Paris brunch spots

 
Franglish's guide to Paris's best brunch spots
 
The British brunch craze is fast becoming a firmly-established tradition across the Manche, with the verb bruncher now in common usage. And when it comes to brunch, the French certainly don't do things by halves. Spoiled for choice? We've done the legwork for you and have put together a list of our favourite Parisian brunch spots. From superfood smoothie to smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, and with absolutely everything in between, you are sure to find something to suit your particular taste. Bon brunch!  
 
PARIS'S OLDEST FOOD MARKET
Le Marché aux enfants rouges
For something a little different, why not head down to this inconspicious little market in the Marais. Built in 1615, Le Marché aux enfants rouge is allegedly Paris's oldest food market. In addition to an extensive selection of groceries, a number of stands offer a range of freshly cooked dishes that can be enjoyed at communal tables in the outer courtyards of the market. Grazing not your thing? There are also several little restaurants positioned around the edge of the market where you will find fixed brunch and lunch menus. The market is open everyday except Tuesday (12h-14h, 19h-22h), and on Wednesdays from 19h-22h.  
39 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris 
 
 
 
EGG-CELLENT 
Eggs&Co. 
As the name suggests, eggs are the order of the day at Eggs&Co in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Unusually, their brunch menu is available everyday alongside the standard menu, leaving you free to chose exactly what you fancy. If you can afford to shell out (get it?), the fixed 22€ menu includes tea or coffee, freshly-squeezed orange juice, a main dish (omlette, fried, hard-boiled or scrambled) served with oven-roast potatoes and salad, pancakes and fruit salad. What's more, they only use free-range eggs, and the eggy-theme is reinforced throughout the restaurant by way of egg-shaped coat racks, light fixtures and wall hangings. Cute, no?
Eggs&Co. is open from Wednesday-Saturday.
11 rue Bernard Palissy, 75006 Paris  
 
 
 
SUPER-BOBO BRITISH
Rose Bakery
Although a little pricier than some other brunch options, Rose Bakery really is worth a visit, especially for those of you craving some proper British baking! Choose from date cake, shortbread, lemon-drizzle, flourless orange cake and their signature individual carrot cakes. The savoury options are equally inviting, including DIY superfood salads, fresh soup of the day, a delicious range of organic quiches and thin-crusted pizzettes. A full brunch including hot drink, fruit juice, savoury dish and dessert will cost 25-30€.
Locations in the 9th, 3rd and 12th:
46 rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris 
30 rue Debelleyme, 75003 Paris
10 boulevard de la Bastille, 75012 Paris
 
 
 
 
HOME COMFORTS
MILK: Mum In Her Little Kitchen
Release the child within you with a journey back to the days of formica chairs and chequered tablecloths. Nestled at the foot of Montmartre, MILK offers an authetic retro interior and hearty, homey dishes. The brunch menu, available at weekends only, costs 22,50€ and includes a hot drink, fresh fruit juice, a bread basket with a selection of spreads, cheese, a savoury dish of your choice served with a salad garnish and a dessert of your choice (the chocolate and pistachio fondant and tiramisu are particular favourites). And if you can't quite finish it all, they'll happily make up a doggy bag for you to take home! Space is very limited, so be sure to reserve in advance for the weekend.
62, rue d’ Orsel, 75018 Paris 
 
 
 
CHEAP AND CHEERFUL FOR CHOCOLATE LOVERS
Puerto Cacao 
With its cosy wooden interior and speciality boutique tucked at one end of the store, Puerto Cacao really is a a chocolate-lovers parardise! The chocolate-themed brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays and includes a superfood smoothie, a speciality hot chocolate, a bread basket accompanied by chocolate-based preserves (chocolate and pear, chocolate and banana, chocolate and pineapple), fresh fruit salad, a savoury dish and a dessert. Depending on your hunger levels, you can chose from various different price options ranging from 11,90€ for the chiquito to 20,90€ for the extrema. 
2 rue Théophile Roussel, 75012 Paris
 
 
For more brunch advice, online booking and fantastic discounts check out www.oubruncher.com and www.lafourchette.com.
 
Author: Camilla Freeman
 
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