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Where to have breakfast in Paris

In the last few years, breakfast and brunch have risen in popularity in Paris, giving you endless options these days. The classics like a croissant and freshly squeezed orange juice cannot be missed, but in addition Paris has a lot more to offer. From variations on the basic croissant to savory waffles, there is something for everyone. If you’re wondering where to have breakfast in Paris, we made a selection of the hottest breakfast and brunch hotspots you can’t miss when visiting the City of Light.

Pinky Bloom

Pinky Bloom

Pinky Bloom takes “la vie en rose” quite literally with its pink interior, pink cocktails and even pink bagels. This hotspot is located a few steps from the Eiffel Tower and offers brunch and dinner. We had brunch here around 11.30 AM to start our day on the right foot. Pinky Bloom offers a wide selection of salty and sweet dishes, we went for the pinky toast (topped with beetroot hummus and smoked salmon) and eggs benedict. For drinks we chose the “Raspberry is Passion” and the “Pinky Bloom” cocktails, both sweet pink cocktails that were nicely decorated.

The food was good, however, the portions were on the small side. For € 17 for the pinky toast and € 15 for the eggs benedict, we expected a bit more. The cocktails were € 15 per cocktail. As you can see, this is not the cheapest option, but the setting makes up for a lot. If you are on a girlstrip, a trip to Pinky Bloom can not be missed!

Where: 68 avenue de New York

Pro tip
There are limited seats so we recommend booking in advance through their website. This also applies to the other spots we list below, we have pretty much booked everything in advance to be sure of a spot! We saw a lot of people being rejected so making a reservation is heavily recommended!

Le Café Marly

Where to have breakfast in Paris to start an amazing day: Le Café Marly

If you’re planning to visit the Louvre, be sure to have breakfast at Le Café Marly first! Here you can have breakfast with a beautiful view of the Louvre, the perfect way to start your day. We came before the Louvre opened, and it was an amazing sight to see all those people getting in line to visit The Louvre. An awesome place to do some people-watching before you visit The Louvre yourself!

They offer breakfast for € 25 per person. This includes a mini croissant, pain au chocolat, half a baguette, different kinds of jam, a freshly squeezed fruit juice and a hot drink. For us, this was plenty to start our day, and for such a trendy hotspot we find the price more than reasonable! We definitely recommend this place for breakfast, this was one of the highlights of our trip to Paris.

Where: 93 Rue de Rivoli

Carette

Carette

A classic that should not be missed in this list is Carette. They have two tea rooms and a pastry shop in Paris, our favorite is the one located at the Trocadero square. This was one of the few places we didn’t make reservations in advance, since we were here as early as 8 AM this wasn’t a problem (although busier than expected for being such early-birds). The freshly squeezed fruit juice and delicious croissants are a must here! Be sure to check inside before you order, here you can see all the delicious pastries they have to offer.

Where: 4 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre or 25 Place des Vosges

Le Petit Crème

Where to have breakfast in Paris to start an amazing day: Le Petit Crème

Located in Montorgueil, one of the coziest neighborhoods in Paris, you can find Le Petit Crème. Here you can eat all day long, we chose to have brunch here. They have a wide selection, the savory waffles is what stood out for us. We went for the waffle with halloumi and the one with chicken. They were surprisingly good, and the portions were really big. We were both unable to finish our dish, and this had nothing to do with the taste!

The prices here are more than reasonable, for the waffles we paid € 12,5 and € 15 and a cocktail costs around € 10! The cocktails are suuuuper tasty, probably the best we had in Paris, especially in terms of price quality.

Where: 28 Rue Montorgueil

Pierre Hermé

Pierre Hermé

Pierre Hermé is a well-known French pastry chef. You can find several locations in Paris where you can buy the classics, like a croissant or some macarons. We tried the raspberry rose lychee croissant, this one was really delicious! The taste is very sweet, and one of those bad boys is more than enough if you don’t want to feel bloated for the rest of the day. The macarons looked tasty too, we will definitely try these next time. You can order takeout, but they also have a lovely terrace (even one on the Avenue des Champs Élysées) where you can have breakfast. If you choose the terrace, they have different prices than on the go (more expensive).

Check the locations here.

Maison Sauvage

Where to have breakfast in Paris to start an amazing day: Maison Sauvage

Another cozy neighborhood is Saint-Germain-des-Près, where you can find Maison Sauvage. With its beautiful flowered facade, this charming place in the middle of a small but busy street, is the perfect spot for a nice brunch (or lunch, or dinner!). For lunch, we ordered the crispy chicken, the avocado toast with feta and the breakfast bun with egg, cheddar and bacon. All of these were great dishes, and gave us a nice “full” feeling. Cocktails here cost around € 12, we drank 2 each and they were all super delicious so we definitely recommend them! Definitely a must if you are looking for tasty, affordable cocktails (which can be hard to find in Paris). They also have a second location in Victor Hugo, we haven’t tried this one yet but that’s on our bucket list for next time.

Check the locations here.

Café de Flore

Café de Flore

Café de Flore is a historic café known for hosting famous writers. Since this is such a hotspot, we included Café de Flore in the list as well. However, this is not our favorite, hence it is at the bottom of the list. The facade is beautiful and well known to most by now, but the prices are really very expensive. We paid more than € 50 for a breakfast that consisted of: an omelet, a croissant and pain au chocolat, a coffee and a freshly squeezed fruit juice. We even saw sandwiches on the menu for € 29 (!!!), which -in our humble opinion- is way too expensive. It was good, yes, but definitely not worth these prices. Paris has so many hotspots nowadays, you can eat much better for more reasonable prices!

Where: 172 Boulevard Saint-Germain

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