In celebration of our new season ‘Parisian Café’ collection – ideal for wandering the streets of Paris in style, or just adding a chic French flair to your wardrobe – we’ve rounded up the best breakfasts in Paris, one of our favourite indulgences on a weekend trip away to this wonderful city. So sit back and watch the world go by at one of these cultural hotspots, our top picks to experiencing the vintage café culture that remains in Paris to this day:
- Café Des 2 Moulins – 15 Rue Lepic, 75018
Famous for appearing in the film Amélie, as the workplace of the eponymous protagonist, Café Des 2 Moulins has surpassed its status as just a tourist attraction, and reverted back to its prior success as a cosy neighbourhood café. We recommend enjoying an ‘Amélie Speciale’ – hot chocolate and a crème caramel – or a freshly made croissant, as you sit in the comfy red chairs outside – the perfect viewing point for the lively street market.
- Café De Flore – 172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006
Home to fantastic pain au chocolats, this café is frequented by everyone from the fashion elite to the literary tourist. This is the place in which Sartre sat as he wrote his most famous lines: “Man is condemned to be free.” Whether you’re hoping to soak up the creative atmosphere or just to enjoy a nice cup of tea, you’ll enjoy the luxurious surroundings and high quality of service. Don your Tom Ford sunglasses and you’ll fit right in!
- La Mer à Boire – 1 rue des Envierges, 75020
La Mer à Boire offers a stunning view from one of the highest points in Paris, overlooking the Parc De Beville and providing the perfect view of the entire city. The café pairs tasty pastries with an artistic atmosphere. It serves as a gallery for cartoonists and graphic novelists, and acts as a concert hall should you like to pop back in the evening. Plus, the café offers free wifi – useful for planning your day as you enjoy the view.
- Eggs & Co – 11 Rue Bernard Palissy, 75006 Paris
As the name would suggest, Eggs & Co is the best place to head if you’re in the mood for a more savoury breakfast. We suggest the French classic, oeufs in cocotte – eggs baked in ramekins with cream and other add-ins. It’s a very popular café, so it’s best to reserve a table the day before.
- Les Enfants Perdus – 9 rue des Récollets
Tucked away near the Canal Saint-Martin, Les Enfants Perdus offers a rather hefty brunch – the perfect preparation for a long day exploring the city. For €25, you receive three platters of delightful breakfast options: the first, mini viennoiseries and hot tea or coffee, the second, eggs and salmon, and finally, soup, and a selection of meats and cheese. Go mid-morning to make the most of the massive spread.
We hope you enjoy our breakfast recommendations, and let us know below if you have any others to add to the list!