The 5 Best Breakfast Spots In Paris
Some people might think that breakfast in Paris consists of a croissant, a cigarette, and a momentary existential crisis -- but trust us when we say, it does not, and here are 10 places that prove it...
9 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris
Opened in the fall of 2013, Holybelly has become the breakfast spot in town. Here, they do eggs and they do them well and you’re sure to find a few French treats on the menu (like boudin noir sausage). Bread comes from the vaunted bakery down the street, Du Pain et Des Idées, and you can be sure that the coffee you’re drinking is roasted locally as well.
What you're getting:
Yes, they’ve been known to top pancakes with bacon on occasion, so ask for that.
Frenchie To Go
9, Rue Du Nil,75002 Paris
You want bacon and you want it now. Look no further than the bacon breakfast sandwich at Frenchie To Go. It’s served on an English muffin and you can certainly add an egg or cheddar. Still not enough for you? Get a house-made sticky bun. Then top it all off with a maple syrup and bacon scone.
What you're getting: Um, bacon breakfast sandwich
73 Rue d'Aboukir, 75002 Paris
Coffee bar and cocktail joint Lockwood is the kind of place you could technically stay at all day. They open at 8am for breakfast, do lunch later in the day, and in the evenings, it’s all about the aperitivo. They serve freshly made juices for the health-conscious crowd, but hell, that’s not you, so don’t worry. There’s bacon, too.
What you're getting: The house specialty is buttermilk biscuits and gravy, and it's delicious.
24 Rue des Abbesses, 75018 Paris
If a fast-paced bakery is more your style, then take a seat at Coquelicot in Montmartre. There're several different breakfast menus at this two-level bakery/restaurant, and you’ll be sure to get your coffee served in a big-ass bowl. Whatever you order, just be sure you also get an almond croissant. You’re in Paris, after all.
What you're getting: semi-boiled eggs served with bread slices to dip in the yolk
14 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Paris, 75001
A store dedicated to breakfast? Oh yes. Called "l'épicerie du petit-déjeuner", Claus is an upclassed delicatessen that specializes in all things breakfast, which means if you need to stock up before treating yourself to a casual breakfast picnic on the Seine, this is the place to come. You can of course hang out and eat here as well.
What you're getting: One of the set breakfasts -- they all come with eggs, and a basket of pastries