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Breakfast is tough in Paris. Le sigh. They’ve got their boulangeries down pat, with a wealth of choices at the break of dawn…and I’m definitely not saying I don’t adore those, but what about sit in breakfast places, with savory or sweet? Somewhere that doesn’t just care about being cool that is just open early with yummy food for a quick pop in before work? After breakfasts out in the states over Christmas break, I realized how much Paris is lacking something in that area. Perhaps my American needs are too much for the Parisians. No but really. There are honestly only a handful of places where you can dine in get something other than a croissant before work in this town! Not to mention that ironically the new stuff opening is all in one area (cough, 11th) so unless you live or work in the 11th, it’s not worth the trek for that pre-work treat and espresso outing. I don’t want a 24euro too-huge-to-finish-brunch. I just want eggs or a breakfast burrito!

One thing that is nice though, is that there is always room at Ladurée. I’m not one who splurges often on things like macaroons (although, I do adore them!), but a simple breakfast at Ladurée is always cozy and spot on: 2 fried eggs, delicious tea, or french toast if you’re feeing crazy… (Just to be clear, don’t worry, their fried eggs don’t cost as much as their pastries). Plus, I’ve always been a fan of the boho chic and vintage atmosphere of Ladurée, topped with its pastel paneled teacups and silver teapots. Darling Hana met me at the Ladurée on the Champs for a breakfast one chilly morning. It was the perfect setting for a girly catch up. There’s always that perfect table for two if you’re going on a weekday before work.

If anyone knows anything about the coming of age of Parisian breakfast, do fill me in. Until then, excuse the quick rant, I’ll stick to my handful of spots that I know for sure has eggs or a yummy treat and that won’t be packed with people with beards in the AM with a huge wait. Still waiting on a legit bagel place.

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  1. January 21, 2015

    Completely agree — I was dying for a breakfast burrito after a few months in Paris! Bread and pastries yes — something with an egg on it… not so easier to find. Which is why I would trek out of my way to the 11th for Hollybelly’s week long breakfast. Not nearly as expensive as others (cough, Rose bakery) and always so delicious and satisfying.

    Laduree is such a pretty and cosy spot. Glad you were able to get your fix here! Now these photos are making me hungry — time to go find breakfast =)

    xo

  2. January 21, 2015

    Such pretty photos, love Ladurée for always providing of pretty decent eye-candy!
    Seems to have been such a lovely time :)

  3. danielle #
    January 22, 2015

    i’ve been there once in london but this one looks so much nicer, love your photography!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin

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