The lovely Eli Brecher (of @cerealandpeanutbutter fame)has given us the lowdown on all things brekkie in Paris. Here are her fave spots.
When most people think about French food croissants, cheese and wine come to mind. But the brunch scene in Paris has so much more to offer than just pastries and baguettes!
Located in the heart of the Le Marais area, the chic décor will make you feel like you’re in a healthy hotspot in LA. The vast menu offers superfood favourites such as açaí bowls and matcha smoothies, as well as various types of granola, cold-pressed juice and avocado on toast with poached eggs. Their take-away shop round the corner is also perfect to grab a veggie burrito from to eat in a nearby green space.
Situated on a gorgeous street corner in the sophisticated district of Saint-Germain-des-Près, this is the ideal spot for people watching, smoothie-in-hand. Their grain bowls are comprised of quinoa, lentils and various salads, and they offer an array of desserts with gluten-free and dairy-free options.
This adorably tiny café is the definition of cosy, known for its wonderfully thick “nice-cream” bowls – creamy smoothie bowls that taste more like dessert, covered in toppings. The bowls are filling and every flavour is incredible in its own right, but my favourites include the peanut butter bowl, chocolate bowl and mango & passion fruit bowl. This place also serves the absolute best avocado toast in town.
The fourth of the Big Mamma restaurant group to open, Biglove offers plenty of gluten-free dishes (including a delicious pizza) and an all-day brunch menu with an Italian vibe. Expect fluffy blueberry pancakes, stuffed peppers and spicy avocado toast. The walls are lined with wooden shelves filled with authentic Italian deli products.
If you’re looking for a cute relaxed hangout spot on a Sunday morning, this is the place to be. Famous for its brunch burgers, pancakes and soft-boiled eggs. Located near Place de la République, the minimalist wooden décor is complete with old-school American diner products.
Café Méricourt, by the same owner as the much-loved Café Oberkampf, is famous for its shakshuka alongside pancake stacks and other brunch staples. Don’t forget to make reservations online unless you want to spend your morning standing in the queue!
Tel Aviv-style food such as a whole head of burnt cauliflower drizzled in tahini, and spicy fish in hot fluffy pita bread! Phenomenal flavours in a relaxed setting in the heart of Le Marais.