The Complete Guide to brunch in Paris

  • 11, Apr 2018
  • All things Paris
  • Kaitlyn Le

The best places in Paris if you're looking for brunch, al all-day breakfast, or simply a very good meal

We love a good brunch, here at Theatre in Paris. Whether you’re looking for some delicious eggs, the fluffiest pancakes, or maybe some avocado toast, these restaurants are bound to fit your standards. Looking to branch out? Try a brunch place in Paris à la française, complete with omelette au fromage and a nutella-doused baguette. Breakfast not your thing? It’s okay, we’re not here to judge, some of these restaurants are just great overall, even sans breakfast menu. Theatre-goers work up a strong appetite, so here’s our thand selected best brunch in Paris for a morning bite after an evening at the theatre. Let us know if you try them out. Bon appetit!

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Fragments Paris
76 rue des Tournelles 75003 Paris
MON-FRI: 8AM-6PM
SUN-SAT: 10AM-6PM
​CASH ONLY

Definitely known for their amazing coffee and servings of avocado toast, Fragments offers a simple and straightforward menu with vegetarian-friendly options. Their menu is handwritten on a blackboard in chalk and also in English, how convenient for us! But even so, plenty of local Parisians eat here as well, and it doesn’t feel like a touristy place at all. Since the café is quaint, meant to feel cozy, be wary of peak hours in order to avoid a long wait in line. Everything is made in-house, so you are sure to be served fresh pastries and goods at all hours of the day. Once you’ve finished with your delicious brunch or all-day breakfast in Paris, be sure to keep wandering around the Marais neighborhood since you’re already there! There is so much to see in the Marais, and always new things to discover in this area of Paris.

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Big Mamma Group - Big Love Café, East Mamma, and more!

Definitely known for their amazing coffee and servings of avocado toast, Fragments offers a simple and straightforward menu with vegetarian-friendly options. Their menu is handwritten on a blackboard in chalk and also in English, how convenient for us! But even so, plenty of local Parisians eat here as well, and it doesn’t feel like a touristy place at all. Since the café is quaint, meant to feel cozy, be wary of peak hours in order to avoid a long wait in line. Everything is made in-house, so you are sure to be served fresh pastries and goods at all hours of the day. Once you’ve finished with your delicious brunch or all-day breakfast in Paris, be sure to keep wandering around the Marais neighborhood since you’re already there! There is so much to see in the Marais, and always new things to discover in this area of Paris.

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Holybelly
5 rue Lucien Sampaix 75010 PARIS
Open every day from 9am To 5pm
​Kitchen closes after 4pm

Ask anyone about brunch in Paris, and you’re sure to hear something about this brunch place. Situated in the the 10th arrondissement of Paris, Holybelly serves breakfast until 4pm with a daily special that changes day by day. With different variations on a fluffy pancake stack plus an added egg, baked beans, or hashbrowns on the side, you’ll definitely leave here more than satisfied. Lines here are long as well, so plan ahead and try to come on a weekday instead of the weekend if you can! It’s definitely worth the wait, and your tastebuds and belly are sure to thank you afterwards. PS--don’t forget to ask about “The Champ”. 
Holy Belly Café website

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Café Oberkampf
3 rue Neuve Popincourt 75011 Paris
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5:30pm, Kitchen closes at 3:00pm
Sat-Sun: 9:30-5:30pm
Kitchen closes at 3:00pm

This small (super small) café offers straightforward food and carefully sourced coffee, which they take extreme pride in (no decaf here!). With freshly made food and beverages, Café Oberkampf is the perfect combination of food for you and trendy minimalism for your Instagram. Again, the lines get a little crazy at this one, too, but is well worth it for their Mediterranean shakshuka and a latte. Keep a look out for their daily specials as well!

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Mama Jackson Soul Food
147 rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris
258 boulevard Voltaire, 75011 Paris
​Every day, 12:00pm-2:30pm, 7:00pm-10:30pm

Sometimes you just crave that delicious combination of sweet pancakes and savory chicken. What better place in Paris is there to go than to Mama Jackson Soul Food Restaurant? Of course, this dish is not just a brunch option, but something that we’re down for at any time of day. For the ambience, the restaurant plays smooth jazz, hip-hop, and soul music to put you into the groove of what you’re about to experience--soul food. Here they have much more than just classic Paris brunch options, with dishes like like Chicken and Waffles or loaded French Toast. They have jerk chicken, corn, mac and cheese, and fried plantains. Our mouths are already salivating at the thought!

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Breakfast in America
17 rue des Écoles, 75005 Paris
4 rue Malher, 75004 PARIS
Open every day, 8:30am-11:00pm
Mon-Sat: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner served all day,
​Sunday: Brunch/Breakfast “À la carte” served all day, Lunch/Dinner 4pm-11pm

Yup, you read that right. Breakfast In America is exactly what it sounds like. This restaurant is set up to look like an American diner, one of the only places in Paris with a Bottomless Cup-of-Joe on the menu. Some of their most popular options include blueberry pancakes with maple syrup, and they’re also known for having really good burgers. If you’re looking to take a break from the Parisian atmosphere or are just looking for a taste of America, this is the place to go. Bonus--they even have a student special and a lunch special.

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Eggs & CO.
11 rue Bernard Palissy 75006 Paris
​Open every day from 10am-6pm

Last but certainly not least, Eggs and Co. in the 6th arrondissement of Paris is another cozy restaurant with delicious omelettes, Eggs Benedict, and incredibly fluffy pancakes.The cute decor adds to the overall ambiance of the restaurant, which can be a tight squeeze with the amount of people lining up to get in. With amazing espresso to complement a hearty meal, you’ll be so stuffed with deliciousness that after brunch you might just skip dinner. Even as you leave, the staff will try to stuff your pockets with free little treats to snack on after your food coma wears off.

Whether you're looking for a bite before a leisurely afternoon at the theatre, or a big breakfast after a late night seeing a show...