City Breaks

The Perfect Breakfast

The other morning one of my loveliest friends and I went for a little breakfast date together, we were in the mood for something sweet so we stopped by Pierre Hermé to pick up a couple of Ispahan croissants. I’ve talked about these croissants before but they are worth mentioning again and again. The perfect flaky pastry is filled with a rose, raspberry and litchi paste and sprinkled with candied rose petals. It might sound a little bizarre and a little too extravagant but once you’ve tired it you won’t be able to look at the standard croissant in the same way ever again, in fact all other viennoiseries will pale in comparison. Whilst I wouldn’t incorporate these into my daily breakfast routine, from time to time there is nothing better than being a bit naughty and indulging in a pastry laden breakfast… is living in Paris excuse enough for this?

We headed around the corner to my favourite cocktail bar in Paris, le Schmuck, which is also open for coffee in the daytime. Luckily for us the sun was shining so we made ourselves comfortable on their Italianesque terrace which looks out onto a quiet road tucked behind St Sulpice. I can’t imagine a better morning than sipping a cafe creme and savouring every mouthful of croissant heaven in wonderful company.

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Marina @ Garlands in Paris says:

July 9, 2014 at 11:03 pm

I didn’t know Schmuck doubles as a café in the afternoon! How heavenly to combine that fabulous setting with Ispahan treats.

Farfelue says:

July 27, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Yes it was such a good idea! I just remembered that Schmuck was around the corner from St Sulpice when we were trying to think of a left bank cafe! Yes I first went there with my Mum when she visited

Ashley | ATG says:

July 9, 2014 at 11:58 pm

Those croissants look delicious!!

Farfelue says:

July 27, 2014 at 5:37 pm

They are so good!

Hana says:

July 10, 2014 at 12:57 am

Love these photos Faye! And also the “carafe d’eau” !! xx

Farfelue says:

July 27, 2014 at 5:37 pm

I know the carafe d’eau is too cute! Thank you Hana

Hannah says:

July 10, 2014 at 10:57 am

They sound heavenly! You lucky thing. I’m tempted to move back to Paris right now for those croissants! x

Farfelue says:

July 27, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Hehe you should!

Rachel says:

July 10, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Lovely pictures as always! I love croissants, but unfortunately haven’t tried these last summer in Paris. Maybe next time! :)

Love, Rachel

Farfelue says:

July 27, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Yes most definitely next time! You wont regret it!

Cris says:

July 12, 2014 at 5:38 pm

It looks like a lovely place to have have a quiet breakfast. And those croissants look so yummy!

Have a great Saturday,

Farfelue says:

July 27, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Oh yes it’s rather quiet just a minute away from the bustling streets around Odeon. You may have to sneak a croissant in though as Im not sure if they offer a breakfast menu

Melissa C says:

July 13, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Everything looks so yummy for my tummy! That place looks so quiet and relaxing! Nothing like have a breakfast whilst people-watching walking.

Farfelue says:

July 15, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Yes it’s such a quiet spot at lunchtime I don’t think many people ever go there for coffee which makes a nice change. I completely agree

Farfelue says:

July 27, 2014 at 5:35 pm

I know the best way I could imagine to start any morning