BREAKFAST IN AMERICA: AN AMERICAN DINER IN PARIS

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4 rue Malher 75004 Paris, France, Metro: St Paul, Tel: 01 42 72 40 21

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK – 8:30am – 11pm! Service non-stop!

Monday – Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner served all day.
Sunday: Brunch Menu and Breakfast “à la carte” served all day. Lunch/Dinner – 4pm-11pm.

Breakfast In America : the success story of an American in Paris

  • The founder of Breakfast in America (B.I.A) is Craig Carlson.
  • He first came as an exchange student in France and immediately fell in love with the country.
  • He got a degree from the University of Southern California in film and television.
  • Craig Carlson worked as a screenwriter and short filmmaker and as he learned french he got a job on an American TV show that was being edited in Paris.
  • When the TV show was over he felt he wanted to live in Paris.
  • He got the idea of opening an American Diner. Where he got the idea?
  • It came from his crave of a a good ol’ American breakfast while he was an Expat. After a while, he had enough with Croissants and was missing pancakes soaked with maple syrup, hamsteak and eggs, home fries…).
  • He opened the first Breakfast in America in 2003 located at 17, rue des Ecoles, not far from the Sorbonne and Notre Dame.
  • He opened a second Breakfast in America in the Marais district, near rue des Rosiers, the famous jewish quarter.
  • He eventually wrote a book called “Pancakes in Paris” which is now a New York times bestseller. The book describes how he managed to raise the funds in order to live his American dream in Paris…

We visited Breakfast In America 2. And?

The Food

Breakfast in America is famous for, well, breakfast, of course!
But we’re also known for being one of the best places in Paris for burgers! Our philosophy is to provide an alternative to fast food by serving fresh, quality dishes with larger portions — and all with a special dash of TLC*! (*tender loving care)

Breakfast in America

At the menu of this American Diner you will be able to find: the“BIA Burger”, the “Super BIA Burger”, the California chicken wrap, the Connecticut omelet, the home-made chili con carne, real milkshakes, cheesecake and probably one of the most popular dish of the restaurant that is to say the blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup.

The prices are reasonable considering the quality and quantity of food you get. I like the fact that you can order a bottomless mug O’Joe which is the American coffee humorously described on the menu as a “jus de chaussettes” and that you can get a refill as much as you want on condition that you have purchased food.

The Atmosphere

It is a real change of scenery, when you enter the restaurant you don’t feel in Paris anymore.You are welcomed warmly by the waitresses in English and if you feel like it you can also place your order in English 😉.When we ate there, for our pleasure we were surrounded by Americans, maybe expats or tourists trying to cure homesickness with food…and it was a plus for us as you kind of feel that you are in America. Moreover, the restaurant recreates the American Diner vibes of the 50’s with a retro decoration.

We totally embraced the concept of this American-style diner.And you? Would you like to taste it?

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