When a good friend is in town a must is making the perfect list of places to go.
While Rachel was in town this past summer we squeezed in almost all of my favorite Parisian spots. Colorova for brunch was pretty high on that list, and I was so excited that we were able to brunch here one summer morning with Valerie.
Colorova is so relaxing and has so much personality. The food is not only delicious, but preciously prepared. It is always a pleasure to pop in for even just a cuppa tea. I highly recommend this place for brunch.
47 rue de l’Abbé Grégoire
Tél: 01 45 44 67 56
Métro: Saint Placide (4), Sèvres-Babylone (10,12)
Brunch out on a summer day is always fantastic. The brunch scene in Paris has exploded, and it’s basically offered at every and any café in the city. One of my favorite spots is on one of the precious streets of Paris’s 7th arrondissement, L’Eclair.
I had been for a date with my honey, and couldn’t wait to try their brunch. When some girls who I met while in high school in Normandy were in town for the weekend, I figured it would be the perfect place to go on a Saturday morning for some nice conversation and some pastries.
The brunch at Eclair is 19 euros, and with it you get a coffee or tea of your choice, freshly squeezed orange juice, your own basket of pastries and sweets (even delicious cookies and brownies) and then eggs of your choice. Nadine, Sonia and Justine went with scrambled, I tried the oeuf à la coque. I had always wondered about them, and this was the first time I officially tried it, which made me a happy camper. It is a staple in the imagined French brunch, with the little glass cups that prop them up and strips of toast to dip.
We left quite stuffed.
Brunch on a terrace is one of the best thing about summer weekends.
32 rue Cler, 75007
Tél: 01 44 18 09 04
Métro: École Militaire/La Tour Maubourg (8)
Denver has got some French spunk. There are actually quite a few French restaurants… I never really realized just how many until after I left.
The restaurant Le Central will always have a place in my heart.
It’s actually where I had one of my first jobs when I was 16. As this was prior to me moving to France for a year of high school, my French skills were decent I didn’t have many opportunities to exchange in the language. I totally had a field day answering the phone “Bonjour, Le Central” really emphasizing that I could handle the French “r”. I remember when French people would walk in I was so nervous to speak with them. I have a vivid memory of when my AP French class went here for lunch together for a field trip my senior year of high school. We were required to order in French (there were French waiters there at the time) and practice certain vocabulary. It seems like another life ago, before I had the knowledge I have now of the language.
When I’m in Denver, my mom and I like to come here for lunch. Traditions are nice.
Le Central is the ‘taste of Provence’ in Denver. Their menu changes daily, and are known in the mile high city for their wonderful moules-frites lunch and weekend brunch. Not to mention that they make their baguettes in-house.
Reservations are recommended.
112 E. 8th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Tél: 303 863 8094