzu flavoured chiffon cake. 

Café Kitsuné | 51 Gallerie Montpensier 75001 Paris

Canal Saint-Martin

11. Café A

A dreamy secluded spot, Café A is many things, and dull is not one of them. The outdoor courtyard is the best of both worlds—filled with sunshine and greenery without the hubbub of the outside traffic. Get your fill of a wide variety of French, Lebanese, and Greek items on the menu, while sipping on a cool lemonade or one of their signature cocktails for a boozy brunch.

Café A | 148 rue du Faubourg Saint Martin 75010 Paris

12. Ten Belles

A stone's throw from the Canal Saint-Martin, Ten Belles was one of Paris' original specialty coffee shops. What might be a modest cozy cafe makes up for taste and coffee expertise. Sporting high-quality house blends roasted by Belleville Brûlerie, this locale is often frequented by regulars and those looking to get their caffeine hit around the area. Give your coffee some company with a side of crunchy granola, poached eggs, and some cauliflower soup for a healthy yet tasty brunch.

Ten Belles | 10 rue de la Grange aux Belles, 75010 Paris

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Bastille

13. Passager

Avocado on toast is a brunch favourite, but an avocado tartine at Passager is a game-changer. Warm and relaxed, yet completely Instagrammable, this rustic-chic cafe dons brick walls, concrete counters, and colorful tiled floors that take you back to the mid-2010s trending hashtag #ihavethisthingwithfloors. The corner street café menu takes a page out of New York cafés with breakfast bagels, eggs sunny-side up, and a generous helping of fresh fruits on your Sunday pancakes.

Passager | 107 avenue Ledru Rollin, 75011 Paris

Oberkampf

14. Ob-la-Di

If the turquoise-and-white tiling doesn't cheer you up, maybe humming the famed Beatles song this cafe is named after will. This cafe is just the place that will cater to your dietary needs—with gluten-free, dairy-free, and tonnes of vegetarian and vegan options to choose from. A great addition to the rows of cafes in the Marais, Ob-la-Di is the perfect example that good coffee is what helps set a positive and friendly atmosphere. 

Ob-la-Di | 54 rue Saintonge, 75003 Paris

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