I am always looking for the best brunch in Paris, and I think I just found it. Of course I have not tested them all, nor those in the Parisian palaces which are supposed to be pretty amazing, but every Sunday I wake up with this desire that surreptitiously invades me: to find myself in a pleasant and bright place, lazing for hours drinking a good warm tea and enjoying not mundane pastries and an industrial orange juice, but dishes that revive my taste buds. For me, my favorite breakfast is the English one, hollandaise poached eggs or scrambled eggs, grilled sausage and scones make my heart go boom. Well, nothing like that at Liberty, the second address from pastry chef Benoît Castel, but here instead you’ll find generous buffets which made it become my preferred address for Sunday brunch. For a start, the service is perfect, welcoming, smiling and caring, the team is always ready to refill your glass with a fresh smoothie, or to fetch you a missing food that you eyed in your neighbor’s plate. Savory side, you can enjoy salads (carrot-beet or coleslaw), roast lamb, delicatessen, cheeses, quiches and pizzas ; and on the sweet side one, you can rush to the granola – 3 times – or pancakes, baby donuts and homemade cakes. There are also fresh breads and viennoiseries (which we didn’t see unfortunately at 14:00, shortly before closing). What the place offers as well, and that I appreciate even more because it is rare to find in restaurants and cafes in France, and differentiates completely from the English culture, is that you can stay sitted discussing or working for a long time without them pressuring you to to leave or pay… True happiness has a price, 27 euros, but for an unlimited buffet with this quality, it is quite unbeatable. And if you still hungry – which is unlikely – you can also leave with pastries for tea, just as delicious as the lemon pie (3.50 €).
150 rue de Ménilmontant
Unlimited buffet: 27€
Breafkast (tea/coffee, smoothie, bread with jam and viennoiseries): 9,90€