I’m extremely lucky to have a friend in Paris who always knows the best places to eat. Anytime I make my way back to the City of Lights, I book at least one meal with her first thing. On our last trip to Paris, that meal was brunch at Colorova – a place she and her husband had recently fallen in love with.
We arrived to a dining room bright and clean and a table set for five (four adults and my friend’s toddler). A colorful pastry case boasted pastries like art.
There were three menus available for brunch. Each included at least two courses, a hot drink, croissants with house-made jams, and one of the artistic pastries in the nearby case. Dani (rightfully) suggested we ask for the pastries to-go, as the meal would be more than enough without them.
I’ve never been disappointed by a meal with Dani and this one was no exception. Every dish was interesting and flavorful. The jams were perfectly poised between sweet and tart. The Champagne (because, yes, some of the menus are served with Champagne) was wonderful. And the company and atmosphere were an absolute delight.
All that’s left to say is that Chad and I will most definitely be back to duplicate the experience. Paris, see you soon.
Address: 47 Rue de l´Abbé Grégoire
Phone: +33 01 45 44 67 56
Hours: Brunch on Sundays 10 – 17.
Price range: Average price is 25 euros.
Dog friendly? Yes!
What (else) to do in Paris
For great meals, check out Frenchie Bar a Vins, Philippe Excoffier Restaurant, and Mariage Freres tea rooms. For a great farmers market, look no further than Saint-Germain. And for fancy French jams, visit la Chambre aux Confitures (these make great gifts).
When I’m not eating, I could wander forever in pretty Montmartre or lively Le Marais and I’ll do anything Dani suggests, foodie or otherwise. She’s brilliant and has impeccable taste.
Photos by Colorova, used with permission, as my camera battery tanked during our meal.