The 8 Best Places for Breakfast in Paris
Paris is at its most magical early in the morning before the city rises. See for yourself, and ease into the morning at one of these fine establishments, serving everything from green juice and smoothies to biscuits and beurre.
This hip whitewashed space tucked into a distant corner of trendy Oberkampf has an impressive breakfast lineup (muesli, almond butter toast), but you're here for one thing... the shakshuka. Tuck in and order a coffee while you're at it - the beans are roasted at local roastery Belleville Brulerie.
3 Rue Neuve Popincourt, 75011 Paris
8:30AM (9:30AM WEEKENDS)-4:30PM. CLOSED TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY.
The name might be familiar... The Parisian sister is equally (if not more!) charming than its New York counterpart. Nestled in the heart of bustling SoPi (south of Pigalle, FYI), this is the perfect place to duck away from the madness and munch on a croque monsieur.
28 Rue Henry Monnier, 75009 Paris
Wild and the Moon
The health cleanse trend has made it to Paris. The city's (first ever?) vegan cafe is tucked into a cozy space in le Marais. There's nothing in an LA juice bar you won't find here - acai bowls, smoothies, green juice, chia pudding... This fresh spot is a detoxer's dream.
55 Rue Charlot, 75003 Paris
8AM (9AM WEEKENDS)-7PM
One of Paris' best breakfasts can be found on charming rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau. This is one of the few cafes where you'll need a reservation - word has gotten out quickly about its incredible German-influenced breakfast spreads.
14 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 Paris
8AM (9:30AM WEEKENDS)-5PM (ALTHOUGH THEY OFTEN CLOSE AROUND 3 FYI...)
This Aussie-style cafe in the quiet 7th arrondisement is a godsend. One of the first places in Paris to perfect the art of the cold brew (they now even bottle it and sell it!), this airy space takes its coffee as seriously as its brekkie. Order the ricotta pancakes or the fromage blanc aux fruits de saison (yogurt and seasonal fruit, but doesn't it sound better in French?), and whatever you do, don't forget to order the house-made banana bread.
47 Rue de Babylone, 75007 Paris
8:30AM-5:30PM WEEKDAYS, 9AM-6PM WEEKENDS
Broken Biscuits Patisserie
Tucked away in a quaint street off one of the most charming green squares in Paris is the tiny Broken Biscuits Patisserie, which specializes in... you guessed it! Biscuits! Order the warm house-made biscuits with fresh jam and butter, and wash it down with a coffee.
10 Passage Rochebrune, 75011 Paris
8AM-6PM, 10AM-6PM WEEKENDS. CLOSED MONDAY, TUESDAY.
A quiet passage off the bustling Avenue Ledru-Rollin leads you to Capucine, which feels like an oasis in the eclectic neighborhood. Run by a jovial Italian crew, this charming spot is the perfect place to enjoy a late breakfast, sitting outside and sipping on an espresso and pastry.
159 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75011 Paris
11AM-11:30PM. CLOSED SUNDAY, MONDAY.
Bob's Juice Bar
Former New Yorker Bob has become quite a legend in Paris... First introducing the city to green juice and then bringing the, erm, opposite of green juice... New York-style bagels. Try both at Bob's Juice Bar, one of his three addresses across Paris (there's also Bob's Bakeshop and Bob's Kitchen), where you can sip on a fresh-pressed juice in the tiny space, or take it outside for a stroll near the neighboring Canal Saint Martin.
15 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris
7:30AM-3PM. CLOSED SUNDAY.