The 5 best places for weekend brunch in Paris

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.

restaurant area at Hôtel Panache in Paris

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.

interior of restaurant at Mama Shelter Paris

3) Derrière

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.

exterior terrace at Derriere Paris

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.

interior of Ma Cocotte

5) Borgo Delle Tovaglie

Browse this shop in a former factory for an exceptional range of tasteful home accessories, including bed linen and tableware, as well as custom-designed linen tablecloths. The restaurant serves a nice Italian buffet on Saturdays, with copious amounts of good local specialities. Expect a warm welcome. A nice place to shop and unwind.

restaurant interior of Borgo delle Taviglie

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