You dream of going out for brunch in one of your favourite addresses, or even better, to test a new one? Do It In Paris has resolved this lockdown whimsy with 5 great brunches to be enjoyed in bed.
THE MOST FOODPORN: SEASON
We all know the most popular coffee-shop in the Marais, created by the bubbly entrepreneur Cathy Closier, big fave of the most influential Parisiennes and visiting stars. Always highly creative, Cathy can delocalize her great concept in your home. For once, you won’t have to stand in line.
On the programme of treats: all the comfort food best-sellers, starting with healthy delights such as avocado toast with or without gluten (€11), the magic blue bowl (€11) or the vegan burger (€17), green pancakes with maple syrup, cream of white chocolate, blue berries, pecans (€11), the pastrami sandwich (€16) or the chicken naan with peanut sauce (€1). Their must-test novelty: the grilled chocolate hazelnut sandwich (€9): amazing!
Season at Home, by Click & Collect at Season Marais, 1 Rue Charles François Dupuis, Paris 75003 from 8:45 to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday or delivered at home within a 7km distance.
THE MOST PARISIAN: SÉBASTIEN GAUDARD
Virtuoso pastry chef, Sébastien Gaudard, a native from the Lorraine, continues to delight his elegant fans in the marvellous setting of his Belle Epoque tea salon. On a silver platter and silk sheets, you will enjoy this Parisienne brunch where the chef sets forth a superb interpretation of all the classics in the French repertoire (his croque-monsieur and ham croissant are irresistible!). To be tested at least once in a lifetime.
On the programme of treats: a traditional ficelle bread as well as pains au chocolat and croissant, a red berries and apricot pot of jam, tea and freshly squeezed orange juice, pastries and small tarts. Now just take your pick amongst this savoury signature dishes: croque-monsieur, croque saumon, small patés, quiche lorraine, ham/comet croissant.
Brunch formula at €39 for 2 on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 am to 8pm by Click & Collect at the Sébastien Gaudard shop on 22 Rue des Martyrs, Paris 75009. By delivery €49 inside Paris. Order before noon by calling: 01 71 18 24 70
THE MOST CALIFORNIAN: CALI SISTERS
After the ultra mediatized launch of Cali Sisters post-lockdown 1, this “just like in Los Angeles” cantina opened by the Vigand sisters encountered a wild success to such a point it was very hard to get a reservation. If you have not tested it yet, the launch of their highly instagramable Cali to Go brunch at home is a great foodie op.
On the programme of treats: signature granola with vegan coconut milk or famer yogurt (9€), the pulled pork burger and house mayo (€15), the cult tacos (€11), the famous multi-grain waffles, maple syrup better (€11) or the pasta with truffle and farmer sausage (€19).
Cali to Go, Brunch every weekend, available by Click & Collect at 17 Rue Notre Dame des Victoires, Paris 75002 or on Deliveroo.
THE MOST GLUTEN FREE: NOGLU
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A real pioneer of gluten free (vegan option on demand) founded by Frédérique Jules, you are at the heart of the couture address where all the twigs and stars in Paris who avoid wheat flour at all costs rush over to. Phew: Noglu has imagined an ultra-gourmet and healthy brunch to dig into without feeling guilty nor have any digestion issues
On the programme of treats: freshly squeezed juice, no gluten smoked salmon or veggie bagel with roasted vegetables and pesto, granola with fruits and coconut milk yogurt (wild!) without forgetting their maple syrup pancakes and no gluten viennoiseries (€21 per person, €39 for 2).
To be ordered on the site of Noglu, by Click & Collect, Monday to Saturday, 15, Rue Basfroi Paris 75011 and brunch deliveries from Monday to Saturday in Paris immediate suburbs.
THE MOST BAKERY ORIENTED: BENOÎT CASTEL
He is amongst the most coveted bakers in the capital. And with reason. Everything that Benoît Castel touches is exceptionally delicious. We had already spoken of his amazing breakfast to be sampled in one of his boulangeries of the 11th and 20 th. Now you can enjoy his tasty brunch in bed, thanks to a very appealing “take out” formula.
On the programme of treats: buckwheat pancakes with eggs and bacon + house yogurt covered with home-made granola as well as stewed fresh fruit and honey+ freshly squeezed orange juice (17€).
To be ordered on the site of Benoît Castel. Click & collect from 150 Rue de Ménilmontant, Paris 75020, 72 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, Paris 75011 and 11 rue Sorbier, Paris 75020 for delivery.