Brunch at Les Enfants Perdus

I’ve done very little “brunching” during my year in Paris due to the fact that it’s almost always ridiculously overpriced and gluttonous. Oui, the skinny Frenchies turn into cows on Saturday and Sunday afternoons when they splurge 30-35 euro per person on brunch. My theory is that it’s the only thing they eat for the week. And non, this price doesn’t include a bottomless mimosa bar. Merde.

My friends and I finally decided to roll out of bed at a decent hour and throw 26 euro toward Sunday brunch at Les Enfants Perdus. After snagging a table inside of the adorable place, we opted for the brunch formule without giving it a look. Little did we know that we were about to have a three-course brunch…

Here’s how it went down:

  1. Plate of minis viennoiseries – mini pain au chocolat, croissants and pastries – served with fresh-squeezed (and very pulpy) orange juice and a hot drink (tea or coffee)
  2. Oeuf cocotte – a mini egg soufflé – served with an olive cake, salad with smoked salmon and cucumber with fromage blanc and mint
  3. A creamy, cheesy potato (or noodle?) au gratin, ham, fruit and yogurt

Good thing the service is somewhat slow, because you need ample time to digest the smorgasbord in front of you. I suggest taking a leisurely stroll around the Canal Saint Martin afterward in attempt to burn off as many calories as possible. This more reasonably-priced brunch option around town is definitely a delicious steal.

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