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Breakfast in America

Breakfast in America
17 rue des Ecoles, 5th
Tel 01 43 54 50 28
Cardinal LeMoine or Jussieu


As much as I’ve grown to love French-style breakfasts (aka “Continental”), I still get an urge for pancakes. Often at odd hours of the day (growing up on Denny’s will do that to you). So I thought I’d stop into Breakfast in America, a typical American 50s-style diner with formica tables and bottomless Mug O’Joe (affectionately translated as “Jus de Chaussettes” on the menu). Breakfast is served all day (until 11pm, seven days a week), but I actually cracked for the bacon cheese burger, which came perfectly-cooked with a side of fries. I sat at the bar to eat, while the tables and booths filled up with mostly French students from the Sorbonne. The prices are reasonable (a meal for about 10 euros), the atmosphere authentic (not at all a “theme diner” à la Planet Hollywood), and the service friendly. Every once in awhile we Americans do food the right way! 😉

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  • Good choice for a Sunday morning especially if you have kids in tow. Then walk it all off round the Jardin du Luxembourg.