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Best breakfasts in Paris

Paris is surely one of the most beautiful cities to wake up in. Start your day in the French capital the right way, with a hearty breakfast. Whether you are looking for a place to indulge in a leisurely brunch or somewhere to have a power breakfast before a day of exploring the city, we offer our edit of the best breakfasts in Paris

Emily Scrivener
City Guide
Emily Scrivener ,


A trip to Paris is not complete without a visit to the famous Parisian patisserie Ladurée. One of the oldest Parisian teahouses, its rich décor and dark wooden tables transport you to another era. The breakfast menu features brasserie classics as well as traditional French brunch options. If you are after something sweeter, the renowned macaroons make a delicious start to the day.

Ladurée, 75 avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, +33 (0)1 4075 0875


Holybelly quickly claimed its place as one of the best breakfasts spots in Paris after arriving on the scene in October 2013. Its relaxed décor and inviting leather sofas ensure this is a firm favourite with locals, and the great food menu draws in Parisians and visitors alike. Simple dishes made with seasonal ingredients are freshly prepared on site. The pancakes with crispy bacon and bourbon butter are a must-try. For the perfect accompaniment, try the Belleville Brûlerie coffee – a truly impressive caffeine hit.

Holybelly, 19 rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris, +33 (0)973 6013 6410


For those looking for something more indulgent than a quick coffee and a baguette on the go, we recommend heading to Angelina. Angelina’s tearooms have been a favourite meeting place for Parisian aristocracy and gourmets alike, all eager to soak up the beautiful 1930s décor and enjoy the extensive menu. Choose between the traditional Parisian breakfast menu or the Angelina breakfast menu. For some serious indulgence, why not opt for the world-famous hot chocolate L’African and Angelina’s signature Mont-Blanc pastry.

Angelina, 226 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, +33 (0)1 4260 8200

Eggs & Co

Eggs & Co is devoted to eggs in all forms. Whether you like your eggs scrambled, fried or poached, this café caters for everyone, with an impressive assortment of vegetable, meat and cheese combinations. Tucked away in the boutique-filled neighbourhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, it is the perfect spot to take a break from shopping and enjoy great food with friends. Generous portions, made with fresh ingredients, attract a lot of customers, so it is advisable to book.

Eggs & Co, 11 rue Bernard Palissy, 75006 Paris, +33 (0)1 4544 0252

Café Charlot

If you’re searching for an authentic Parisian café, look no further than Café Charlot. Located in a traditional bakery, the café has 1950s-style décor, round leather benches and bottle-lined walls. Come early for breakfast out on the terrace or enjoy a late brunch of eggs Benedict inside. Café Charlot is located just opposite the Enfants Rouges market – a visit is sure to perk you up before a day hunting for souvenirs and exploring the charming streets of the Marais district.

Café Charlot, 38 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris, +33 (0)1 4454 0330


Read about the best patisseries in Paris here.



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