Nine of the Best Breakfast Spots in Paris

Wed, 20 November 2019
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Parisian breakfasts have evolved beyond a croissant and a café au lait. Here are nine great spots at which to fuel up for a day of exploring.

Croissants, coffee and the City of Light’s best cafés to kickstart your day


This Melbourne-style café serves up some of the best breakfasts in Paris – we’re mad for its black-rice porridge garnished with fromage blanc and seasonal fruit. Wash down with coffee, which comes from top-notch local roaster, Belleville Brûlerie.

Café Charlot

A succinct menu is welcomed in the early hours of the day and Café Charlot hits on all the classics. Head here after a stroll around Le Marché des Enfants Rouges – even on a Sunday. Go a little later to nab the set brunch menu, which is served on a tray. Expect freshly squeezed orange juice, pain perdu (French toast), scrambled eggs, fruit salad and fromage blanc.

Season Paris

Season’s XXL breakfast menu will leave you spoilt for choice, with multiple types of granola and tartines available, alongside less Parisian offerings including açai bowls and Instagrammable green pancakes. The chic, minimalist interiors are rather delicious too.

  • +33 9 67 17 52 97
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  • 1 Rue Charles-François Dupuis

Frenchie to Go

Serving fast food with a French twist, Frenchie to Go makes everything in-house. Drop by before 11.30am for an American-style breakfast – try its cultish bacon sandwich served on English muffins (add an egg or cheddar cheese if you fancy) or grab a bag of maple-syrup-and-bacon scones and a couple of sticky buns for the office.


A restaurant and grocery shop dedicated to the most important meal of the day, Claus is open seven days a week (a rarity in Paris), and serves as blended menu influenced by Nordic, British, American and French cooking. Order the combo of eggs (topped with crispy bacon), a pastry and juice.

Wild & the Moon

With a menu formulated by vegan nutritionists, Wild & the Moon is the health-centric restaurant worthy of a trip to Le Marais. While the menu is dominated by juices and tonics – try the blue algae smoothie or the charcoal latte – its flavourful grain bowls and raw desserts go down just as easy. Stock up on the café’s “wild” bars for your travels.

Café Méricourt

With a menu to rival sister eatery Café Oberkampf, Guy Griffin’s Café Méricourt is a firm favourite among French foodies. Order the breakfast roll with egg, bacon and chili jam or its trademark shakshuka.

Café Antonia, Le Bristol

Inhale croissants beneath crystal chandeliers at this popular posting in the elegant 8th arrondissement. Perfect for a morning tête-à-tête, the chic Café Antonia serves a classic à la carte menu, which lists fresh-cut fruits, decadent pastries and eggs made to order among other culinary delights.

  • +33 1 53 43 43 42
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  • 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

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