Whether you’re looking for the traditional French breakfast of a buttery croissant and café au lait, a stack of delicious American pancakes, or a healthy fruit juice to get you going in the morning before you peruse Paris, INSIDR has got you covered. Scroll down to discover some of our top breakfast picks… 


Un petit déjeuner très français

A freshly baked croissant and tasty coffee is sometimes all that is required to fuel you in the morning. Good job you're in Paris and that's not hard to come by! Check out some of our favourites... 

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This quirky café and bar is a favourite with young Parisian locals, it's also the perfect pit stop for a cheap traditional French breakfast! 

Open 9am- 2am daily, 168 Rue Saint Martin, 3rd arrondissement


Located just a stone throw from Palais Royal and the Louvre, this homely coffee shop is the ideal place to stop for breakfast before a trip to these historic sites. Their 'tartine’ breakfast (for a very reasonable €5.50) which gets you unlimited bread, plus their delicious selection of spreads is the perfect breakfast treat!

Open Monday to Sat: 8:30am-6:30pm and Sunday 9:30am-3pm, 33 rue de Richelieu, 1st arrondissement 

For more information, check out their Facebook page 


For something a little more gourmet, the breakfasts offered by La Galerie in the luxury Plaza Athenee hotel are quite something! You can expect an impressive platter of homemade French viennoiseries, including raspberry brioche with a raspberry crust and raspberry purée filling, Chocolate brioche with a chocolate crust and chocolate filling, mini pain au chocolat… tempting n’est pas?

Open daily: 8am- 1:30pm, 25 Avenue Montaigne, 8th arrondissement

Check their website for more information


Nothing but top notch French baking is available in this establishment! Thierry Marx is a renowned Michelin star chef with a passion of baking, with all the credentials to go with, so he really does know how to make the perfect croissant! 

Open Monday-Saturday from 7:30am to 8pm, 51 rue de Laborde, 8th arrondissement 



Here are some cafés which serve some delicious healthy breakfasts that are worth getting up for, including gluten free and vegan options... 

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This porridge bar, is the first of its kind in Paris. It offers a wide selection of colourful and delicious porridge bowls, available in both vegan and gluten-free varieties. 

Open Monday- Friday: 7:30am- 4pm and Saturday: 9:30am-4pm, 76 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 10th arrondissement 

Check their website for more information


This is THE new vegan and gluten-free healthy spot in Paris. We recommend you try their bullet proof coffee and crème Budwig for breakfast, as well as try one of unusual, but tasty, cold pressed juices. 

Open Monday to Friday: 8am-7pm and Saturday and Sunday: 9am- 7pm, 55 rue Charlot, 3rd arrondissement

Check out their website for more information


This bakery prepares entirely and naturally gluten-free baked goods for you to grab the perfect kick-starter to your day! 

Open Tuesday to Sunday: 9am– 8pm, 14 rue Ternaux, 11th arrondissement

Check their website for more information


A good brew 

For all those who are not fully awake and ready to face the world before a good old cuppa joe, here are some of our favourite places that serve amazing coffee. 

 Photo credit: Coutume Instituutti  Facebook page

Photo credit: Coutume Instituutti Facebook page


This place is a coffee heaven; from the hand selected coffee beans, to the roasting techniques to the baristas skills, you are guaranteed a top notch coffee at Terres de Café. 

Open Monday to Friday 9am- 7pm, 40 rue des Blancs Manteaux, 4th arrondissement 

Check out their website for more information, you can also read our article about Terres de Café 


This trendy café is located inside the Swedish Institute and serves quality coffee from the local Coutume roasters. They also serve a delicious range of baked goods and have a delightful breakfast menu to enjoy alongside your tasty coffee! 

Monday- Saturday: 9am- 6pm and Sunday: 10am- 6pm, 60 rue des Écoles ou 33 rue Sommerard, 5th arrondissement

Check out their website for more information 


This café is a wonderful mélange between a boulangerie, food lab and coffee bar, serving the amazing Belleville brûlerie coffee, the local micro-roaster found here in Paris. 

17-19 bis rue Bréguet, 11th arrondissement 

Check their Facebook page for more information, you can also read our article about Ten Belles Bread  



If you are looking for a hearty breakfast here are some of our favourite cafés which serve both great food in generous portions and good coffee... 

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Photo credit: Holybelly Facebook page


This Melbourne style café has become one of the most popular breakfast spots in the city for trendy Parisians, so much so that there is often a lengthy wait at peak breakfast/ brunch time! Their menu is wonderfully creative and will fill you right up for the day ahead.

Open Monday and Thursday: 9am-5pm (last orders 2:15pm and Saturday and Sunday: 10am- 5pm (last orders: 3:15pm), 

19 rue Lucien Sampaix, 10th arrondissement

Check their website for more information 


This snug little place, as its name suggests, is a master in the art of breakfast making. They serve themed prix-fixe breakfast menus – American, English, Greek and more, which are served all day! The Scandinavian one comes with a Nordic riff on eggs Benedict (with smoked salmon), and there’s also a gluten-free version.

Open daily: 10am-5pm, 167 rue Saint-Denis, 10th arrondissement 

Check out their Facebook page for more info 



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