05 May Best Brunch and Breakfast in Paris
As a foodie, I love to enjoy good food in good company and breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! In this article I am sharing with you my favorite addresses to enjoy the best brunch and breakfast in Paris! Going to these places will be the best way to start your day in the French capital! All these amazing Parisian cafes and restaurants offer the best food and drinks!
In Paris the brunch is usually a buffet or a menu for a total price of 25€ to 35€ on average (there are also more fancy options in the luxury hotels). But I am not always hungry enough for this formula so most of the places on my list allow you to choose your meal à la carte!
Before I start to share with you the best brunch and breakfast in Paris, I need to tell you something… Parisians looove to go out for brunch in the weekend and those cafes being some of the best ones of Paris, they are all popular. Therefore, here is my secret tip if you do not want to wait in line starving for 30 min to 1 hour in front of the coffee shop: it’s better to come during the week or early morning during the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, it starts to get busy around 11:30 and if you show up around noon for sure you will have to queue! Now you know 😉 .
Now let’s jump into the list of the best places to have breakfast and brunch in Paris!
I mentioned in the details if those places offer vegan, gluten free or dairy free options.
Sunday in Soho is a cozy cafe where the staff will make you feel at home immediately! I have been there a few times and whether it’s crowded or not you will always feel welcome! No wonder why their motto is “good vibes served daily” 🙂 . Good vibes and good food making the best combo, you know why Sunday in Soho is part of the best places for brunch and breakfast in Paris!
Here the brunch is a la carte and you can choose in their US inspired menu: bacon and eggs or avocado toast, pancakes or healthy bowls, homemade cakes like banana bread or carrot cake…
My favorite on the menu: I brought here one of my American friends and she kept on saying how the Naughty Biscuit was amazing (bacon, egg, cheddar on homemade buttermilk biscuit with a side of breakfast potatoes). I am more into sweets and I just love everything here!
Address: 7, rue Saint-Marc 75002 Paris – Area: Grands Boulevards
- Weekdays: Breakfast and Lunch 8:30 -16:00
- Weekends: Brunch 10:30-16:00
Kafkaf is a new cafe that opened at the beginning of the summer 2020. Little sister of Bon Bouquet Café (cf. my article about the The Best Coffee Shops in Paris) Kafkaf offers also everyday brunch and specialty coffee. I adore both of these places because not only the food is delish but also the presentation of the dishes is perfect, and the decoration of the venues is lovely! You will want to come here again and again: the top of the best brunch and breakfast in Paris!
In Kafkaf the dishes are homemade with fresh and quality products. You will find all the brunch essentials (avocado toasts, French toasts, pancakes, granola bowls…) with a little oriental touch (spices, orange flower, pistachios…). You will also enjoy this oriental touch in the design of the restaurant!
My favorite on the menu: I don’t know where to start as everything is so good: from their epic grilled cheese ultra-cheesy, to their tasty pancakes with mascarpone, pistachio and raspberries, without forgetting the scrumptious French Toast with orange blossom mascarpone and caramelized pecan nuts… OMG my mouth is watering only by thinking about it! My secret tip would be to pick a few different dishes and shares! This will allow you to enjoy all the amazing flavors!
Address: 36 Rue Keller 75011 Paris – Area: Bastille
- Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00
- Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00
Holycake is a coffee shop specialized in cake design and brunch. Whether you are a dessert addict or just looking for a great place to start the day, you will enjoy it for sure!
If you come in a weekday the brunch menu is à la carte, but during the weekend it’s a buffet with a theme changing each time (book in advance by email – for 25 €).
On the brunch menu during the week you will find an avocado toast, sweet or savory waffles, sweet or savory pancakes, a granola bowl, and much more!
This place is a gem and you will thank me for having shared it in the best brunch and breakfast in Paris!
My favorite on the menu: the whole menu is amazing so it’s hard to choose something as a favorite! The avocado toast with cooked cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and strawberries was fab. I also enjoyed the waffles with seasonal fruits and mascarpone. And you cannot (I really insist) leave Holycake without trying at least one of their desserts: would it be a cupcake or slice of layer cake! My secret tip: of you are not too hungry anymore for a dessert, pick one of the cute baby cupcakes or choose something to take away, you won’t regret it!
Address: 7 Rue Keller 75011 Paris – Area: Bastille
Opening hours: Every day 8:00 -17:00 (kitchen closing at 16:00)
Kozy has several cafes in Paris that will serve you from breakfast to lunch. But their café located in the 7th arrondissement not far from the Eiffel Tower – Kozy Bosquet – offers also brunch all week since this summer! This brunch is delicious, and I am glad it’s accessible not only in the weekend anymore! Kozy Bosquet also just revamped their café so you will enjoy a cozy place (hence the name) with a lovely deco inside and a welcoming terrace.
You can choose a la carte: avocado toast, eggs dishes, sweet and savory pancakes, granola bowl, chia pudding, banana bread and other cakes. Or you can pick the formula at 25.90 €: sweet pancakes/granola/chia bowl + savory pancakes/avo toast/eggs Benedict + a hot drink + a juice/smoothie. My secret tip: you can also share the formula with a friend if you want 😉 .
My favorite on the menu: I love their pancakes and their granola bowl + the avocado toast. And you have to try their homemade peanut butter: it’s extra gourmand!
Vegetarian options + Gluten free options.
Address: 79 Avenue Bosquet, 75007 Paris – Area: Champ de Mars
- Weekdays: 09:00 – 14:00
- Weekend: 9:30 – 16:00
The Hardware Société
The Hardware Societe is bringing the Australian vibes directly to Paris! In fact, the owners of the Hardware Société Melbourne decided to open another address in the French capital for our greater good.
Their menu has many options: would you like sweet or savory, would you be vegan or gluten intolerant, you will find what you need here.
My favorite on the menu: I had the opportunity to try their French toast and it was a fantastic experience, I highly recommend it!
Vegan + Gluten free options.
Address: 10, rue Lamarck 75018 Paris – Area: Montmartre
Opening hours: Weekdays 9:00-16:00 – Weekends 9:30-16:30
Restaurant Marcelle is easily recognizable with its pretty white façade. This café is open for breakfast and lunch during the week, and for brunch during the weekends. Its white walls and wicker and wooden furniture make the place quite natural and gives a homely atmosphere!
For breakfast if you like sweet you can get the granola bowl, the acai bowl, a Bircher muesli, some porridge, homemade cakes, brioches and other pastries. But there are also some savory options: avocado toast, egg in a hole, sandwich and salad.
The food and the atmosphere being so nice here I had to put it in the best places for brunch and breakfast in Paris!
My secret tip: head to the top floor and sit at the big wooden table, I loved it up there!
My favorite on the menu: you have to try their brioches, it’s one of their specialties! They have 2 flavors: one plain that you can eat with jam and butter and another one with cinnamon. The egg in a hole is also a nice idea!
Vegan options + Gluten free options.
Address: 22 Rue Montmartre 75001 Paris – Area: Châtelet
Opening hours: every day 9:00 – 18:00
In the lovely Cafe Berry, you will find a great ambiance and good food! They have an incredibly long list of colorful lattes: pink, blue, yellow, green… On the menu you will find avocado toasts, granola bowls, pancakes, homemade pastries and more!
They are positioning themselves as a wellness cafe offering natural food and quality relationships with their customers and I can confirm it is the case!
My favorite on the menu: the avocado toast is amazing!
Gluten free options.
Address: 10 Rue Chapon, 75003 Paris
Opening hours: Tue-Fri: 9:00 – 17:30 / Sat: 10:00 – 17:30 / Sun: 10:30 – 17:00
Maison Nomade is more than a restaurant, it’s a whole concept dedicated to healthy food and well-being! Here you can not only eat from breakfast to lunch, but they are also promoting yoga classes and alternative medicines. I like the food here of course but also the fact the place is very bright, peaceful and cozy. I never had to queue to seat here so far.
What can you eat? For breakfast: smoothie and granola bowls, pancakes, toasts and eggs. For lunch: bowls with vegetables, vegan burger and Mexican tortilla. They have desserts too: cakes, cookies, energy balls and smoothies, juices and even wine to drink.
My favorite on the menu: I just love their cookies and cakes, and their colorful lattes!
Vegan + Gluten free options.
Address: 140 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris – Area: Gare de l’est
Opening hours: Mon: 9:00-19:30 / Tues to Fri: 8:30-19:30 / Weekends: 10:00-18:00
Oni Coffee Shop
Oni Coffee Shop is very trendy with its neo-industrial style! A full brunch formula is available in the weekend, but you can also go there for breakfast during the week. They serve specialty coffee and homemade pastries, cakes and waffles and other savory options.
The brunch in the weekend is composed of bread and jam, a hot drink, a cold drink, a savory dish, sweet pancakes and a bowl (muesli or smoothie) for only 22 €. You can get it from 11:00 to 15:00.
My secret tip: you will enjoy the terrace when the days are warm and sunny!
My favorite on the menu: the waffle is one of their signature dishes!
Address: 10 Boulevard Saint-Martin 75010 Paris – Area: République
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 – 19:00 (closed on Monday)
Wild and the Moon
If you like healthy food and taking care of the planet, Wild and the Moon is for you! Their products are completely plant-based, hormone-free and cruelty-free. The ingredients are organic, local, ethically sourced and pure. If all of this didn’t convince you yet it’s because I forgot to mention that the food is goooood!!!
You can go there for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Here you choose à la carte: for drinks you will find cold pressed juices, smoothies, vitality shots or lattes, for food they have smoothie bowls or chia puddings for breakfast super bowls and hot dishes for lunch, desserts and snacks.
Be aware that you might have to queue if you go at rush hour especially if you go to their original first cafe rue Charlot, but the concept is so appreciated that they opened many places in Paris so you can find less busy ones.
My favorite on the menu: my recommendation is to try one of their numerous amazing smoothie bowls, there must be at least one that you will love!
Vegan + Gluten free + Dairy free.
- Historical address 55 rue Charlot, 75003 Paris – Area: Le Marais
- 25 rue des Gravilliers, 75003 – Corner – Area: Le Marais
- 19 Place du Marché Saint-Honoré, 75001 – Area: Tuileries, Place Vendome
- 138 rue Amelot, 75011 – Area: Canal St Martin
- Fondation Lafayette Anticipations 9 rue du Plâtre, 75004 Paris – Area: Le Marais
Opening hours: Wild and the Moon Charlot weekdays 8:00-22:00 / weekends 9:00-22:00
Ob-La-Di is a small and cute coffee shop that serves breakfast, pastries and lunch all day. I was pleasantly surprised with the extremely good quality and taste of the food I had there for brunch! If you are vegan, you will be happy to know that they bake vegan pastries.
The cafe is very small so it might be hard to get a a table. But the staff is super kind and the food is so fantastic that you will be happy even if you had to wait a bit!
Favorite on the menu: the granola bowl is amazing, and you have to try the avocado toast!
Vegan + Gluten free options.
Address: 54, rue de Saintonge 75003 Paris – Area: Republique
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:00-17:00 / Sat-Sun 9:00-18:00
Simone Lemon is a restaurant of the 9th arrondissement near Opera with an innovative zero-waste concept. They use the “ugly” (imperfect) but otherwise perfectly edible fruits and vegetables to cook their delicious recipes!
Their week-end brunch formula costs only 27€ and offers an unlimited buffet with healthy salads, tasty dishes with meat and potatoes and yummy desserts + an homemade juice and a hot drink.
I would recommend you book it in advance: they have 3 services, one from 11:30 to 13:30, the second one from 13:30 to 15:30 and the last one at 15:30 (only on Saturday and Sunday).
You can come here during the week for lunch, the buffet formula is different: you pay depending on the weight of your food. The price is 2,80€/ 100 grams, whatever you are taking!
My favorite on the menu: I loved the food there and I kept on coming back to the dessert buffet! All the options were delicious!
Vegan + Gluten free options.
Address: 30 Rue le Peletier, 75009 Paris, Tel +33 1 48 00 97 50 – Area: Opera
Weekdays: 11:45-14:45 / Sat: 11:30-16:00/ Sun: 11:30-17:00
Loulou Friendly Diner
Situated in the center of the Latin Quarter, Loulou is an Australian inspired café and restaurant. You can choose à la carte: acai bowl, French toast, avocado toast and eggs, but also salads, burgers, dishes and desserts if you are still hungry! They also have amazing homemade cold pressed juices and coffee from ‘Les Ateliers Coutume’.
Thanks to their deco full of plants and their cheerful vibes, you will feel good here even if it’s raining outside!
My favorite on the menu: I like to come here for the cheesecake and the hot ginger lemon, the perfect drink to boost your energy level!
Vegan + Gluten free options.
Address: 90 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75005 Paris
Opening hours: Weekdays 8:00-22:30 – Saturday 9:00-23:30 – Sunday 9:00-22:30
I hope you will get the opportunity to try some of those best brunch and breakfast in Paris! This city is a foodie heaven and for sure those places are memorable! If you want other ideas, take a look at those foodie article:
- The Best Coffee Shops in Paris
- Best Places to enjoy a Dessert in Paris
- The Best Chocolates in Paris
- Vegan and Gluten Free Restaurants in Paris
If you need travel guides for Paris, check those ones:
Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about Paris!