The Best Granola in Paris
Whilst Paris may have been late to the brunch scene, it is safe to say that over the past few years it has exploded. Of course no Sunday morning would be complete without the quintessential brunch favourite – granola. Lightly toasted, nutty and simply heavenly there are no shortage of ways it can be enjoyed. Thanks to the abundance of trendy cafes opening up all over the city, it needn’t be confined to brunch but can be enjoyed at any time of day.
Rose bakery is the place we can thank for making brunch fashionable in Paris. A now firmly established organic cafe with a health-conscious following, who return time and time again for their colourful salads and killer juices. Their granola is baked in house favouring seasonality and simplicity.
Once you’ve tried this delicious blend your mornings will feel all the more toilsome without it. Luckily they include this famous granola recipe in their book, so you can make it at home to brighten up your day. It will fill your apartment with the most delicious nutty smell and you can enjoy the first bowl still warm out of the oven. Address: Inside le Bon Marché // Métro: Sèvres Babylone
Telescope café has already earned itself quite a reputation for its flawless coffee made with raw milk, pair this with their granola and you’ve got yourself a perfect breakfast which will keep you satisfied until lunchtime. Here you’ll find a custom blend of Emperor Norton; the expert of baked rolled oats in Paris providing all the hippest cafes with their home-made granola. Telescope offer a generous portion of this crunchy goodness sprinkled over fromage blanc and topped with a little jam of your choice. Address: 5 Rue Villedo, 75001 Paris // Métro: Pyramides
For a vegan friendly option, head straight to Café Pinson, one of the few cafes in Paris offering almond milk. It’s so refreshing to discover new places catering for the vegetarians and vegans among us, serving their granola with an array of dairy-free alternatives such as soya and almond milk yoghurt or fruit compote. Address: 6 Rue du Forez, 75003 Paris // Métro: Filles du Calvaire
The charming little Fondation café is the perfect place to fuel up when you’re in need of a little pit-stop. It’s also a pretty awesome breakfast spot offering a beautifully displayed bowl of granola with freshly sliced pear and jam. Make sure to arrive extra hungry, so that you won’t have to miss out on the avocado on toast and banana bread. Address: 16 Rue Dupetit-Thouars, 75003 Paris // Métro: Temple
Coutume is no secret to coffee lovers in Paris – one of the first of the new wave cafes which we can thank for putting good coffee on the radar. A hot spot for both Parisians and expats alike, this place tends to get very busy around lunchtime. If you’re in the mood for something a little lighter their homemade granola served alongside a pot of thick creamy yoghurt and fresh fruit is the perfect afternoon snack. Address: 7 Rue de Babylone, 75007 Paris // Métro: Sèvres Babylone
Saving the best for last, Soul Kitchen is the easy winner of the best granola in Paris. Their granola is flawless. Here you’ll get the choice out of three home-made granolas served along side a pot of the creamiest and thickest yoghurt. Their portion sizes are beyond generous leaving it’ll a struggle to finish, which is a wonderful contrast to the stingy measured spoonful that most cafes serve. Address: 33 Rue Lamarck, 75018 Paris // Métro: Lamarck Caulaincourt
A few other excellent home-made granolas not featured above include Frenchie to go and Bob’s kitchen
Whilst granola might not be your go-to gouter, it certainly provides a healthier option than cake and will give you that burst of energy you often need come mid-afternoon. With places like these, offering home-made blends it would be a shame not to make the most of it.