Pastries and daily specials on a chalkboard greet you at Claus.
Pastries and daily specials on a chalkboard greet you at Claus.

Since arriving in Paris, I’ve discovered many things are trending, bagels, Mexican food, speakeasy style cocktail bars and best of all breakfast. Sure, Paris is the cradle of breakfast pastries, however, boulangeries stick to what they do best– baguettes, croissants and pain au chocolate, never heartier fare and they almost never have a place to sit down. Thankfully, there’s been a recent rash of spots opening up where you can get locally roasted coffee (another trend) served alongside breakfast sandwiches and granola with honey and fromage blanc.

Claus' simple white exterior.
Claus’ simple white exterior.

Located in the 1rst arrondissement, Claus is a restaurant devoted entirely to petite dejeuner or breakfast. Offerings include fluffy three egg omelettes with ham, mushrooms and peppery arugula, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and house made muesli. Ofcourse, a mouthwatering array of pastries greets you at the door like green tinted pistachio and apricot financiers, and cinnamon crumble muffins with red berries (this is Paris after all). The first floor of the crisp white two story space doubles as a market stocking artisanal jam, tea and gluten free cereal while the upstairs is the salon or dining room. A visit to Claus wouldn’t be complete without a stroll through Galerie Vero Dodat, a historic covered passageway across the street with black and white checkered floors and a drool inducing Christian Louboutin boutique. Reservations strongly recommended at Claus on weekends.

Fresh fruit tarts, muffins and carrot cake at Claus.
Fresh fruit tarts, muffins and carrot cake are among the pastry offerings.

Claus L’Epicerie Du Petite-Dejeuner

14, Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau

7500, Paris

01 42 33 55 10

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