The best places and cafés for a (cheap) breakfast in Paris. Where to have breakfast in Paris? Have breakfast in Paris with a view of the Eiffel Tower? Or in the pleasant district of Montmartre or Le Marais in Paris? There is no shortage of trendy hotspots in Paris. Whether or not you consider it the most important meal, a petit déjeuner is the best way to start the day. A typical French breakfast usually consists of a tartine (bread with butter and/or jam) or a classic pastry, such as a croissant or pain au chocolat. With, of course, delicious coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice. But of course you can also have a healthy breakfast in Paris.
Good to know: many Parisians skip the morning meal and grab something quickly on their way to work. The cafés in Paris are open early and people drink a cup of espresso at the bar. But we went looking for the best places to have an extensive breakfast in Paris. From cheap breakfast in Paris to luxury. From typical French to American breakfast addresses. Here are the best places to have breakfast in Paris.
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1. Treize au Jardin: breakfast in Paris with a view of Jardin du Luxembourg (6th)
At Jardin du Luxembourg, and tucked away from the busy tourist attractions, you will find Treize au Jardin. The American Laurel Sanderson opened this cozy place in 2013 and is now one of our favorite breakfast addresses in Paris. The food is organically and responsibly sourced, prepared with years of experience. You can also go there for a nice brunch or lunch. The cocktails, buttermilk biscuits and cake will not disappoint either. On the cozy outdoor terrace you can enjoy a nice breakfast in the sun and afterwards take home a bunch of flowers or delicious brownies.
5 Rue de Médicis, 75006 Paris | Treizeaujardin.com →
2. Ob-La-Di: breakfast in the hip and cozy neighborhood of Le Marais (3rd)
Popular place to have breakfast in the Le Marais district of Paris. Ob-La-Di is a very small, American-inspired coffee bar with a young and trendy crowd. Everything here is photogenic: the marble, the tiles, the music, the logo and the Californian feel with a French elegant touch. Coffee, jeans and rock and roll: a great combination. Already midday and no time for breakfast? Then be sure to try the mess bowl with legumes and seasonal vegetables, the delicious pesto avocado toast with pomegranate seeds or a cinnamon roll with walnuts and raisins.
54 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris | Ob-la-di.com →
3. Café de Flore: one of the most inspiring cafés in Paris (6th)
One of the oldest coffee houses where you can relive the authentic Parisian atmosphere of the 20th century. Café de Flore was opened in 1880. A classic brasserie in Paris with an art deco interior that has remained unchanged to this day. Many celebrities and tourists come here to enjoy a traditional breakfast on the bustling terrace. It is of course not cheap to have breakfast there, but just enjoying it is the message. You are in one of the most inspiring places in Paris.
172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris | Cafedeflore.fr →
4. Holybelly 5: Enjoy an American breakfast in this hot spot (10th)
Holybelly 5 has become an institution for breakfast and brunch lovers in Paris in recent years. The owners of Holybelly 5 were inspired to start their own cafe after spending some time in Australia. The food here is similar to a traditional American breakfast: bacon, eggs, sausage and pancakes. There is usually a line outside, but the wait is worth it.
5 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris | Holybellycafe.com →
5. Mokonuts: contender for the best breakfast in Paris (11th)
Mokonuts is also a contender for the best breakfast in Paris. Since 2016, Moko and Omar have been dazzling the Parisian food scene in Bastille with their no-nonsense dishes. The breakfast menus change daily. Typical, however, are the sourdough waffles, toast of the day, homemade muesli, creamy yoghurt and the cake. Enjoy the beautiful interior that is minimalist in style, paying homage to the French countryside.
5 Rue Saint-Bernard, 75011 Paris | Mokonuts.com →
6. Buvette: good breakfast near Montmartre (9th)
Buvette, in the bustling district of Pigalle (close to Montmartre), is another nice place. If you want a hearty breakfast, but preferably not a croissant for the road, then you’ve come to the right place. Here you can enjoy toast with smoked salmon, creamy scrambled eggs with exceptional quality ham, pain perdu enriched with cognac and fresh cream or a classic croque (filled with melted gruyère, jambon, mushrooms or a fried egg). Afterwards you are fully ready to climb the slopes of nearby Montmartre.
28 Rue Henry Monnier, 75009 Paris | Ilovebuvette.com →
7. Café Marlette: organic but certainly not boring (9th)
Also in the 9th arrondissement is a place that is very popular with a nice mix of young tourists and locals: Café Marlette. Marlette is the brand of organic preparations for bread, pastries and easy-to-cook appetizers. A nice address for breakfast, brunch, lunch or a healthy snack. All organic but certainly not boring. Take a seat on the cozy terrace with a good cup of coffee while you watch the city awaken.
51 Rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris | Marlette.fr →
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