The best restaurants where to have breakfast in Paris

From the edge of the canal to the Left Bank via the Marais… Guided tour of the best places to visit at breakfast time in Paris. / The best restaurants where to have breakfast in Paris

With pancakes, acai bowls, avocado toast, pastries, matcha lattes and even espressos prepared by top baristas on the menu, here are the best Parisian addresses to start your day off right.


With a first artisanal pastry shop located in the Charonne district, Tapisserie has also settled on the left bank. Avenue de la Motte Picquet, the place run by Bertrand Grébaut and Théophile Pourriat (Septime & Clamato), offers a tasteful sweet and savory menu, halfway between breakfast and brunch. On the menu? A sandwich with trout eggs and smoked mayonnaise, a croissant with Prince de Paris ham and Comté cheese matured for 24 months, a vanilla flan without forgetting the famous clamarte, this pie with maple syrup and whipped cream that has become a signature of the tandem.

Used Book

The famous café of the concept store Merci made its big comeback this winter in Paris. With a new menu created by the duo The Social Food and Lorenza Lenzi, (also in charge of Tommaso on site) we discover croque-monsieurs, boiled eggs, coffees or gourmet buns. Open from 10 a.m., the decor still brings together some 10,000 second-hand books on the walls.


Rue des Archives, Gramme excels in the art of breakfast. Giving pride of place to seasonal cuisine and fresh products, the place offers classics of the genre such as free-range boiled eggs, served with bread from the Le Petit Grain bakery and Beillevaire butter. But also more original recipes like a French toast brioche with popcorn or a Banh Mi Dog (mix banh mi/hot dog). And good news, a new Gramme has opened its doors in the 11th.

Café Mātēr

Work of Studio Carbon (already behind Carboni’s or La Cantina), Café Mātēr has taken up residence in the heart of Lafayette Anticipations. An expert in brunch (but not only), you can find, on the menu, scrambled eggs with salted butter, a hash brown with trout eggs, a tuna tartare, a French toast with plums… But also cream cakes directed by Alina Prokopenko. All accompanied by good coffee or natural wines.

Café Kitsuné

Already established on rue Rivoli, in the Montpensier gallery or even on Place André Malraux, Café Kitsuné is increasingly sharing its love of full-bodied grain with the opening of its first roasting workshop in Paris. Led by artisan roaster Florian Decousser, visitors will discover freshly roasted coffee beans or ground coffee with flawless traceability. (Each bean was selected through an independent family business). To be enjoyed on the spot or to take away, the menu mixes espressos, macchiatos, americanos, dirty chais, cappuccinos, flat whites or even tea, pastries, juices and ice cream. Not to mention the collection of tableware signed Café Kitsuné: cups, saucers, mugs…




Both a bookstore and a coffee shop, Tram wakes up at 9:30 in the morning. After choosing what to read, sip steaming coffees with vegetable milk and taste croissants, croque-monsieur or even chestnut fondants.

Café de Flore

A Germanopratine institution, the Café de Flore lives from breakfast to nightfall. Installed on the terrace, in fine weather, where warm, behind large windows, during the winter, you can enjoy a squeezed orange juice, butter croissants, brioche served with jam, eggs or more blini.

Shakespeare and Company Cafe

Facing Notre-Dame de Paris and opening onto a terrace, Shakespeare and Company Café has more than one advantage. Glued to the famous English library, which is teeming with literary nuggets, visitors can sip coffee from Lomi and healthy recipes from Bob’s Bake Shop.


A paradise of coffee, vegan recipes and seasonal brunches, Saint Pearl is always full in the early morning. On the menu? Eggs Benedict, cinnamon rolls, gluten-free cookies, French toast with red fruits… but also a matcha cheesecake.

L’Hôtel Hoy

A Parisian hotel that celebrates well-being and plants founded by Charlotte Gomez de Orozco, Hoy has a vegan restaurant called Mesa. Ideal for breakfast, the menu includes acai with Guajana sorbet served with peanut butter, pollen and hemp seeds, charcoal bread spread with vegetable crème fraîche, smoked carrot and walnuts caramelized pecans or oat milk lattes and ginger and honey chai.


Cocktail expert Margot Lecarpentier also runs an inspiring coffee shop in Paris. A stone’s throw from its Combat bar, Capitale offers coffee (which can be topped with whipped cream) but also an enticing menu: croissandwish (a cross between a croissant and a sandwich) with avocado and ham, toasted toast served with hazelnut and jam or labneh and fresh grapefruit.

Chez Julien

It’s hard to get more Parisian than Chez Julien. This institution a stone’s throw from the Seine which has been immortalized a lot in the cinema or in Gossip Girl and more recently Emily in Paris. Winning a new brunch menu, the place now offers, from 8:30 am, lattes, scrambled eggs, avocado and smoked salmon croissants or even croque-monsieurs covered with a heap of freshly grated truffles.

Bonjour Jacob

A record store, bookseller and coffee shop all rolled into one, Bonjour Jacob is the new eldorado for early risers in the 10th arrondissement. In a bright setting with raw walls, visitors sip coffee and Peanut Butter smoothies, matcha lattes and dirty chai. While the menu mixes acai bowls, milk chocolate and hazelnut cookies from Piedmont and gourmet pains au chocolat.

Rose Bakery

In the newly renovated Bibliothèque rue Richelieu, Rose Bakery has just inaugurated a new address. In the program? Homemade pastries (including the famous carrot cake), savory pies, coffees… Everything you could want for breakfast in short.


Installed under the arcades of the Place des Vosges, Carette also has one of the best terraces overlooking the Place du Trocadéro. Populated by regulars and passing travellers, the place offers, from 7.30 am, gourmet pastries, scrambled eggs, fine pastries and homemade hot chocolate.

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