Until quite recently, Paris wasn't known for its great breakfast scene or health buzz either for that matter. Parisian's typically grab a coffee and pastry to see them through until their first meal of the day, which is usually at lunchtime. With a host of venues now specialising in innovative breakfasts and brunches, here's a list of places we enjoy to for nourishment and natural energy. You may want to make a note of them for moments of hunger, hangover or general exhaustion during Paris Fashion Week. The French have always been famous for their great emphasis on top quality, freshly made and cleverly sourced ingredients and are experts at mastering the art of balance. You can have your croissant and eat it, and now you can wash it all down with a cold pressed juice or an adaptogenic latte! Bon appetit! Bonne vie!
Described as a 'dedicated place to feed your body and soul, the Glowing Café in the centre of Paris is one of the best places in the capital. for health foods and nourishing tonics and smoothies. The dining area is fuss-free, with surrounding shelves full of essential oils and balms. leaving the food to do the talking.
Tucked away in the heart of the Royal Palace, this tiny outpost of Kitsuné (more commonly known as the electronic record label and clothing brand of the same name) is a beautiful place for a quick matcha latte pit stop. If you're feeling brave and in need of a caffeine fix, the barista's know how to make a really good espresso; enjoy outside on the terrace and soak in the royal ambience.
A British bakery in the middle of Paris, we hear you cry?! It may sound like a strange concept given the allure of a fresh croissant but Rose Bakery is a master of homemade cakes and interesting salads, all made using organic and locally sourced ingredients. The café is a great place to pick up your store-cupboard essentials including granola and fresh veg.
FRENCHIE TO GO
Perhaps not the healthiest place to grab a bite on our list but as the French would say: Mangez bien, riez souvent, aimez beaucoup. Serving classic brunch fare (think bacon muffins and eggs benedict) with locally sourced coffee, Frenchie To Go combines ingredients from Britain with the best from their Parisian neighbours.
BOBS JUICE BAR
This tiny spot is a must-visit for quick nourishment on the go. Bob's Juice Bar serves a limited but by no means limiting daily menu with smoothies, shakes and cold-press juices alongside healthy breakfast options to takeaway or eat-in (if you can get a seat).
Up your fruit and vegetable intake during Paris Fashion Week with one of Juice Lab's nutritious tonics. Featuring roughly 3kg of fresh ingredients per drink, standout items from the menu include the Afterparty Juice (designed in time for fashion week, we sniff a hangover cure) and the L'Enfant Terrible.
COLETTE WATER BAR
Situated beneath the Colette store on, Colette Water Bar is a fun kombucha pitstop and a great place to grab a super cool lunch.
Visit Claus for the almond milk latte, a solid breakfast or a leisurely lunch then pop over the road to stock up on Qnola and other whole food goodies in their epicerie across the road.
Serving top-notch organic vegetarian food, Café Pinson is a welcoming place to enjoy a decent and nourishing meal during fashion week. The menu changes daily and includes whole food specials and fresh detox juices.
WILD AND THE MOON
Opened in March this year, Wild And The Moon is a Parisian staple for honest, natural foods. From superfood lattes, cold-pressed juices and smoothies to topped toasts and raw soups, every dish is totally unprocessed, plant-based, gluten-free and dairy-free.
Offering a menu that caters for every need, be it gluten-free, dairy-free or refined-sugar free, Season's salad bowls are one of our all time favourites. Other hearty healthy brunch options include shakshuka and marinated salmon.
The ideal spot for a laid back brunch with friends, Holybelly is a popular haunt with locals; relaxed staff, great locally roasted coffee and delicious food means the place is constantly packed out. Get there early to avoid queueing.
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Just a couple more of our favourite spots for coffee, teas and salad selections.