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best american breakfast in Paris (1st arrdt area)?

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wiz_liz Apr 13, 2012 11:37 PM

hi! i'm desperately looking for the best coffee, eggs and savory crepes for breakfast in Paris, in the Louvre/Place Vendome area ideally. any ideas, please..?
many thanks!

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    Ptipois Apr 15, 2012 07:19 AM

    Not sure what it's called but there's an American-style breakfast and brunch place on place Molière. Newly opened, just for you. Oh well I heard it was very crowded so perhaps not just for you. But — yes, why?

    Place Molière is at the intersection of rue de Richelieu and rue Poquelin (duh).

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      Parigi Apr 15, 2012 07:49 AM

      You mean HAND (Have A Nice Day) ?
      39, rue Richelieu

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        Ptipois Apr 15, 2012 08:22 AM

        That's the one. My son told me about it as we were meeting at Pyramides today for lunch. He also told me it was packed. So we decided to eat some delicious Korean barbecued pork.

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        Parnassien Apr 15, 2012 10:42 AM

        HAND doesn't open until 10am. But the menu is all in English and the servers all look 17. Welcome to Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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          sunshine842 Apr 15, 2012 11:42 AM

          LOL -- that's sort of how I felt when friends insisted we eat at Indiana.

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            Parigi Apr 15, 2012 11:44 AM

            Don't insult Tulsa, where people probably eat very well.

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              Parnassien Apr 15, 2012 11:50 AM

              i've been to tulsa .... they don't

      3. Parigi Apr 15, 2012 03:17 AM

        Why?

        1. Parnassien Apr 15, 2012 02:51 AM

          Savoury crepes for breakfast?! Dunno. But you you can get an eggy breakfast with bacon, ham, etc at almost any café or brasserie. Try Le Castiglione on the rue Saint-Honoré just off the rue Castiglione or le Petit Vendôme on the rue des Capucines. Maybe le Pain Quotidien (but they only do soft-boiled eggs/ oeufs à la coque and lots of bready things so maybe not the best choice if u are looking for a low-carb breakfast) and a few other places on the place du Marché Saint-Honoré.

          1. sunshine842 Apr 15, 2012 12:11 AM

            (I'll swear I answered this yesterday)

            There's Joe Allen in the 1st, which only serves brunch according to their website, along with an Indiana Cafe near Les Halles.

            In the 7th, there's The Real McCoy (can't find a website, but on rue de Grenelle) and Breakfast in America, (http://www.breakfast-in-america.com) on rue des Ecoles, with a 2nd location on rue de Rosiers in the 4th

            Do be prepared to pay for the privilege.

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              Parigi Apr 15, 2012 02:29 AM

              "(I'll swear I answered this yesterday)"

              I'd swear I answered every post twice yesterday.

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                sunshine842 Apr 15, 2012 04:33 AM

                Good - it means I've managed to not lose my marbles for one more day! (and neither have you...)

            2. souphie Apr 14, 2012 11:05 PM

              Savory crepes are American breakfast material? I'm getting old. In the 1st, there's always Joe Allen: http://www.joeallenparis.com/joeallen...
              In the 6th, there's the famous Coffee Parisien on rue Princesse.

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