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Easter Brunch in Paris 2013

ashleyMback Jan 31, 2013 07:45 AM

Our family (including 3 children 8, 6 and 2) are traveling to Paris for the week surrounding Easter. I would love to find a delicious, child friendly, good priced (under or around 30Euro p/p) restaurant for Easter brunch. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

  1. John Talbott Jan 31, 2013 12:42 PM

    My problem on Sundays is finding a place that doesn't serve brunch.
    I'd take a look at this article and lean toward the Rose Bakery http://www.lefigaro.fr/sortir-paris/2...

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      Maximilien Jan 31, 2013 10:15 AM

      Didn't someone talked about a BYOB place that does brunch recently ?

      Well, they call it a "Drunch" ...


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      1. re: Maximilien
        ashleyMback Jan 31, 2013 10:44 AM

        Yea, I guess I am using a lot of American lingo here aren't I! I didn't really think about that. I guess I need to rephrase my question all over again! Where should/can I eat in Paris on Easter Sunday? What's good and what will be open on that holiday?

        1. re: ashleyMback
          sunshine842 Jan 31, 2013 11:40 AM

          Just go for lunch -- brunch is a rather awkward interpretation. Breakfast is pastries or toasted baguette and coffee...a very, very simple meal.

          As above, Easter is really not a visibly-celebrated holiday, so any place that's normally open on a Sunday will more than likely be open on Easter.

          1. re: sunshine842
            ashleyMback Jan 31, 2013 11:51 AM

            Okay, thanks. I heard some talk of things filling up on Easter Sunday and also of places being closed so I wanted to be sure that we had a reservation somewhere. I guess I'll just look at your recommendations for Paris restaurants and make a normal reservation at one of those. Thanks.

            1. re: ashleyMback
              sunshine842 Jan 31, 2013 11:56 AM

              BIA and Joe Allen serve American-style food -- you might want to google their websites and see if their brunches are within your likes/budget before you make a res.

          2. re: ashleyMback
            Parigi Jan 31, 2013 12:42 PM

            That changes everything.
            Sunday lunch I quite like Café des Musées. At other times the restaurant gets hectic and the waiters are less nice.
            Sunday noon, the crowd is a different crowd. Very local. Laid back. Wait staff too is nicer and smiles much more. Food always good.
            Then there's the Easter issue. No one knows if the restos usually open Sundy will be open Easter Sunday. Chances are good. But restaurant won't announce whether they are closing until a few weeks in advance.

        2. Parigi Jan 31, 2013 10:04 AM

          Good news first. Quantity-wise, many many restaurants "do" this.

          But if you want good food, which is what this board is about, that is another matter.
          The brunch in Paris is a not very good version of the American brunch, which itself is already not exactly epicurian.

          1. sunshine842 Jan 31, 2013 08:42 AM

            I don't have specific suggestions, but I'd bet my lunch money that you won't find an "Easter Brunch" -- you'll find plenty of Sunday brunches around, but having a special meal for a religious holiday is pretty unheard of.

            Easter is observed by the devout, and because everyone goes to Mami's for dinner, but Good Friday isn't celebrated at all and Monday is the bank holiday.

            You might try Breakfast in America or Joe Allen.

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            1. re: sunshine842
              ashleyMback Jan 31, 2013 09:50 AM

              Okay, good to know...I don't need anything specifically Easter...i just meant Easter SUnday. SHould have clarified that:) Do you know of any good Sunday brunches?

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