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Café Méricourt

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  1. Café Méricourt
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

A stellar 11th arrondissement brunch destination from the team behind Café Oberkampf.

With Café Oberkampf’s queue often snaking around the block, it was only a matter of time before the team added another string to their bow to deal with demand. Thankfully, there’s no eating with your elbows in someone else’s breakfast here  Café Mericourt is much more spacious.

Brit owner Guy Griffin has gone for a similar vibe with the décor – clean and minimalist, with cacti, suspended wicker planters and stacks of indie magazines. The famed shakshuka remains a winner – tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, spices, harissa and a baked egg, and is a generous serving even in the smaller size (€14 for a large). The breakfast roll (€8.50) with fried eggs, bacon and chilli jam is a tonic for anyone feeling the effects of a heavy night. Don’t miss the maple syrup-drenched pancakes (€10.50) with fruit and cream – they were light and melt-in-the-mouth, without being too heavy.

With an expanded brunch and lunch selection, plus awesome coffee, €20 for a meal like this feels like great value. Even better? You can reserve online, which is a rarity in Paris.

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22 rue de la Folie Méricourt
Metro: Oberkampf
Opening hours:
Sun-Wed 9am-6pm, Thu-Sat 9am-11pm
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