Best brunch in Paris
Brunch is a relatively new concept in Paris but the city’s new wave of cafés and many of the French capital’s top food spots are now catering to late risers. With irresistible food menus, picture-perfect interiors and top coffee, these are the best brunch spots in Paris
The concept behind Fringe in the Le Marais district is coffee, food and photography. The multi-usage venue features a beautiful coffee bar and photography exhibition space, and is the perfect place to while away a morning. The unique café is chic yet cosy and serves single-origin speciality coffee, tea and hot chocolate alongside a menu of simple healthy food. Food is sourced from local farmers and tempting dishes include winter salads, open sandwiches, freshly baked cookies and home-made bread.
Fringe, 106 rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, +33 (0)1 7173 5781
With its delicious cakes, free Wi-Fi, library and cool tile flooring, Coffee Spoune is a charming place to while away a morning or afternoon. Come here for brunch and enjoy the café’s charming interior as you indulge in a selection of top home-made goods, from cookies to pies and cake. You can also take home your own supply of jam and granola – a top souvenir of your time in Paris.
Coffee Spoune, 36 rue Saint-Sébastien, 75011 Paris, +33 (0)1 4355 3720
Maisie Café is among the most elegant healthy-eating spots and juice bars in Paris. The café launched its organic juices during Paris Fashion Week last year and it has become an enduring favourite with the first arrondissement’s cool set. The airy café is effortlessly chic, with mint green stools, pastel-coloured foliage and a menu based around vegan dishes, gluten-free food and organic offerings. Everything is prepared on-site, even down to the cashew nut milks. Stop here for a bite to eat and enjoy organic cold-pressed juices, granola, gluten-free focaccia bread, quinoa, and a selection of gourmet desserts.
Maisie Café, 32 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, +33 (0)1 4039 9916
Located in the hip Canal Saint-Martin area, Le Poutch is a great place to escape the bustling streets and enjoy a leisurely brunch. Chic and cosy, the Instagram-worthy café features wooden benches strewn with cushions, filament bulbs, cool mirrors and tiled floors. The brunch menu is served on Sundays from 10.30am and offers an enticing selection of granola, cranberry scones, pastries, muffins and fritters.
Le Poutch, 13 rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris, +33 (0)9 5370 9083
Located near to the famous Musée du Louvre museum in the first arrondissement, Claus is the perfect place for a bite to eat before exploring the city’s attractions. The menu is entirely dedicated to top-quality home-made breakfasts and offers specialities including granola, breakfast bowls, breads, pastries, salads and egg dishes. Influenced by Nordic cuisine, everything here is fresh and utterly delicious, and Claus is the perfect place to indulge. After your meal be sure to visit Claus’s deli to stock up on some edible souvenirs.
Claus, 14-15 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 Paris, +33 (0)1 4233 5510
The 10th arrondissement, much like the Marais district in the sixth arrondissement, lays claim to some of the city’s best new-wave cafés, which draw in big crowds eager to sample the delicious brunch menus. Holybelly boasts one of the best menus in the area, with an impressive range of favourites such as hazelnut pancakes with whipped cream, and poached eggs with bacon and Brebis cheese. Coffee here is also second to none and is made using beans from local roastery Brûlerie de Belleville.
Holybelly, 19 rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris
Derrière, in the third arrondissement, is a favourite with the fashion pack, and the restaurant is filled with international and French fashion stars during Paris Fashion Week. The cult dining experience is famous for its tongue-in-cheek sense of humour, home-away-from-home aesthetic and sumptuous interior. The popular brunch menu is served every Sunday and bank holidays from noon to 4pm, with options ranging from brioche to cheese, yogurts and fruit, served in a buffet style. The brunch package also includes a starter, main course, fresh juice and a hot drink, all for €38.
Derrière, 69 rue des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris, +33 (0)1 4461 9195