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The 15 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 Parisian main character dreams, you have to get brunch in Paris. And it’s every part as fabulous as you can imagine; find eggs, smoked salmon, avocado, delicious coffee and sweet granola bowls, all with a mimosa or two to wash it all down with. 

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 team over at Time Out Paris 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. These are the best brunches in Paris. 

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This article was written by the editorial team at Time Out Paris. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.

Brunch spots in Paris

1. P1 Bouche

The brunch annex of the superb bakery Atelier P1 has won over all the thirty-somethings in the neighborhood with its warm decor of light wood, whitewashed walls, and a spacious open kitchen. But above all, with delicious plates and pastries, from loaded toast to melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon rolls. 

2. 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.


3. Cali Uptown

At Cali Uptown, you’ll find a sandy-colored fabric ceiling, a large counter encircled with aluminum and diner-style booths, a palm tree and plastic cacti. In this Palm Springs-style café, you can grab brunch all week until 4pm with avocado toast, mascarpone waffles or homemade granola. To drink? Mimosas, turmeric lattes and green juices, like the Hulk; apple, spinach, and cucumber. Sure to cure any hangover (maybe). 

  • 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. 


5. 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.

6. 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 and 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).


7. Ima Cantine

Get whisked away to Tel Aviv with moreish vegetarian mezze and brunch served daily at Ima Cantine. Coffees are from the Brûlerie de Belleville, and food ranges from salads and shakshuka to pancakes and poached eggs – all, we can confirm, are very delicious.

8. L'Entente Le British Brasserie

Super cosy, almost bourgeois, this spot immediately soothes you. A setting reminiscent of an English club, at L'Entente, blues play softly in the background and impeccably dressed staff serve up British classics. But forget little pots of wobbly fluorescent jelly – this menu is the good bits of its cuisine. Try the full English; fried eggs, sausage, Gascon pork bacon, mushrooms and tomato with optional homemade black pudding. Or opt for sweet; the apricot pavlova is superb, but you can’t beat a selection of cheddar and Lancashire cheeses on good rye bread. 


9. 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. 

10. Tawlet

In a two-story room with raw concrete floors and walls  part grocery store, part arty floor with vintage lighting  you’ll find Tawlet’s hearty buffet showcasing the best of Lebanese cuisine. It’s not cheap (€39 for all-you-can-eat), but the payoff is worth it: broad beans in lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil; grilled potatoes with zaatar; huge slices of halloumi cheese with tomato jam; crunchy tabbouleh; loubieh bi’zeit (green beans in oil), hummus, and spinach turnovers; ultra-melting knafeh with angel hair pastry... we could go on!


11. Café Singuliers

Café Singuliers ticks all the boxes; light wood, herringbone parquet flooring, a bookstore-grocery corner, and a spectacular 1953 De Dietrich stove. Build your own brunch from the menu: a coffee or tea, homemade granola, comforting pastries (scones served warm, pear financiers, or freshly baked morning cookies), and a few savoury dishes like Shakshuka. 

12. Maafim

This Levantine spot serves up falafel, shakshuka, and the likes of scrambled egg with salmon on brioche with zaatar. Exposed beams, light wood slats and speckled tiles make Maafim a seriously special brunch spot (but the lunch is ace too). 


13. 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.


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  • Restaurants
  • American
  • La Chapelle
  • price 2 of 4
  • Recommended

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.

  • Things to do
  • 18e arrondissement

The former Saint-Ouen train station built in 1889 was renovated by three young Parisians. 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 for brunch in spring and summer.

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