What you get: “The Pancakes” with bourbon butter, fried eggs, bacon, and maple syrup + homemade granola and fresh fruit + eggs and sides + that goat cheese with herbs + delicious cappuccinos + iced chai lattes + occasional spicy bloody marys  and huevos rancheros

We’ve looked far and wide but there’s still no better place in Paris to enjoy brunch on the weekends (or weekdays for that matter). Holybelly features rotating cocktails and weekend brunch specials; when they post photos of huevos racheros on Instagram, Paris’ food-loving crowd comes running.

Nico and Sarah decided to open Holybelly after traveling in Vancouver and Melbourne and being inspired by the strong coffee culture. Walking into the welcoming Parisian coffee shop on rue Lucien Sampaix is like being transported out of France and into some made-up country where diners dress like Brooklyners, sip Australian-inspired flat whites, and mingle French and English in the same conversation.

The Belly doesn’t take reservations and usually fills up within 10 minutes of opening time on weekends. Well-worth waiting outside for a spot at one of the little wooden booths along the wall or the large community table by the vintage pinball machine.

Coffee is provided by Belleville Brûlerie and guaranteed to be so good. They also sell coffee mugs. And their own brewed beer. Don’t miss out.

19 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris
09 73 60 13 64
Monday, Thursday, Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm; closed Tuesday & Wednesday.