Thank God, some French expats had the good idea to bring back the Aussie breakfast to Paris (poached eggs and baked beans, YESSS)!
Just like the owners of that beautiful cosy spot, I used to live in Melbourne (Australia) and I can tell you that the early arvo breakfast is to Australian peeps… a must (gotta be GOOD!). Being a young human-being still – who loves partying until late at night- I of course rarely get up before 11am or 12pm on the weekend… That’s what weekends are for anyways, right? Rest! So, this place has totally understood the concept of brunch; The kitchen is open until 4pm.
The line is impressive for a Parisian café: about 45 minutes. I had actually never experienced such a wait in Paris before (to eat). Is it worth it? Damn yes.
Official language there? ENGLISH! From the moment you line up, to your order, until the check arrives. If you are English/Aussie and are that you are homesick, maybe that place will make you feel like home!
The place is famous for its pancakes topped with fried eggs and crispy bacon, simmered in some yummy maple syrop sauce with a dash of Burbon butter. For those who love sweet and sour mixes, this dish is the one you want to get!
Poached eggs, crispy bacon and baked beans. The poached eggs were cooked perfectly! Only things that could have been improved: the baked beans and the bread. The tomato sauce was too thick and the bread could have been toasted.
The + + +
– Food is great
– Prices are low (for Paris)
– Nice decor, which is somehow reminiscent of Melbourne cafes. There is definitely a hipster type of atmosphere there: wooden floors, tattooed waiters, hanging lights in the ceiling, brick walls and pleasant music in the background (not too loud so that you can still have a good convo with your people without screaming!). The crowd is quite nice too: a lot of beautiful girls and some couples (mostly international).
The – – –
– No SOY cappuccino. WTF?? This my friend… is not what the Aussies would have forgotten on their menu! Soy milk is a must-have in a café that does Melbourne-inspired brunches! DUH
– The quantity: We were three girls, and definitely could have eaten more…!
Since the place is 5/10 minutes away from Canal St Martin, you can enjoy a lil walk there after your feast!
19 rue Lucien Sampaix
Métro Jacques Bonsergent – Line 5