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Where to Eat Breakfast in Paris

If you are lucky enough to be at Paris fashion week at the moment or visiting the French capital this year, you will know that there is no shortage of Parisian cafés where you can grab a delicious croissant and cafe au lait for breakfast before you head off on a day of shopping, site-seeing and exploring.

Some of our most memorable French breakfasts have been from local cafes and boulangeries that we have stumbled across while we have been wandering the city streets, and while Parisians aren’t renowned for their long brunches there is a crop of new cafes in the city if you want to eat in and enjoy a leisurely breakfast of bunch. Here are a few of our current favourites.

Judy Paris

This vegan focused café in the 6th arrondissement is the perfect mix of California cool and Parisian bistro. The striped yellow awnings and cute garden area give it a real Parisian vibe, however the food is more akin to what you would find in a Sydney or LA café.

Think smoothie bowls, vegan pastries, green juices and avocado toast. All of the food is beautifully fully presented and tastes delicious. If you are looking to start a health kick during your French stay try one of their juice cleanses. With a location just near the Jardin de Luxembourg, there is no better way to start a day than a wander through the gardens followed by breakfast at Judy.

18 Rue de Fleurus, 6eme.

From 8am M-F and 9am on weekends, to see more visit here.

Le Hibou

Looking for something a little more classic? Le Hibou in the trendy Marais district is a classic option. Perfectly situated to people watch, our favourite time to visit is in autumn and the cooler months for the cosy interior and classic French dishes.

16 Carrefour de l’Odeon 75006 Paris. Click here for opening hours.


The contemporary styled Gramme wouldn’t be out of place in New York’s East Village, but of course it has a classic Parisian twist that makes it unmistakably French. Try the rustic tartlettes, boiled eggs or the house made granola and get your Parisian day off to a great tasting start.

86 Rue des Archives, 75003 Paris

Want more? Click here for some of our favourite Paris hotspots and here for a tour of Christophe-Nicolas Biot’s Parisian apartment.

6 comments on “Where to Eat Breakfast in Paris

  1. Magnificent….wish I was there now

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  3. I have never been to Paris. I have a family neighbor and friend who traveled to Paris many years ago, toured, and ate there.

    She told me that Paris was one of the favorite places she Paris! visited. She absolutely still loves those paris memories!

    • eatliveescape

      It is a really lovely city and the beautiful food you remember for a long time!

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