“Bruncher” has become an established verb in the French capital, where I recently spent 6 months living (read all about my Year Abroad Paris Experience here and my Top Madrid Brunch Spots here!). The Parisians have become obsessed with “brunching”. Brunch is SO much more than just a breakfast-lunch hybrid; it involves slow and indulgent weekend meals (my particular favourite being Avocado Toast), a frothy cappuccino, and often a cocktail or two!
So if you’re heading to Paris and want an excuse to lie in bed for an extra couple of hours on a Sunday, eat pancakes until you can’t move and catch up with friends over a more than just a croissant, then head to one of the restaurants below. You can also check out my Insiders Guide to Paris for the Health Bloggers Community here.
Season – Located in the heart of Le Marais area, the chic décor will make you feel like you’re in a healthy hotspot in LA. The vast menu offers superfood favourites such as açaí bowls and matcha smoothies, as well as various types of granola, cold-pressed juice and avocado on toast with poached eggs. Their take-away shop round the corner is also perfect to grab a veggie burrito to eat in a nearby green space.
Judy’s – Situated on a gorgeous street corner in the sophisticated district of Saint-Germain-des-Près, this is the ideal spot for people watching, smoothie-in-hand. Their grain bowls are composed of quinoa, lentils and various salads, and they offer an array of desserts with gluten-free and dairy-free options.
Love Juice Bar – Best known for its wonderfully thick “nice-cream” bowls – creamy satisfying smoothie bowls that taste more like dessert. Each “nice-cream” flavour is incredible in its own right, but my favourites include the peanut butter bowl, chocolate bowl and mango & passion fruit bowl. This place also serves the absolute best avocado toast in town.
Love Juice Bar
Paperboy – If you’re looking for a cute relaxed hangout spot on a Sunday morning, this is the place to be. Famous for its brunch burgers, pancakes and soft-boiled eggs. Located near Place de la République, the minimalist wooden décor is complete with old-school American diner products.
Café Oberkampf – From granola with yoghurt or almond milk, to butterbean and sun-dried tomato salad, to the most heavenly cappuccinos, this it-restaurant has it all!
Café Méricourt – From the same owner as the much-loved Café Oberkampf, Café Méricourt is famous for its spicy shakshuka alongside pancake stacks and other brunch staples. Don’t forget to make reservations online unless you want to spend your morning standing in the queue!
BOL Porridge Bar – This adorably tiny café is the definition of cosy, serving the ultimate hug-in-a-bowl: oatmeal, with every topping imaginable! Keep it classic with sliced banana and granola, go tropical with kiwi and toasted coconut chips, or channel your sweet tooth with a pool of melted peanut butter and chocolate chips!
For more tips on what to do in Paris, don’t forget to read my post on my Year Abroad Experience in Paris.
I’ve also written about my Top 11 Brunch Spots in Madrid.
If you try out any of these restaurants, tag me in a photo on Instagram @elibrechernutrition– I’d love to hear your thoughts!