Bonjour! If you follow us on Instagram, then you know that we spent the last weekend of November in Paris! We ate so much good food, and I even celebrated my birthday while we where there. It’s our third time going to Paris so I am thinking of doing a little travel guide so let me know if you’d like to see something like that on the blog, or if I should just stick to food posts. Anyways, on to the brunch…
I have followed Holybelly on Instagram for ages and it looked like the perfect place to go for a birthday brunch. A short metro ride from our hotel, Holybelly 5 is a bustling but inviting restaurant with leafy green plants and rose gold interiors. There was a queue when we arrived at around 11am but we where seated pretty much immediately at a comfortable corner table. As soon as we sat down, the queue appeared to wind out of the door, which is always the sign of a good place to eat.
It didn’t take us long to choose and order, and soon we where both sipping coffees, and enjoying the playlist (Outkast, Warren G and Snoop Dogg, need I say anymore?). I ordered a Flat “Walter” White with oat milk, and Jon got his usual black coffee. I’m not sure what oat milk was used but my flat white was so creamy and delicious. The menu assured no meth was in the coffee but it was addictive and I have not stopped thinking about how delicious and creamy it was.
Now for the food! I ordered the Savory Stack: pancakes, bacon, maple syrup, and Holybelly bourbon butter (amazing). It reminded me a lot of the Breakfast at Tiffany’s from The Tavern, with the thick, fluffy pancakes and crispy bacon. Holybelly’s menu is Australian influenced, standing out from a lot of traditional Parisian brunch places. Jon ordered poached eggs with sausage patty, champigons and sourdough toast. It definitely passed the yolk test, with firm egg whites and a gorgeous yellow, runny yolk.
The service in Holybelly was friendly and fast, although after we’d paid the bill, it was a bit of a rush to get out. There’s only walk ins at Holybelly5 and there wifi policy has a no streaming and no porn policy (understandable) to keep people from hogging the tables.
Holybelly was a perfect place to have a birthday brunch, and is a real treat if you’re in Paris and looking for a breakfast that will fill you up for the rest of the day.