Despite not being native to Paris, brunch is now nothing short of a local institution in the City of Light. And, just like the city itself, the brunch offerings in Paris are varied, ranging from French classics to American-inspired fare and so much more. Sit back, relax, and get ready to enjoy some of the best brunch in Paris — we’ll show you exactly where to go. Get ready to dig into the best brunch in Paris. Here are five of our favorite spots.

Paris cityscape with the Eiffel Tower in the distance


Where to Find the Best Brunch in Paris

Get ready to dig into the best brunch spots in Paris, France. Here are five of our favorite places.

Note: We’ve done our best to ensure that the following information is accurate and up to date. However, keep in mind that many establishments may modify their opening hours and availability unexpectedly. Please check each restaurant’s website before you go for the most current information.


Holybelly: A Popular Paris Brunch Destination

Looking for a popular, trendy, busy, loud, vibrant, cool brunch spot? Look no furhter than Holybelly. It’s the type of place you want to keep a secret, but everyone already is well aware that Holybelly is the place to be for brunch. Serving up classics liked eggs, smoked bacon, sausage, and of course pancakes! Yes, pancakes are a brunch staple – even in Paris. The food is excellent, the vibes are impeccable, and you can bring your pet, what more do you need for brunch?

When to go: Breakfast and lunch are served all day starting at 9am.


Pancakes in Paris


Buvette Gastrotheque: A Jazzy Parisian Bistro

The charming 9th arrondissement boasts a pretty respectable list of icons — Pigalle, the Moulin Rouge, and Montmartre, just to name a few. But when it comes to brunch, no place beats Buvette Gastrotheque.

Buvette’s commitment to quality makes it one of our favorite Pigelle restaurants. This small but adorable spot serves up small plates you’ll be dreaming about long after you’ve taken the last bite. Each of their dishes — such as the cheesy croque monsieur, buttery scones with orange marmalade, or french toast soaked in custard cream — reflect a commitment to traditional European cooking, no matter how modern they seem.

When to go: Buvette opens at 10am. The kitchen is operational during all opening hours (keep in mind they do close for a few hours in the afternoon on weekends).


Fragments: A Trendy, Cozy Hipster Coffee Shop

No matter where you are in the world, avocado toast is always a great idea. Everybody loves it, but we’re willing to bet you’ve never had it the way they do it at Fragments. Picture two gigantic slices of crusty bread covered with a magical avocado spread and topped with perfectly poached eggs. At this idyllic little cafe, you can enjoy it with a view of the quaint little garden out back.

Got more of a sweet tooth? They’ve got you covered as well — the seasonal granola is seriously life-changing.

When to go: Fragments opens at 8am on weekdays, and 10am on weekends.


Avocado Toast


Coffee Parisien: Old-school American Vibes

With the red sofas, juke box, and griddle scent wafting out of the kitchen, you might think you’re brunching in 1950s Manhattan. Despite the name, Coffee Parisien brings a decidedly American vibe to the Paris brunch scene in the form of all the stateside specialties you could want. We’re talking chicken and waffles, steak and eggs, and plenty of pancakes to boot. The vibe here is just as international as you’d expect, as Parisians and visitors from all corners of the world crowd in every weekend to enjoy the home-cooked goodness.

When to go: Coffee Parisien is open from noon until midnight with continuous service all day long.

Maison Sauvage: An urban jungle

The floral accents and wild plants might look like something off of a film set, but all the credit for the colorful, glam setting goes to Maison Sauvage itself. Located right on the Instagram-worthy rue de Buci, the atmosphere here couldn’t be more charming. Order off the a la carte menu, or go with the preset brunch option for €25.

Everything at Maison Sauvage is fresh, healthy, and filling enough to power you through a day of sightseeing. Just be sure to call ahead and reserve beforehand — this little space is popular and fills up fast, after all it is one of the chicest spots for brunch in Paris.

When to go: Maison Sauvage offers brunch on weekends. They open at 7am.


Two croissants on a silver tray


Don’t Miss These Paris Food Tours

When it comes to Paris, culture is everywhere. In its architecture, its art, its people, and of course its food. So after deciding what you are doing for your Parisian brunch, save some room to check out a Paris Food Tour that is sure to be a culinary delight.

First up, the Paris Pastry and Chocolate Tour! On this delicious adventure, experience the incredibly rich history and traditions of the Parisian pastry scene. You’ll get to explore lesser-known parts of the area and enjoy irresistible treats that have been perfected over generations. Enjoy a freshly baked croissant at a traditional boulangerie, discover the extensive chocolate-making process at a unique bean-to-bar shop, and try France’s best-selling dessert that you’ve never heard of. You’ll definitely satisfy your sweet-tooth on this mouthwatering tour.

Lastly, try the Montmartre Like a Local: Paris Food Tour. Tour with a local who will take you around some of the area’s delicious and delightful family-run restaurants. Get ready to enjoy 10 food and 2 drink tastings across Montmartre, which is home to the only vineyard in Paris. You’ll sip handpicked organic wines, taste delightful award winning pastries, and experience a favorite local bistro where you’ll learn how to do lunch the French way!

Whatever you decide to do while in Paris, your sure to have the time of your life. Bonjour and safe travels!


Original publish date: April 25, 2019