Apr 3rd, 2018, 06:30 PM

The Top Five Brunch Spots of Paris' Right Bank

By Joan Jessiman
Image Credit: Instagram/ @RepubliqueofCoffee
Trendy, Insta-worthy bunch spots that won't break the bank.

Brunch is becoming a meal that more and more people have enjoyed taking part in. Sunday brunch is out- now, any day of the week is a day for indulging on some tasty brunch food. Many solely brunch-serving restaurants are popping up, and pre-existing restaurants have created specific brunch menus in hopes of luring in some brunch-goers. Whether you’re looking for a traditional American brunch filled with pancakes, bacon, and eggs or a more minimalistic French brunch, there are tons of places around Paris that will cater to your cravings. Here are some tasty places that will keep your tab well under 20 euros.

1. SEASON

Address: 1 Charles-François Dupuis Street, 75003 Paris
Opening hours: 7 days/week 8:30-23:30
Price: 10-15 euros
Metro: Temple, Republique

Season is located on a quiet street lined with many tiny cafes and restaurants. If you’re not paying attention, it’s easy to miss. Season is a mix of a coffee bar,  juice bar, and restaurant all wrapped into one. Brunch is served all day here and, regardless of when you eat, you won’t be disappointed with their healthy options. The restaurant itself is small and minimalistic, with white walls and small accents of black and gold. Tables are big and meant to be shared, so expect some other brunchers to be squeezed in next to you. The menu is small and offers a choice of around 10 dishes. All of their brunch options have the option of being gluten free as well.  The menu changes every three months in order use the freshest, locally-sourced produce. Enjoy anything from salmon and avocado toast to matcha green pancakes piled high with exotic fruits. There are fresh pressed juices and a large choice of coffees that can be made to order. Order at the bar, eat in or to take away and, regardless, Season won’t disappoint.


Image Credit: Instagram/ @SeasonParis
 

2. BENEDICT

Address:19 Rue Sainte-Croix of Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris
Opening hours: 7 days/week 12:00pm-15:00/17:30-23:00
Price:14-20 euros
Metro: Hotel de Ville, Saint-Paul

Benedict is the perfect place if you're looking for a filling brunch to sustain you for the day. Located in the busy Marais, Benedict is a favorite for tourists and locals alike. The restaurant opens at 12pm and normally has a line of brunchers waiting around the block. Benedict, unlike many trendy brunch places, is quite large and can serve many people at once. The large venue offers seating at the bar, inside, or in the covered courtyard. Benedict serves a large array of eggs benedict (quite obviously from the name). From original, to cheddar, to truffle eggs benedict there is something delicious for everyone. If you're not an eggs benedict lover, the menu offers an array of other options from burgers to sandwiches to salads. Whatever you decide on, just remember that the portions are large and a side dish might be overkill. The waiters are very friendly and, for the most part, speak English if French isn't your forte. If you're in or around the Maris and starved from shopping, stop in at Benedict for food that will fill you up and not drain your pockets. Address 


Image Credit: Instagram/Benedict
 

3. REPUBLIQUE OF COFFEE

Address:2 boulevard Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris
Opening hours: 7 days/week 8:00-19:30
Price: 8-13 euros
Metro: Temple, Republique

Republique of Coffee is situated just a block from Place de la Republique in the 10th arrondissement.  This trendy palace is known for its big neon sign, delicious coffee, and Mexican-style cooking.  The interior of the restaurant is minimalistic yet welcoming with its painted brick walls and metal wire chairs.  The tables always have fresh flowers that change with the season.  Their menu has various options that are protein packed, such as veggie bowls with sweet potato and avocado, vegan tacos or burritos, as well as beautifully presented acai bowls. Vegan and vegetarian dishes are their specialty. With seating offered in a covered outside section as well, this spot is great for people watching. 

My Personal Recommendation: El California Bowl -Rice and Quinoa base, red cabbage, sweet potato, cheese, market sprouts, creamy black beans, avocado, radish, cactus, and homemade pickles (all for 13 euros).


Image Credit: Instagram/ @RepubliqueofCoffee
 

4. BOL PORRIDGE BAR

Address: 76 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75010 Paris
Opening hours: Weekdays 8:30-14:30
Closed: Saturday/Sundays
Price: 10 euros
Metro: Cadet, Poissonniere

Bol Porridge Bar is a cozy restaurant that specializes in porridge (or oatmeal for you Americans). The staff is very welcoming and take the time to explain the bowls of the day and the specials. There is always a daily bowl, set bowls on the menu, and build-your-own-bowls where you can choose what you want. Bol Porridge Bar serves breakfast and lunch and has options for both. If you don't want a sweet breakfast bowl, you can get salty bowls that are more veggie-based. The presentation and taste, regardless of what you order, is stunning. They use unique and seasonal produce that always produces an Insta-worthy picture. This cozy restaurant is very eco-friendly  and dishes are served with wooden biodegradable silverware. The best part is definitely the prices! Every option on their menu is less than 10 euros. Its the perfect place to have a tasty breakfast, enjoy the morning, and not break the bank.


Image Credit: Instagram/BolPorridgeBar
 

5. MUSCOVADO

Address: 1 Rue Sedaine, 75011 Paris
Opening hours: Sat/Sun/Mon 10:00-17:00 Thurs/Fri 9:00-18:00
Closed: Tuesday/Wednesday
Price: 10-19 euros
Metro: Chemin Vert, Breguet Sabin

This small Filipino restaurant was opened by two sisters who love to cook and bake. This is a great place if you want friendly service in a non touristy spot that serves breakfast all day. If you want something light, try their granola bowls or avocado toast. If you're feeling something more substantial, get their Cuban sandwich- it comes on a toasted baguette with confit of duck, ham, Emmental, and cornichons (10 euros) or the Haddock burger with pickled cucumber. Their portions are generous, and you'll never leave hungry. Muscovado does amazing coffee with a huge selection of different drinks and beans, perfect to drink with their donuts that are filled with fruit jellies. If you're just passing by, grab one of these sweet mini donuts. You wont regret it. Muscovado is the perfect place to relax with a coffee, get some work done and indulge on some delicious food.


Image Credit: Instagram/Muscovado