These Brunches are SO Paris (updated for 2023)

While le ~brunch~  has only hit Paris morning food scene quite recently,we have curated the places that have nailed the egg, waffle, and — ouais — bacon combination. And whether your goal is to get toasted off mimosas or enjoy a stacked piece of avocado toast, these Parisian brunch spots will show you the love you have been google for. A gentle warning for those going ‘off-script’ — in Paris, ‘brunch’ often means an all-you-can-eat cake and pastries table.…and, let’s be honest, that’s NOT what you have in mind when you get the pancakes-and-eggs tinglings. But, that’s how the Frenches do it, so keep in mind to seek out les foreigners for scratching that bacon itch…


Right there in the mid­dle of the packed with oh-so-many restau­rants, brunch places, cafés, bars, cock­tail bars and oth­er places Le Marais neigh­bor­hood, Foufou comes in with a firm belief they can… Do it all. This place will be there for you if you need an ear­ly break­fast, an apéro time glass of wine or a late night din­ner accom­pa­nied with some live music, if you’re lucky like that. Our choice is their brunch time menu how­ev­er, which they filled safe­ly, yet sure­ly with avo­ca­do toasts, gra­nolas and small sweet treats. No mat­ter what time of the day you hap­pen to stum­ble upon here, you won’t be disappointed.

ADDRESS: 55 Rue de Bre­tagne (3rd arr.)

MÉTRO: Filles du Cal­vaire (line 8)



HOW TO BOOK: online

DEETS: new kid in town, all day long, clas­sic with a twist, le Marais

INSTAGRAM: @foufoumarais


Locat­ed in the styl­ish 4‑star hotel bear­ing the same name, Sook­ie is a styl­ish new kid on the block that pro­vides a touch of calm in the storm that is Le Marais quar­ter. (it can get crowd­ed, but for good rea­son…) They fixed-price brunch will give you every­thing you want (and some more), with their vari­ety of eggs, pan­cakes and pas­tries. They also keep it healthy by mak­ing sure you eat.your.fruits. It’s also a great expe­ri­ence if you want to feel that ~lazy luxe(-ish) hotel vibe~, yet with­out spend­ing too much (or even not much at all). Be advised that they pri­or­i­tize hotel guests for tables but you can always decamp to Cafe Char­lot in that case. 

ADDRESS: 2 Bis Rue Com­mines (3rd arr.)

MÉTRO: Saint-Sébastien — Frois­sart (line 8)



HOW TO BOOK: online

DEETS: le Marais, luxe hotel vibe, Parisian vibe, mix­ing classy and trendy

INSTAGRAM: @hotelsookie



Is the win­ter cold and rain mak­ing you just a itty tiny bit hangry? Well, wor­ry not, as it’s always sun­ny in KafKaf, a place with Moroc­can-style brunch. Expect the unex­pect­ed — avo toast with smoked pep­per hum­mus, grilled cheese with cumin, as well as pistachio…everything. They also have bomb AF cof­fee and a vari­ety of oth­er drinks (laven­der matcha lat­te? Oui…). Per­fect for that insta­gram pho­to as well as the sense of dépayse­ment right in the mid­dle of the city.  Not ~com­plet­ly~ feel­ing the vibe? This place is a part of the Hun­gry Fam­i­ly brunch vir­tu­osi, so they have two more loca­tions with Cali- or Bali-styled brunch as well.

ADDRESS: 7 Rue Keller (11th arr.)

MÉTRO: Ledru Rollin (line 8), Voltaire (line 9), Bréguet-Sabin (line 5)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Bastille / Arse­nal / Roquette


HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

DEETS: 11th arrondisse­ment, brunch with a twist, best grilled cheese in Paris, great cof­fee, sun­shine on a cloudy day



Brasserie Molitor

Begin­ning as a pub­lic pool in the 20’s, aban­doned and left for graf­fi­ti artists to use as their can­vas in the late 80’s, the Moli­tor Hotel is a his­tor­i­cal build­ing that still show­cas­es its his­to­ry of art to this day. If that still doesn’t con­vince you, the Moli­tor hotel is home to the largest hotel spa in Europe and offers beau­ti­ful rooms with ter­race views attached. But if you don’t fan­cy stay­ing at the hotel itself, you can always enjoy their pic­turesque buf­fet-style Sun­day brunch, full of not only deli­cious French food, but amaz­ing views as well. 

ADDRESS: 13 Rue Nungess­er et Coli (16th arr.)

MÉTRO: Porte d’Auteuil (line 10) or Exel­mans (line 9)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Bois de Boulogne 

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 6 64 40 77 79

DEETS: vin­tage, 70’s, art, gar­den, pool, nature, art-deco, styl­ish, chic, historical

INSTAGRAM: @molitorparis

Jardin de l’Hôtel Particulier

Don’t get lost in the seman­tics: a hôtel par­ti­c­uli­er is a word for an old French town­house. The Hôtel Par­ti­c­uli­er Mont­martre is the small­est, most pri­vate hotel in Paris (which does not stop them from being sub­tly luxe), with an even small­er and more pri­vate garden/bar/killer brunch spot. Like the venue itself, a brunch at the Hôtel Par­ti­c­uli­er is com­pact and classy; hot bev­er­ages, a bread bas­ket, three cours­es of fan­cy dish­es rang­ing from savory to sweet, and great, neo-bistrot-type cook­ing. It’s the real deal in a gor­geous set­ting that just hap­pens to be a stone’s throw from Sacré Cœur. It’s also only avail­able through reser­va­tion, so best get on that.

ADDRESS: 23 Avenue Junot Pavil­lon D (18th arr.)

MÉTRO: Lamar­ck-Caulain­court (line 12)


PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 53 41 81 40

DEETS: hotel restau­rant, terrace

INSTAGRAM: @hotelparticuliermontmartre


If you walk into Wan­der­lust for brunch one Sun­day morn­ing with an extreme case of déjà vu, it’s prob­a­bly because you par­tied there the night before. Wan­der­lust is a night­club with a pret­ty impres­sive string-light adorned, giant-green-tube graced ter­race that moon­lights (day­lights?) as a brunch spot on the side. Gor­geous­ly parked right on the Seine, Wanderlust’s offer­ings lean toward sim­ple and healthy; avo­ca­do toast, “healthy” baked goods (I’ll take it), and sim­i­lar ilk. Real­ly, it’s all about the phe­nom­e­nal set­ting and col­lect­ing any­thing you lost the night before. Brunch on the water — why not?

ADDRESS: 32 Quai d’Auster­litz (13th arr.)

MÉTRO: Paris Auster­litz (lines 5, 10)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Berge de Seine


HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 6 87 39 43 55

DEETS: ter­race, water bunk, brunch spot

INSTAGRAM: @wanderlustparis

Brasserie Auteuil

The Brasserie Auteuil might just be the vaca­tion from your vaca­tion. Trendy, spa­cious, gor­geous, and sun­ny, Brasserie Auteuil is an Ital­ian restau­rant with an idyl­lic, ivy-entan­gled rooftop ter­race (and a bright, open down­stairs din­ing room that also looks nice) that tru­ly trans­ports you miles away from the busy city. The food is clas­sic, tasty Ital­ian fare; bur­ra­ta, pas­ta, piz­za, beef, a selec­tion of Ital­ian desserts and sor­bets, and a size­able drink list from a size­able bar. Get­ting a seat in the restau­rant is easy enough, but to enjoy an after­noon on the ter­race, you must, like all well-exe­cut­ed vaca­tions, book well in advance, if pos­si­ble. If it’s not pos­si­ble, the place is mas­sive so that line WILL move…

ADDRESS: 78 Rue d’Au­teuil (16th arr.)

MÉTRO: Porte d’Au­teuil (line 10)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Bois de Boulogne


HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 40 71 11 90

DEETS: Ital­ian

INSTAGRAM: @auteuilbrasserie

La Bellevilloise

Two words: Jazz Brunch. The venue: a mul­ti­pur­pose cul­tur­al cen­ter found­ed in the mid 19th-cen­tu­ry that moon­lights as just about every­thing includ­ing a restau­rant and con­cert venue. The look: kooky and kin­da punk… There are mis­match­ing chairs, gym-style hard­wood floors, a mas­sive sky­light that tricks you into think­ing you’re eat­ing out­side, and some­how it’s all cohe­sive and homey. The offer­ings: a buf­fet of crêpes, pan­cakes, pas­tries, fruit, fruit tarts, choco­late mousse, cheese, eggs, bacon, chick­en, quiche, French fries, you get the nev­er-end­ing point. The price: 30€ a pop for break­fast and a show. The jazz: jazzy. Worth: it.

ADDRESS: 19–21 Rue Boy­er (20th arr.)

MÉTRO: Gam­bet­ta (line 3)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Ménil­montant / Jourdain


HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 46 36 07 07

DEETS: jazz brunch

INSTAGRAM: @labellevilloise

The Hood

And we’ve found it, folks. The most hip­ster place for the most hip­ster meal (not that there’s any­thing wrong with that, embrace the deli­cious trendi­ness). Part Brook­lyn cof­fee house, part Asian can­teen, all style, and very cheap, The Hood blends cul­tures about as well as it blends cof­fee (very much so). In addi­tion to offer­ing a junk­yard-chic décor of old signs and old­er instru­ments ask­ing to be picked up and played (feel free), The Hood offers deli­cious Asian street food cour­tesy of their tal­ent­ed French-Viet­namese chef. Open sev­en days a week, they serve every­thing from Viet­namese fried chick­en and banh-mis to kim­chi and sweets. And of course, there’s plen­ty of cof­fee with gluten free and veg­an options as well. The green pan­dan cake, yo. It’s a must…

ADDRESS: 80 Rue Jean-Pierre Tim­baud (11th arr.)

MÉTRO: Couronnes (line 2)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Oberkampf / Folie-Méricourt


HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 7 80 97 54 38

DEETS: cof­fee house, Asian can­teen, gluten free options, veg­an options

INSTAGRAM: @thehoodparis

Monsieur Bleu at Palais de Tokyo

Ok, this place has every­thing: Style. Cul­ture. A view of the Eif­fel Tow­er. Brunch. Locat­ed in the Palais de Tokyo, the largest con­tem­po­rary art muse­um in Europe, Mon­sieur Bleu embraces its art déco past with a strik­ing olive din­ing room and high vault­ed ceil­ings. It’s chic, it’s cos­mopoli­tan, and if it’s not up to your brunch stan­dard (some­how), they also have a ter­race right along the riv­er with, you guessed it, a view of the Eif­fel Tow­er (and oth­er pret­ty things in that vicin­i­ty). Muse­um cafés, no mat­ter the classi­ness, are noto­ri­ous­ly expen­sive and Mon­sieur Bleu is no excep­tion. How­ev­er, they do offer a great selec­tion of sal­ads, eggs, tarts, desserts, and gaz­pa­cho that, con­sid­er­ing the fan­cy ingre­di­ents like bour­bon vanil­la and truf­fle, are actu­al­ly kind of rea­son­able (you’re pay­ing for the view, okay? I don’t make the rules. Worth it tho).

ADDRESS: 20 Avenue de New York (16th arr.)

MÉTRO: Iéna (line 9)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Chail­lot / Trocadéro

PRICE: €€€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 47 20 90 47

DEETS: arts cen­ter, 16th arrondissement

Holybelly 5

OUI, this is Holy­bel­ly 5. THE Holy bel­ly. Don’t be that tourist and ask for a crois­sant here, because the serv­er will look at you with dis­dain in their eyes and tell you point-blank non (true sto­ry). This is a hearty break­fast place — think Amer­i­can din­er but much less grub­by, with meals that won’t leave that greasy-pit-in-your-stom­ach feel­ing. The pan­cakes are on point, and the added bacon and maple syrup kick off that ‘brunch‑y’ feel. Remem­ber, this is a ~trendy~ place, so it comes com­plete with some chia pud­ding infused with car­damom, house­made gra­nola, and Flat ‘Wal­ter’ Whites (if you don’t get it, then I don’t know how to explain it to you). Try the hot sauce, because, gosh darn it, it’s good despite being made in France (the French have many qual­i­ties, but their intake of spice isn’t one of them). There are gluten-free and veg­an options, and make sure to come ear­ly because the line for week­end brunch is insane. Go dur­ing the week, or use the Skeep­it app to vir­tu­al­ly queue.

ADDRESS: 5 Rue Lucien Sam­paix (10th arr.)

MÉTRO: Jacques Bon­ser­gent (line 5), Château d’Eau (line 4)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Canal St. Martin


HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 1 82 28 00 80

DEETS: brunch, 10th arrondissement

INSTAGRAM: @holybellycafe

Cafe Méricourt

You’ll often see a cast iron pan pass­ing by filled to the brim with a sauce made of toma­toes, pep­pers, haris­sa, and two poached eggs nes­tled snug­gly on top. You know you’re going to order it once the aro­ma caress­es you, but no need to awk­ward­ly ask your neigh­bor­ing din­er what it is because we’ll tell you—it’s chak­chou­ka, one of Cafe Méri­court’s spe­cial­ties. Anoth­er sig­na­ture is their green eggs and feta (they total­ly failed to cap­i­tal­ize on puns here), which can all be washed down with their great cof­fee. Like many places in Paris, it’s tiny, so go ear­ly or dur­ing the week. If you’re a brunch puri­tan adamant, con­vinced that it’s only meant for the week­ends, then use the Skeep­it app for vir­tu­al queu­ing. Friend­ly advice: don’t come here nurs­ing a Fri­day night hang­over, the unre­lent­ing white decor will not help your headache.

ADDRESS: 22 Rue de la Folie Méri­court (11th arr.)

MÉTRO: Oberkampf (lines 5, 9), Saint-Ambroise (line 9), Richard Lenoir (line 5)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Oberkampf / Folie-Méricourt


HOW TO BOOK: online

DEETS: 11th arrondisse­ment

INSTAGRAM: @cafemericourt



This place was opened by an Insta­gram influ­encer (some of the most cringe words strung togeth­er in the Eng­lish lan­guage but keep read­ing) who scout­ed the best brunch­es in Paris after get­ting a taste of them while liv­ing in Australia—so you know it’s got­ta be legit after all her years of *ahem* ‘sci­en­tif­ic’ research.  And eat­ing her way through thou­sands of brunch­es, have result­ed in your brunch ‘must-have’s’ like avo­ca­do toast, waf­fles, and french toast. It’s a bit too pret­ty (I like my brunch­es a lit­tle more…messy) so if look­ing for a brunch that’s super Insta­gram­ma­ble, then this is your place. Plus, it’s main loca­tion is oppo­site Holly­bel­ly 5, so if there’s a queue there, cross the street to here. But most prob­a­bly there’ll be a line here too. They also opened a spot near Place Vendôme.

ADDRESS: 8 Rue Lucien Sam­paix (10th arr.) / 23 Rue Danielle Casano­va (1st arr.)

MÉTRO: Jacques Bon­ser­gent (line 5), Château d’Eau (line 4) (for the Republique loca­tion), or Opera, Madeleine, or Pyra­mides for the Place Ven­dome spot…

NEIGHBORHOOD: République or Place Vendôme


HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions, use the Skeep­it app to get in line…before you get there

DEETS: 10th arrondisse­ment,  1st arrondisse­ment

INSTAGRAM: @immersionparis 


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