Just like Canadians, Parisians appreciate a good weekend brunch. This Anglo-Saxon custom has taken footing in the City of Light in the form of buffets, complete meals and light breakfasts fit for all tastes. We’ve narrowed down a few of our top picks to help you find your ideal Parisian brunch spot.
Chic brunch: Un dimanche à Paris
A chocolate lover’s paradise awaits you at Un dimanche à Paris, serving the creations of chocolatier Pierre Cluizel. Also on the menu are gourmet Alain Milliat fruit juices, house made hot chocolate, fresh fruit salad, yogurt, charcuterie meats, omelettes made with fresh herbs, cheeses, and the true star of the show: chocolate foie gras.
Pancakes, pastries, Poilâne bread and Bordier butter will also tantalize your taste buds.
Mama Shelter offers a trendy brunch complete with a suberb patio and excellent food.
The brunch offerings are high-end, copious and original: salads, meats, cheese, pastries, scrambled eggs, and hot dishes… Come hungry for the all you can eat buffet!
A flavorful experience is guaranteed: Mama Scheller offers a brunch of impeccable quality.
Brunch combined with a spa day between friends: sounds tempting, doesn’t it? At L'Échapée, a gourmet brunch is best served with a side of relaxation.
Between two massages, enjoy a banquet of house-made dishes made from organic, in-season ingredients like riz au lait (a traditional French rice pudding), tarts, crème brûlée, cheese and meats, and hot dishes (vegetable lasagna and egg tarts, for example.)
Every Sunday in February and March and from October-December, the Aliénor Café offers a truly unique brunch experience with a visit to the Fontevraud Abbey.
Tours will take you through the Abbey’s lesser-known sites, presenting a unique perspective on its history. Finish off your visit with the Aliénor Café’s brunch specially crafted for Sunday meals: Smoked trout filet on an English muffin with herbed whipped cream, egg casserole with mushrooms, a salad of rillauds on braised leeks, red wine vinaigrette, goat cottage cheese and homemade jam, and freshly-made fruit crumbles... A true feast!