Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Breakfast in Paris

 

Yesterday Kirk asked me if I go out 

For breakfast everyday in Paris

I was a little surprised 

It’s true when I was a tourist 

I ate out most mornings

Sometimes I had TWO breakfasts 

Especially if I was doing 

Breakfast research ๐Ÿ”ฌ 

And sketching ✏️ onsite

I am ALWAYS available for a breakfast ☕️ invitation ๐Ÿ‘☺️

For coffee ☕️ or un verre de vin? ๐Ÿท not so much…I barely drink either.

Breakfast may be one of the best things about Paris besides the Eiffel Tower, among other high points…

Do you have a favorite place for petit dejeuner in Paris?

Maybe you like to go fancy and take breakfast 

In a palace hotel like Hotel Meurice 


Sometimes it’s worth it to splurge a little on breakfast ☺️ ‘Bucket list’ time ๐Ÿคธ‍♂️ ๐Ÿ‘

Or do you prefer a small nondescript Paris cafe?

Breakfast has become controversial. Once claimed the most important meal of the day, it’s been denigrated to a non-event. 

Some people don’t even bother. Some are on Intermittent Fasting and Keto regimes etc. Some will only have hot oatmeal with blueberries daily!

I was wondering…what did Napoleon eat for breakfast:
Boiled or poached eggs
An omelette
A small leg of mutton
A cutlet,
A filet of beef
Broiled breast of lamb
Or a chicken wing
Lentils, beans in a salad 
Wow! Occasionally I’ll have a hamburger ๐Ÿ” sans bun or small steak for breakfast. Now I know I’m in good company ☺️๐Ÿ‘

Kirk was very forthcoming: 
my favorite breakfast is a veggie omelette egg whites, dry cappuccino. 
Hmm…probably not on the menu at Cafe Le Bonaparte.
So what did you eat for p’tit dej in Paris & where?
   ๐Ÿฅ ☕️ ❤️ ☺️ ๐Ÿ™ Tell all PBers ๐Ÿ™ ☺️ ❤️ ☕️ ๐Ÿฅ
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36 comments:

  1. Ellen A4:32 AM

    Cafรฉ ร‰tincelle (which used to be called the Low Rider cafรฉ) on rue de Rivoli and rue Bourg-Tibourg often has a special weekday breakfast for about 11 euros that includes scrambled eggs, tartine or croissant, juice, and hot beverage. A pleasant location very close to the Hotel de Ville and across from the occasional street market on place Baudoyer. Get there before 10:00 am for the special, or the price goes up steeply!

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    1. Anonymous4:46 AM

      Thanks Ellen A ❤️
      Ah…just the kind of hot tip one wants to know about in Paris ๐Ÿ‘

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  2. Bonnie L6:42 AM

    Our absolute favorite is early Christmas morning walking down an empty blvd Saint Germain to Les Deux Magots…sitting at a table on the deserted terrace…facing the ร‰glise, with twinkling lights in the shrubbery…splashing out on the Sartre or Hemingway breakfast, ‘cause hey it’s Christmas!

    Or, any old morning in a Paris rental apartment; sending hubby out for croissants while I put the kettle on for a pot of tea, setting the table with Bordier butter, Ferber jam, freshly squeezed orange juice…sigh.

    Love your breakfast watercolors. ❤️

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    1. Anonymous9:19 AM

      Nothing deters you outdoorsy tree ๐ŸŒฒ types
      “Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep” Bonnie & Hubs from roamin in Paris
      According to Wikipedia, the original saying was spoken about 2500 years ago by the Greek historian, Herodotus

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    2. Anonymous11:04 PM

      Yum..going to Mulot for brioche ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  3. Love your last water color. The breakfast looks good at the Cafe St. Regis. I like the chair.๐Ÿ—ผ❤️

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    1. Anonymous9:20 AM

      Breakfast is Very GOOD at Cafe Regis ๐Ÿ‘

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  4. Anonymous8:50 AM

    We liked Le Flore on L’Ile. Staff spoke English and fully cooked my eggs! Lovely view of Notre Dame under construction and the occasional busker, sometimes with a piano, on the bridge.

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    1. Anonymous10:55 AM

      Is that the hotel ?

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    2. Anonymous11:03 PM

      Oh that’s a very nice place.
      I didn’t know they did breakfast too!

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  5. I prefer the watercolors:)But breakfasts away are always a treat.

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    1. Anonymous9:22 AM

      They are indeed - especially breakfast buffet style, where you can prep for lunch…

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  6. Anonymous9:34 AM

    Wonderful post as usual, Carol! I will try to think of a great breakfast place to take you to! ๐Ÿฅ☕️๐ŸŠ

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    1. Anonymous10:55 AM

      LOL ☕️๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿคธ‍♂️ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ☺️

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  7. Albert Diehl10:58 AM

    Cafe de Flore is where I begin every visit to Paris. It set's the stage for all to come.

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    1. Anonymous10:59 PM

      Wonderful place in general!
      They used to have an adorable little shop around the corner, where you could blow €€€€on their china, nicknacks etc.
      Now its by the loo downstairs.

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  8. Anonymous11:08 AM

    I am always happy with breakfasts at the St Regis on Ile Saint-Louis!! Can’t go wrong there! Carolyn

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    1. Anonymous10:57 PM

      Everyone loves ❤️ St Regis
      Me too ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  9. Love this post!! I confess I am the oatmeal and blueberry type but get a croissant every Friday. Is Kirk the little striped bear? ๐Ÿ˜ Maybe he enjoys honey for breakfast? ๐Ÿฏ All the best from Seattle, Eve Tai

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    1. Anonymous10:56 PM

      No, Kirk is a PBer
      He has not yet responded to the post…Hmm ๐Ÿค”
      Ooupla

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  10. Anonymous11:37 AM

    I loved seeing Bear. I missed him!

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    1. Anonymous10:53 PM

      BEAR ๐Ÿป is in sad condition.
      He needs to go to a cashmere Spa & get restored ☹️
      French moths LOVE ❤️ him..poor Bear

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  11. Anonymous11:46 AM

    For so many of us lovers of all things France, p’tit dejeuner is iconic. You made me have a wave of MUST GET TO PARIS ASAP. Isn’t the word SOUVENIR, the most precious! Thank you dear Carole! (Ok maybe only topped by P’tit dejeuner being delivered to you in bed!

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    1. Anonymous10:49 PM

      Gosh! Nice comment ๐Ÿ‘☺️

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  12. Last year when we stayed on the รŽle Saint-Louis we had breakfast every morning at Le Saint Rรฉgis. Their hot chocolate was to die for! While watching the last episode of The Diplomat on Netflix a few weeks ago, we just about fell off the sofa when we saw Keri Russell and her companion having steak frites there!

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    1. Anonymous10:51 PM

      Oh! Sounds fun!
      Maybe I should resubscribe to Netflix! (For the 6th time ☹️) Most French programs do not have Eng subtitles…I get so frustrated ๐Ÿ˜ต‍๐Ÿ’ซ

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  13. Anonymous2:09 PM

    My mouth is watering looking at those big open jars of confiture! I love inspecting the labels on things in your photos. Is Curtelin jam available in the USA?

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    1. Anonymous10:15 PM

      Most French jams are not available anywhere but in France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

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  14. Anonymous6:41 PM

    My favorite is Le Paul Bert in the Puces. You can go big (American or English) or small (French). It is fantastic and a fun place to be in general.

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    1. Anonymous10:49 PM

      Now I wanna go there!!

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  15. Anonymous9:43 PM

    We stay in an apartment so usually have breakfast in - coffee, croissant, yogurt and fruit.

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    1. Anonymous10:14 PM

      Yes, it’s fun to shop at the boulangerie as well & have breakfast in whenever you want it ☕️๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ‘

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  16. Anonymous10:13 PM

    je suis jalouse!! I want a good croisant ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ☕️ Anabel

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  17. Laura Cruz8:22 AM

    When I've gone to France I have done 3 different things for breakfast...either stayed in a house that we rented and had to go shopping for breakfasts to prepare, which is marvelous because you've mouth watered your way through grocery stores. Another favorite is getting a cup of coffee and a fresh croissant...maybe fruit and people watching, at any cafe.i absolutely love it. Lastly when staying in a hotel and going to their breakfast buffet. Each place is different, charming with a great selection of foods. I love coffee, yogurt, fresh fruit, croissant, and I will take a hard boiled egg..a cheese or two, and maybe top it off with a delicious pastry. The French do breakfast in the hotels so well. Is it because of the business people that come to Paris and it's best and easiest to have breakfast in your hotel and head out for a business meeting and such? Regardless I've never been disappointed in breakfast at a hotel in Paris.

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    1. Anonymous1:09 AM

      I’ve done exactly the same thing Laura. I think hotel breakfasts in general are pretty great. I absolutely Love those buffet breakfasts❤️

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  18. One of the best Sunday brunches (or afternoon tea) right now is at Cedric Grolet Opera, where the croissants & viennoiseries are DIVINE, so tender & flaky. Hard to get a reservation now because his Instagram videos are so delightful and fun to watch that everyone wants to eat there! https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cp5KuAyoWUf/?igshid=ZjUwM2YwMzA3MA==

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