Having brunch is one of my favorite weekend activities! A delicious, varied and convivial meal to chat with friends in a warm setting. My passion for brunch and my recommendations were greatly appreciated by my circle of friends. I quickly became the friend and colleague who was asked for a good brunch address in Paris for all occasions. The high priestess of brunch if you will 😋
Seeing the success of my recommendations and the positive feedback from my friends and family after each brunch, I decided to create a website dedicated to Parisian brunches, for them and for the great community of regular brunchers who visit my website to know where to eat on the weekend.
My mission today is to help people discover the 12,000+ restaurants in Paris and to promote the culinary diversity of the establishments because it would be a shame to redo the same cafe restaurants in a city like Paris where every day 3 new restaurants open!
What is brunch and where does it come from?
The word “brunch” is a combination of breakfast and lunch, and is eaten between breakfast and lunchtime. Some define it as a late breakfast or early lunch.
A little history
It first appeared in the late 19ᵉ century in England and seems to have originated among the British upper classes. On Sundays, wealthy families would give their servants the day off, after asking them to prepare a buffet-style meal that they would then eat for the rest of the day.
Today, brunch is usually associated with the weekend, perhaps because those are the days when you can sleep in a little longer, and is usually served between 10 am and 5 pm, depending on the city and the restaurant.
Nowadays, brunch is offered in hotels, restaurants, and cafés even during the week and not only on Sundays or weekends. It should be noted that in France and especially in Paris, this type of meal appeared in the 1980s.
What does a typical brunch consist of?
A typical brunch combines sweet dishes such as crepes, French toast or waffles, with savory dishes that usually have the egg as the protagonist. One of the typical dishes is eggs Benedict, which are made with poached eggs on English muffins and bacon, all covered with hollandaise sauce.
However, with the growing interest in brunch, restaurants have gotten creative and invented more and more original dishes, often with a healthy edge to appeal to the healthy, or perhaps not so healthy for those who need a brunch to recover from a hangover. Brunch is also tailored to different audiences, such as vegetarians, vegans, or gluten intolerant.
Personally, what won me over in brunch is its flexibility (from 10 am to 5 pm) and the possibility to mix both sweet and savory.
Our site will suggest recipes dedicated to brunch and addresses tested and approved by a brunch enthusiast in Paris.
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