The 5 best places for weekend brunch
1) Hôtel Panache
The restaurant of the lovely Hôtel Panache, in a bustling neighbourhood in between the Grands Boulevards and the Folies Bergères, serves a delicious brunch every weekend. On the menu: eggs any style, seasonal dishes and some superb desserts. Invite your friends or family here for a heart-warming brunch before setting out to explore the capital.
2) Mama Shelter
On weekends the brunch buffet at this alternative boutique hotel is one of the most popular in the capital. The dishes change regularly to ensure that everything looks appetizing, lush and refined. There is something to suit everyone’s tastes, including a parmentier of duck or Nutella and whipped cream waffles for the hungry. If you prefer something healthier then choose the quinoa salad or a soup. The pace is leisurely here and you are welcome to spend the whole afternoon in your club sofa while the kids are gamboling around.
This unusual restaurant grew from the idea of receiving people as you would at home. Bambi Sloan, the decorator, converted this warehouse into a quirky and friendly place with an eclectic blend of styles. The Sunday brunch is therefore served in the library or the bedroom where the bed is used as a bench. The highlight of this copious formula definitely is the dessert buffet. Eat without guilt before heading off for a game of ping-pong.
4) Ma Cocotte
Although this place does not serve a traditional brunch but a series of ‘chic snacks’ it is the ideal place for a break during a visit to the flea market. Philippe Starck designed this airy and cosy restaurant, combining his own creations with objects from the flea market. There are several dishes for sharing on the menu including Sunday lunch staples like roasted farm chicken for four and comforting desserts for winter weekends.
The ideal place for a Sunday lunch for anyone with a sweet tooth or who loves interior design. This patisserie shop and salon de thé, which is frequented by the locals, has two options from which to choose, which the chef defines as ‘a glorious mix of colours and flavours’. The menu features traditional pastries as well as inventive salads, fruit cocktails and the chef’s own delectable creations.
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