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The 10 best breakfast spots in Paris

Published On 09/16/2014 Published On 09/16/2014
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1. Holybelly 19 rue Lucien Sampaix, Paris, 75010

Located in the 10th, this innovative eatery by the Canal is perfect for a classic breakfast. Dive into their pancakes and eggs, or stop in when it's less busy and slowly sip some of the finest coffee drinks in the city.

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2. Frenchie To Go 9 rue du Nil, Paris, 75002

You'll find fancier restos in Paris, but fare doesn't get more solid than at Frenchie, which does a variety of sandwiches and a quality fish & chips.

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3. Lockwood 73 rue d'Aboukir, Paris, 75002

Located in the 2nd arrondissement, these guys do coffee by day and craft cocktails by night (both of which are excellent), in a space with high ceilings and a comfy atmosphere.

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4. Coquelicot 24 rue des Abbesses, Paris, 75018 (Monmartre)

Located in Montmartre, this fast-paced bakery doles out a number of fresh edibles from breads to pastries, and they also feature a pair of breakfast menus loaded with options such as their oeuf à la coque, which are semi-boiled eggs served with bread slices to dip in the yolk.

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5. Claus 14 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Paris, 75001

This 1st arrondissement spot is a chic delicatessen that specializes in all things breakfast, which means if you need to stock up before treating yourself to a casual breakfast picnic on the Seine, this is the place to come.

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6. Eggs & Co. 11 rue Bernard Palissy, Paris, 75006 (St Germain Des Pres)

Nothing says “brunch” more than a plate of eggs, and as the name would have you believe, that’s the specialty at this Saint-Germain breakfast/brunch spot.

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7. Café Smörgås 11 rue du Château d'Eau, Paris, 75010

Northern Europeans are known for their breakfast savvy, so why not hit up a cafe that pays homage to its Swedish roots? Smörgås means sandwich in Swedish, and yes, we’re talking the open-faced kind. There’s a breakfast menu from which you can get gets you two sandwiches, a dark filter coffee, and a freshly pressed juice for 7€, making it one of the better breakfast deals in town.

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8. Marlette 51 rue des Martyrs, Paris, 75009

Started as an organic bake mix company, the sisters behind Marlette are all about tasty sweet treats, especially for breakfast. You’ll find an assortment of muffins and even pancakes, as well as French classics like oeuf à la coque.

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9. Coutume Café 47 rue de Babylone, Paris, 75007 (St Germain Des Pres)

In the heart of the 7th arrondissement, Coutume Café is far from the traditional Parisian cafe. For one, it sources its speciality coffee from all over the world. Its drip coffee, espresso, and cold brews are popular with the expat set, and it also serves sweet and savory breakfast and lunch dishes. It has a modern, industrial decor that looks more Portland than Paris.

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10. Twinkie Breakfasts 167 rue Saint-Denis, Paris, 75002

Located in the 2nd arrondissement, Twinkie Breakfasts is giving the love to all the places in the world that love a big breakfast. Smoked salmon for the Scandinavian brunch, bacon for the British one, and pancakes for the Americans.