5 BEST BRUNCHES IN PARIS
If brunch is a British classic, then it is no surprise that the French have completely perfected it. In the land of gastronomy and elevated cuisine, French brunches are one of the most divine meals you can experience and we’ve narrowed them down to our top five.
La Chambre Aux Oiseaux
This Canal Saint-Martin favorite has become an online addiction and for good reason. With its grandma’s kitchen style decor, flower wallpaper, and big armchairs, you can cuddle up with a hot drink and full plate of brunch staples. Some other specials are their house tabbouleh and roast turkey. La Chambre aux Oiseaux is one of the most sought-after weekend brunch spots so you’ll need to make your reservation a week beforehand.
Big Love Caffè
Considered one of the most Instagrammable spots in Paris, Big Love Caffè has perfectly fused French and Italian to bring you one of the heartiest brunches in the city. From the creators at Big Mamma Group, this cafe brings you eclectic and epiciérie inspired details along with all the talent and fervor of these Parisian food pioneers.
On their menu, you can find brunch classics like eggs benedict and pain perdu (French toast). Most exciting of all, though, maybe the team’s twists on favorites like truffle omelets and blueberry pancakes that include a big whopping of mascarpone whipped cream on top of the blue and white china.
Ellsworth has perfected small plate dining with county fair visions. Created as an extension of Verjus Wine Bar, you can try their buttermilk pancakes or deluxe fried chicken along with a glass of vino every Sunday. The veggie conscious kitchen is driven by a seasonal menu that honors country favorites like mustard greens and corned beef hash.
Perhaps one of the most picturesque brunches in Paris, restaurant Le Safran inside Hotel du Collectionneur welcomes guests in their Art Déco room with bay windows overlooking three patios. Their seemingly endless buffet offers everything from French gastronomy to favorites from around the world. Le Safran also offers a children’s entertainment room where little ones can draw, paint, and make collages if they finish early.
Le Gabriel at La Reserve
In the heart of Paris’ 8th arrondissement, Michelin two-starred Le Gabriel has reimagined French cuisine with Japanese boldness creating one of the most unforgettable brunch experiences. Every Sunday inside the luxurious La Reserve chef Jérôme Banctel offers you his latest most unique brunch with French favorites fused with Japanese details. With a fluid and agile menu, Banctel presents you with a gastronomic journey you will not find anywhere else.
by LAUREN GREEN | SACREBLEU PARIS