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The 13 best brunches in Paris

Brunch time, baby! The best brunch spots in Paris can sort you out for pâtisserie, shakshuka, pancakes and more

Written by
Houssine Bouchama
Tina Meyer
Antoine Besse

You know it as well as we do: if you’re looking to live out your Emily in Paris main character dreams, you have to get brunch in Paris. And it’s every part as fabulous as you can imagine; eggs, smoked salmon, avocado, delicious coffee and sweet granola bowls. 

You’re never short of options in Paris, but we’re here to help you avoid the gimmicky spots and the tourist traps (and save a bit of dough in the process). The Time Out Paris team have been sampling brunch spots in the city for so long, they can spot a good egg from a mile away, and all their favourites are right here. Here are the best brunches in Paris. 

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Brunch spots in Paris

© Aube

1. Aube

This bright bistro on the rue de la Main-d'Or has something of a cult following, and for good reason. Currently Aube only serves brunch on the weekends, but the team are hoping to extend it to weekdays soon enough. Its menu is fresh, largely vegetarian dishes: chicken-free Caesar salad, almond and garlic gazpacho, homemade granola, and filter coffee from Mick's. Our favourite brunch spot in the city.

  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • 10e arrondissement

High five for HB5! This spacious spot has 100 seats for hungry guests, and plenty of light thanks to its magnificent glass roof. 
Don't miss the Sweet Stack (€13.50), a trio of pancakes with seasonal fruit, cream, roasted hazelnuts and organic maple syrup. Or the eggs (fried, fried or scrambled), served with smoked bacon, organic rustic bread and Lescure butter. 


3. Boulom

Boulom is a three-in-one spot: a restaurant, bakery and yes, a hidden cocktail bar. The brainchild of Julien Duboué, this large, bright room boasts a monumental buffet, surrounded by long tables under a cheerful green ceiling. Head to the all-you-can-eat buffet at weekends – it's €49, but it's bloody worth it. We're talking black pudding terrine, eggs and mimosas, all like you've never seen them before. Oh, and look out for the dessert stand.

Gramme 3
Gramme 3

4. Gramme 3

With its cream-coloured interiors, vintage decor and entirely home-cooked dishes made from well-sourced and good-quality ingredients, Gramme 3 is something special. Go à la carte with an array of carrot cakes, cookies, chocolate cakes and scones, and try the super ‘banh mi dog’ (€12.50), a twist on the Vietnamese snack,with meat from Châteauneuf, pickled vegetables from Halles Trottemant, green mayo with coriander, all tucked into a soft hot dog bun from Petit Grain. There's also artisanal juices (€3.50-5), good filter coffee (€3.50) and teas from Kodama (€4.50).


What’s the deal? Get whisked away to Tel Aviv with moreish vegetarian mezze and brunch served daily. Happily, coffee’s from the Brûlerie de Belleville, and food ranges from salads and shakshuka to pancakes and poached eggs – all, we can confirm, are very delicious.

What should I order? The shakshuka, the granola or the ricotta pancake (€7-€10.50). To drink, the date, banana and pistachio halva juice.

Where? 39 Quai de Valmy, 10th


6. Echo

Echo is known for its brilliant à la carte brunch with impressive gluten and dairy-free options. From scrambled eggs on chunky toasted brioche to multi-grain pancakes served with seasonal fruits, the menu brims with moreish L.A.-style dishes done right. We like the oozing, indulgent Caramelised Grilled Cheese and the gluten-free pancakes. 

Café Mirabelle

7. Café Mirabelle

If you don’t know your Alsatian cuisine, now’s your chance. Café Mirabelle’s weekend brunch (€29) is, frankly, enormous, and includes your only-to-be-expected fresh juice and granola, alongside more unusual choices like scrambled eggs with pork jowl, fig pavlova and a plum Bettelman bread pudding.


Bob's Bake Shop
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Restaurants
  • American
  • La Chapelle
  • price 2 of 4

In Anglophone countries, patisseries mean France. Here, for once, the reverse is true. Following on from the wildly popular Bob's Kitchen and Bob's Cold Press, Bob's Bake Shop extends the winning formula to baked goods, and bagels in particular. The (excellent) coffee may be locally produced, but the shop channels the same yuppified American vibe as its sister venues. Everything, from the the scrumptious pies to the bagels themselves, is baked onsite, and served with the freshest veggie ingredients. As always, quality comes with a price, and with bagels clocking in at €8 and fruit juices at €5 your wallet will take a harder hit than your stomach. If you want to get your money's worth, repair to one of the large wooden tables outside and take your time watching the crowds go by on the Rue Nathalie Sarraute.

Le Hasard Ludique
  • Things to do
  • 18e arrondissement

One of the most exciting places in Paris is finally being unveiled after a five-year construction. The former Saint-Ouen train station built in 1889 and renovated by three young Parisians, le Hasard Ludique is set to liven evenings in the distant and calm area of Paris, between Porte de Saint-Ouen and Guy Môquet metro, with its artistic and collaborative spirit.

This place is an original set-up from start to finish. Beginning as a collaborative crowd-funding project, Le Hasard Ludique has seen 1,200 'builders' and volunteers helping with each stage of the construction and their know-how to create a yearly super-festival. The result is a real hybrid, featuring a restaurant, 300-seat concert hall, and a practising collective workshop. All in all, the perfect place to spend spring and summer.

  • Restaurants
  • Brasseries
  • 7e arrondissement
  • price 3 of 4

This one’s a buffet, and your best shout if you’re after luxurious blowout in an upscale art deco brasserie. The food’s great. And the setting’s a bonus: expect stylish green lamps and mirrors lining the walls, plus lots and lots of red velvet. Order as much as your stomach can handle: go for the buffet and sample all kinds of ham, smoked salmon, eggs and Maison Thoumieux pâtisserie. 

  • Restaurants
  • Cafés
  • Saint-Ambroise
  • price 2 of 4

Come here for huge portions of British and Mediterranean-inspired food – everything from bacon rolls to shakshuka. You can go away full, very satisfied, and no doubt desperate to return, for around €20. Our tip? Order the classic shakshuka with tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, spices, harissa and a baked egg.

  • Restaurants
  • Vegetarian
  • Folie-Méricourt
  • price 2 of 4

There are few places better for vegetarian and vegan grub in Paris than here – especially when it’s piled high for weekend brunch. Nothing beats their mezze platters, which you should team with a cocktail of rum, pineapple and kombucha. Its bottomless vegetarian brunch is available on the weekend.

Jah Jah by Le Tricycle

13. Jah Jah by Le Tricycle

From the same gang behind hit vegan hotdog spot Le Tricycle, Jah Jah serves everything from fried plantain snacks (€5) to hearty, healthy ‘bowls du jour’ packed with things like rice, tandoori cauliflower wings and a roast courgette salad (€13). The vegan pancakes are a sure-fire treat. And same goes for the plantain.

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