Breakfast in America in Paris
The best place to get a good ol’ fashioned diner style American breakfast is in Paris. Yes…you heard that right, Paris.
I recently wrote a very popular post describing the perfect day in Paris and I mentioned that I love to start my day in a place called ‘Breakfast in America‘. This goes back to my art student days when I was studying abroad and I would find myself longing for things like fried eggs, crisp bacon and pancakes (not to mention hash browns). Once I came across this place it was a Godsend.
Started by Connecticut native Craig Carlson who was working in the TV/Film industry on location in Paris and decided that the city of light needed a diner.
Beyond the heaping plates of waffles, sausages and “let me get fat” breakfast items they have some nice lunch and dinner selections for the discerning palette. I would rate their bacon cheeseburger as one of the better ones I have ever tasted. The patty was crusted properly and the cheese properly melted and the bacon was cooked to perfection with the right amount of chewy crunch and a nice background accent of pepper.
I was beyond ecstatic to find out that they also had Dr. Pepper. The Dr. Pepper that I sampled a few years ago was exquisite. After smelling the rim of the can I determined that it was probably a vintage April, 2009 variety with a velvety bubbly aftertaste and a hint of toasty austere quality.
I’ve ordered the plate shown above in the photo many times and you can see that they understand hash browns along with knowing how to properly scramble an egg.
Inside is straight out of an episode of Diners, Drive-In’s and Dives with warm colors, stainless steel, cool mosaic murals and everything you would expect to see in this type of place down to the neon, shiny clock.
Make sure you try this place next time you are in Paris and you are well into your vacation and you need that little taste of home and you really don’t want to go into McDonalds. There are now two locations to serve you!
Where: 17 rue Ecoles (Metro Cardinal LeMoine) and 4, rue Malher (Metro St. Paul)