My Favorite Breakfast Places & Cafés in Paris

My Favorite Breakfast Places & Cafés in Paris

Hello there! If you love cafés and Paris as much as I do, this is a great post for you! In the following, I will list to you all the best places for coffee in Paris, as well as where to get breakfast or delicious pastries and sweet treats in Paris. These breakfast places and Cafés in Paris have been selected very carefully by me and whenever I go back, I will make sure to explore more places and find more cafés and breakfast places in Paris, France for you!

Café Panis

There is no place to eat I love more in Paris than Café Panis! For me, this is the ultimate wonderful Parisian Café and dining experience. It is located directly next to Notre Dame and yet the fairest pricing for their drinks and food, it is amazing! I just love its ambiance, its food, and its overall Parisianness!

So due to its location, Café Panis is surrounded by awesome attractions like the Shakespeare & Company Bookstore & Square René Viviani. Furthermore, you can find Sainte-Chapelle & Fontaine Saint-Michel within only a short walking reach, making it ideally located.

Café Kitsune

Rumor has it that the Cafe Kitsune is the it place to have your coffee or matcha. So much actually that depending on the time of day you arrive at the stylish place, you will have to wait in line to place your order. Also, all the girlies don’t just drink their caffeinated beverages in the café but rather bring their fancy cups for a stroll through the Palais Royale.

Café Le Buci

One of my very set rules in life is that a rainy day in Paris is better than a sunny day elsewhere. And I love rainy Paris. But it can also be quite annoying to walk around in wet clothes because you just can’t escape heavy rain. But luckily, Paris has a lovely café at almost every corner which you can use as shelter from the rain. That is exactly how I found Café Le Buci! This charming little Parisian café has a wonderful interior (like ALL the cafés in Paris) and served us some great sandwiches while we waited for the rain to pass.

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cafes in paris - sitting in cafe buci

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Le Recrutement Café

Now we get to an Insta-famous café! I mean there is no way Le Recrutement Café couldn’t become this known. With its iconic sign, its red details, and the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop, it is just as Parisian as it gets.

My Favorite Breakfast Places & Cafés in Paris

Furthermore, it is also a wonderful place to have breakfast. I know ever since “Emily in Paris” we are all for sure obsessed with omelets. And let me assure you, the ones from Recrutement Café are amazing. Sided with a super foamy latte macchiato and a croissant your Parisian breakfast is totally complete!

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Le Pré

I am always on the hunt for the perfect Parisian cafés and one that matches my definition of a Parisian café in almost total perfection is the Café Bar Le Pré in Saint Germain de Prés. Recently I spent a weekend in Paris and I enjoyed the breakfast in the Café Le Pré so much! It was the perfect cozy and romantic place. Sitting there next to the window, catching a few wonderful rays of sunshine while eating my croissant was the best thing I can imagine! 

A beautiful breakfast platter at Le Pre, one very cosy café in Saint Germain.

Café Boheme in Montparnasse

I always love excessive breakfasts and sugary treats. At Café Boheme in Montparnasse, I found the most wonderful place to have both! They have a wonderful breakfast selection, including iconic French Brioche Perdue, the most chocolatey chocolate lava cake, and my personal highlight – a blondie.

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cafes in paris - brioche perdue cafe boheme

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Café Flore

If you are a fashion fan, you will know what the Cafe de Flore is famous for. If not, let me explain. My fellow countryman Karl Lagerfeld who lived and breathed Parisian life once declared that the Café de Flore is his favorite café in Paris and of course, I had to try it eventually. I went there for breakfast and going there is an experience worth remembering! However, if I am being totally honest, you can’t deny that you mostly pay for its name and fame. Therefore visiting the Café Flore should only be on your Paris itinerary if you wish to step into Karl Lagerfelds’ footsteps. If you are not, countless other Parisian cafés are just as charming as Café Flore but will cost you only half the price.

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A lot of people will now shake their heads reading my blog post. That is because I recommend something here that is quite obvious to the most. However, I do not want a single person to miss out on my favorite sweet snack ever. Maison Ladurée is famous for its macarons. If you want to enjoy them, there are two ways. You can either buy a pack of them in one of their pretty gift boxes and have them next to one of Paris’ beautiful sights, like the Eiffel Tower, or you can also sit in and have them along with a coffee or a hot chocolate.

Eating Macarons at Ladurée

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Afternoon treats with coffee and macarons!
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Having the macarons next to Eiffel Tower!

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My name is Paula and I love to travel and explore our beautiful world. Stamps in my passport and adding countries to the list of places I have visited is what makes me truly happy. With this blog, I want to help you explore our world too.

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