GUIDE: Where to eat in Paris?

Paris, for many, is the city of romance. It’s where lovers to travel to keep their spark alive, or where singledoms flock in the hopes of meeting their French counterpart. For me? It was a trip purely dedicated to discovering the best places to eat in Paris. Here are my top picks, with also honorary mentions below.

Where is the best place to eat in Paris?

Breakfast: HolyBelly

We visited Holybelly after it was one of the most suggested places, and weren’t disappointed. The menu was delicious (think traditional Aussie brunch!) and the decor was super cute. However, if you’re after French cuisine, this is definitely not the most French place… but it did have a line out the door, so it seems to be super popular!

Snack: Cafe Marly

I’m not going to lie when I say this is by far the most expensive place I’ve been. £8 for a coffee… eek! However, if you’re after a coffee with a view, it’s a must-do. It’s perfectly placed in front of the Louvre, and will give you ‘the shot’ you’ve always wanted.

Lunch: Pink Mama

One of the most Instagrammable places in Paris, Pink Mama exceeded our expectations. Here I am again suggesting another cuisine (Italian), but you cannot go past Pink Mama. The service was spectacular, the interior is to die for and the food is both fresh and well priced. Go right when it opens to avoid the rush hour - I’ve heard people have had to wait for up to an hour for a table!

Afternoon tea: Laudree

When I picture Paris, I think crepes and macaroons. Laudree is the place for macaroons. Each handmade, they’re divine. The interior of the building alone is worth the eye-watering price of the macaroons. I took mine back to London with me to share with my boyfriend - it was such a lovely way to bring back a little bit of Paris!

Dinner: Comme Chai Toi

We went to so many amazing dinner places, but Comme Chai Toi was my favourite. With a stunning view of Notre Dame opposite, this is a French restaurant that nails every dish. The service was 10/10, and we ended up having three courses. I can highly recommend the crispy snails and the duck. We shared a bottle of red (suggested by our waiter) and the cheese board for dessert. This was my favourite dining experience we had in Paris!

Dessert: Creperie Chez Suzette

If you’re thinking now WOAH how did they eat so much - these are just my top picks over the days. This Creperie easily had the best crepes, and they were also the most authentically made. You can’t go past the nutella crepes from Creperie Chez Suzette… and if you’re feeling extra naughty, add in the kinder chocolate for an experience like no other.

Drink: Bisou

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill cocktail bar. Bisou has no menu, and simply asks you to describe the drink you feel like in a few words. I said “Summer, floral, sweet” and was made a delicious apple/banana concoction that was divine. It may seem gimmicky, but it’s a sweet little cocktail bar and is in easy walking distance of most other bars.

Honorary Mentions

EAT: La Fontain De Belleville, Hardware Societe, Boot Cafe, Cafe Mericourt, Au Passage (went here for dinner and loved it!

DRINK: La Buvette, 5e CRU

Where is your favourite place to eat and drink in Paris? I’d love to know. Also, please let me know if you end up visiting any of these places - they’re all divine! Elle x

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