Best Brunch Spots in the Marais
The Marais is known for being the trendy, artsy soul of Paris. But the Marais’ hip status means it’s also known as one of the top brunch areas in the city. The foodie scene is constantly changing there, so here’s an insider’s guide to the best brunch spots in the Marais.
Café Carette in the Marais
If you’re on the hunt for an indulgent, classically French brunch spot in the Marais, look no further than Café Carette. With locations in the most iconic Parisian locales like Place des Vosges and Trocadero, Café Carette looks just as good as its food tastes. From baguettes to crêpes to a perfect French omelette, Carette is about as traditional as they come.
You’ll feast upon traditional French brunches here; with plenty of à la carte offerings. All that’s left is to decide which route to go: sweet or savory? This is a tough decision at Carette because everything is good. I usually end up getting a savory main dish like scrambled eggs and then one of their famous pastries after.
café carette place des vosges – 25 Place des Vosges, 75003 Paris
metro station: saint-paul
opening hours: open daily 7:30AM//midnight
Le Ju’ in the Marais
It’s impossible to miss the colorful Le Ju’ as you’re strolling along the Rue des Archives. This café is easily recognizable by the dozens of rainbow umbrellas decorating their facade. But locals know Le Ju’ for being of the best Sunday brunch spots in the Marais.
Stop in on Sunday for the ultimate unlimited brunch offerings. Their menu will set you back €24, which isn’t bad at all for the area (or the food you get). Scrambled eggs, fruit salad, pastries, and cakes make up brunch fare at Le Ju’. Plus, fresh-pressed juices and a creative coffee selection are of course included! And you should know that there are plenty of vegetarian options here as well.
le ju’ – 16 rue des archives 75003
metro station: hotel de ville
opening hours: open daily 7aM//2AM
brunch hours: sundays 11AM//4PM
BigLove Caffé in the Marais
Part of the highly-acclaimed Big Mamma Group, the BigLove Caffé is the Italian chains’ rendition of brunch. Not only one of the best brunch spots in the Marais, I think you’ll find BigLove Caffé serves up on of the best brunches in the capital. Right in the heart of the Marais, BigLove offers an amazing brunch and a cozy escape from the busy surrounding area.
The menu has classic and more inventive brunch offerings, including sweet and savory dishes to please everyone. While the vibe is certainly Italian, you can expect to see French and American touches in the food as well. So what will it be? Perhaps their famous pancakes, the homemade museli, or something more decadent like the lobster pasta? It’s up to you what to choose, and it’s all delicious.
The interior is rather small however, and they don’t take reservations. So on weekend mornings you’ll probably have to wait a little while. But you know what they say, the longer the wait, the better the food tastes.
biglove caffé – 30 rue debelleyme 75003, Paris
metro station: filles du calvaire
monday – wednesday 12PM//2:30PM and 7PM//10:30PM
thursday – friday 12PM//2:30PM and 6:45//11PM
saturday – sunday 10AM3:30PM and 7PM//11PM
Les Bonnes Soeurs in the Marais
Les Bonnes Soeurs is just the kind of place you could expect to find on the edge of the foodie Marais neighborhood. Chic, minimalist, and inventive in terms of their cuisine, Les Bonnes Soeurs is one of the best brunches in the Marais. And one of the most budget-friendly, too!
Their copious menu with dishes like poké, eggs Benedict and a cheeseburger make for the perfect indulgence after a long night out. On Sunday, you can have a full brunch menu for €24, which includes all kinds of sweet and savory treats. Les Bonnes Soeurs is the kind of place you leave in a far better mood (and a way fuller belly) than when you arrived. The friendly service and heartwarming dishes seem to have that effect.
les bonnes soeurs – 8 rue du pas de la mule, 75003 Paris
metro station: breguet-sabin
monday – friday 12PM//3PM and 7PM//11PM
saturday12PM//4:30PM and 7PM//11PM
sunday 11AM//4:30PM and 7PM//11PM
Benedict in the Marais
Calling all brunch lovers: you don’t want to miss this spot!
Benedict is a brunch spot in the Marais specializing in.. Yep you guessed it right; eggs Benedict. They have eight different varieties of eggs benny to choose from, including variations with avocado, truffle or even tuna tartar.
But if you’re in the mood for something a little more traditionally French, Benedict has you covered. Their appetizer selection is reminiscent of a French bistro with offerings such as foie gras topping the list. The rest of the menu is fairly expected; burgers, steaks, salads, fish. While all is tasty, the brunch is the real star of the show at Benedict. There’s a reason for the name, after all!
benedict – 19 rue sainte croix de la bretonnerie 75004, Paris
metro station: rambuteau or hotel de ville
opening hours: monday – friday 12PM//3PM and 7:30PM//11PM
weekends 12PM//5PM and 7:30PM//11:30PM
Wild and the Moon in the Marais
If you’re on the hunt for a healthy brunch in the Marais, you should check out Wild and the Moon. Their concept is all organic, plant-based, food and cold-pressed juices that make you feel good. Wild and the Moon was the first large-scale healthy food chain in and around Paris. Today there are several locations around the city, or you can get your goodies to go. And even though they’ve expanded a lot, I still find the quality of their ingredients to be really high.
Wild and the Moon is perhaps one of the more unexpected spots on my list, but I think you’ll agree it’s one of the best brunches in the Marais, even in Paris! Settle in to one of their cozy boutiques ad let your imagination run wild. Having a meal here is an opportunity to let your imagination run wild! With dishes like moon bowls, or dragon fruit chia puddings, you’ll have the chance to explore new flavors and learn about super foods or ingredients you’ve never heard of before.
wild and the moon – 55 rue charlot 75003, paris
metro station: filles du calvaire
opening hours: monday – friday 8AM//10PM
Le Café Charlot in the Marais
The charming Café Charlot is next up on my guide to the best brunch spots in the Marais. Located just steps from the Marché des Enfants Rouges in the true heart of the Marais, Café Charlot is an excellent place to stop and refuel at time of the day. Unlike many other spots in the area, they stay open all day long and serve food until midnight! So you have tasty options at any hour, especially if you need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
While their burgers and classic café fare are delightful, Café Charlot’s true specialty is brunch. There are a couple of set menus available – both hearty and one even more decadent than the last. Pastries, soft-boiled eggs, eggs Benedict, omelettes, museli and fruit; you’ll find it all here. If you’re hoping to try a classic Parisian style brunch, this spot will serve you well!
café charlot – 38 rue de bretagne 75003
metro station: filles du calvaire
opening hours: open daily 7AM//2AM
Season in the Marais
Easily remaining one of the trendiest juice bars/brunch spots in the Marais for a couple years, Season is also one of the best in my opinion. While admittedly crowded (especially on weekend mornings), Season provides consistently tasty food in a cozy cadre. And at decent prices for the neighborhood!
Situated right in front of the Carreau de Temple, it’s hard to beat this central Marais café spot. You can have a main dish and a drink at Season for €15, which is pretty filling. Their offerings include dishes like avocado eggs Benedict, their delightful maple and bacon pancakes or even an açai bowl. If you’re aiming for a brunch in the Marais on a weekend morning, my advice is to get there early. This place fills up quick!
season – 1 Rue Charles-François Dupuis, 75003 Paris
metro station: temple
opening hours: open daily 8:30am//11PM
Now you have a guide to the best brunches in the Marais! I hope you’ll try some of these places, and don’t forget to take some time to explore one of the most exquisite neighborhoods in Paris. Click here to learn more about our guided walking tours of the Marais!
I hope to see you soon in Paris!