Eric Kayser is the name to remember when you're hankering after fresh pastries, perfectly baked croissants and just about anything else you can think of in the bread and breakfast pastry category. He has a cult following and for good reason. And speaking of la croissant, there is a chain of fastfood type bakeries specializing in croissants and chocolate croissants called La Croissanterie. They have recently branched out into offering fresh fruit bowls and even bagel sandwiches. You can find these throughout the city.
The hotel restaurant in town that serves an exceptional international breakfast, including Asian breakfast specialties is: Le First at The Westin Vendôme. Here breakfasts run you upwards of €50. Le First at Westin Vendôme offers a plentiful traditional buffet so you can have a bit of miso soup and grilled salmon along with your oatmeal and pancakes if that’s what you crave.
A favorite of locals and tourists alike is the Café de Paris. Mornings it is a quiet local café serving up café au lait and fresh croissants to sleepy-eyed neighborhood locals. Come evening, it turns into a raucous nightspot and favorite people watching perch. Similar is Le China. It is best known as a nightclub and restaurant but Parisians love it for its outstanding weekend brunches.