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There’s all manner of delicious ways to start the day in Paris. Years of bad coffee and limp pancakes are now firmly in the past, and if you’re willing to drop up to €20 on the first meal of the day, it’s never been easier to find an exquisite flat white and syrup-drenched short stack.
The French capital has embraced Anglo breakfast culture with abandon, led by a clutch of pioneering roasteries and patisseries. Even classic Parisian breakfasts are getting a makeover. The finest tartines now comprise artisanal sourdough and obligatory organic Normandy butter, while chia seed bowls and smoothies are as ubiquitous here as they are in New York or London.
The most traditional petit déj remains a pain au chocolat still warm from the boulangerie oven, but frankly, sometimes we fancy something a little more substantial for breakfast. Looking to go big at the weekend? We’ve picked the best blowout brunches, too.
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