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The best brunches in Paris • International brunches

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37m2 - DR / © Robin Bucher 


37m2 - DR / © Robin Bucher 


37m2 - DR / © Robin Bucher 


Bululù Arepera - © Time Out / AW

© Time Out / AW

Bululù Arepera - © Time Out / AW


Kinugawa - DR / © Francis Amiand


Liza - DR / © Liza


Liza - DR / © Liza

DR / © Miss Kô

Miss Kô - DR / © Miss Kô


Le Nolita - DR / © Joël Peyrou


Le Nolita - DR / © Joël Peyrou

Le 37 m2

In 2010 Aurélien Jegou (an actor and director) and Costya Chen (a painter) embarked on a culinary adventure with Taiwanese pastry chef Yi Lin Leballeur, who had previously worked with Guy Savoy. Today, Le 37 m2 boasts a loyal customer base and excellent press reviews. But despite the restaurant’s growing reputation and a rather modest space, you won’t have to endure a half-hour queue to enjoy the exceptional Franco-Taiwanese brunch. The décor is smart and airy, and complements the food – starting with an unsalted bun served piping hot with homemade jams (blackberry, raspberry, mango)...

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Rose Bakery

This English-themed café run by a Franco-British couple stands out for the quality of its ingredients – organic or from small producers – as well as the too-good-to-be-true puddings: carrot cake, sticky toffee pudding and, in winter, a chocolate-chestnut tart. The DIY salad plate is crunchily satisfying, but the thin-crusted pizzettes, daily soups and occasional risottos are equally good choices. Don't expect much beyond scones in the morning except at weekends, when brunch is served to a packed-out house. The dining room is minimalist but welcoming...

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Twinkie Breakfasts

What would happen if a restaurant dedicated itself to brunch, serving it all day, every day of the week? That’s the genius idea behind Twinkie Breakfasts – a New York loft-style restaurant with stone walls and tiling reminiscent of the metro or of Scandinavian furniture. You can choose between several menus including French (the least expensive), American (though there’s not a pancake in sight), English, Greek, Scandinavian (poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and smoked salmon). The preparation and presentation are simple, but the products are high quality (organic eggs, fresh fruit juices)....

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2nd arrondissement


Liza Soughayar's restaurant showcases the style and superb food of contemporary Beirut. Lentil, fried onion and orange salad is delicious, as are the kebbe (minced seasoned raw lamb) and grilled halloumi cheese with home-made apricot preserve. Main courses such as minced lamb with coriander-spiced spinach and rice are light, flavoursome and well presented. Try one of the excellent Lebanese wines to accompany your meal, and finish with the halva ice-cream with carob molasses.For brunch, coffees, teas and fruit juices are served with dishes such as hummus, tabbouleh, baba ghanoush or the arabieh salata...

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2nd arrondissement


A seriously swanky address facing the Champs-Elysées complete with an Eiffel Tower view - NoLita restaurant goes full throttle for its upscale status. Fiat has lavished cash on its new Motor Village, installing this ultra-contemporary fine dining Italian restaurant on the second floor to keep visitors close. It works. Chic black and white interiors with big, beautiful curves give NoLita a trendy minimalist atmosphere favoured by a fashion crowd. Alain Ducasse-trained chef Vittorio Beltramelli works with beautiful regional produce, impressing with classics like Sicilian suckling pig and more unusual dishes like Martini and shrimp risotto...

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Run by a friendly young couple, Jade and David Koff, in a street that winds between the Trois Frères and the Abbesses, Koff is a lovely New York style deli. It's been entirely renovated from its previous incarnation as Living B’art, with an elegant DIY décor – even the pictures on the walls are the work of the owner, artist Resnik. It creates a cosy atmosphere that’s the ideal setting for the menu's bagels, burgers, Ashkenazi specialties and Russian dishes. Koff attracts the Montmartre set with its hearty brunch for €21 including coffee or tea, orange juice, muffins, scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage and smoked salmon...

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Breakfast in America

Even in Paris, the city of haute cuisine and knock-your-socks-off Brasserie fare, there comes a time when nothing but bacon, fried eggs, juicy burgers and fluffy pancakes drizzled in maple syrup will do. For those moments, Breakfast in America (known lovingly amongst regulars as B.I.A) offers bona fide American diner surroundings, all-day breakfasts and artery clogging delights like sticky pecan pie, washed down with bottomless mugs o’ Joe.  Needless to say it’s a hit with the brunch crowd who come in droves so large they queue up outside, rain or shine...

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5th arrondissement