While in Paris, we took advantage of the plethora of delightful, vegan cafés that seem to be everywhere. With so many to choose from, we needed to be even more discriminating than usual, so we not only took into account reviews, personal recommendations, and the menu’s contents, but the ethics, artistry, and atmosphere of each café. One of my favorites we landed upon was Azur Café Paris. They had an extensive menu of beautifully plated, carefully handcrafted, and considerately locally sourced hyper-seasonal fare that enticed all five senses. Check out the expertly prepared meals we enjoyed and be inspired for your next visit to Champs Élysées. Ranked in the top 150 out of more than 15,000 cafés in Paris on TripAdvisor and Google Reviews, you’ll quickly see why this delightful eatery is so highly acclaimed.
Azur Café Paris
Location: Paris, France
Address: 63 rue de Ponthieu
Food Type: Vegan Brunch
Dining Experience: Indoor
Price: €35+ per Person
Dress Code: Smart Casual +
Special Diets: Gluten-Free (not GF dedicated),
The café itself was relatively small but oh so charming, making it feel even cozier. We made a reservation online several days in advance, and we were glad we did because most people who showed up while we were dining there were turned away due to capacity issues. Decorated with reclaimed wood, green houseplants, fresh flowers, and high windows, the café was bright and airy, which made it all the more pleasant. Guests may also order takeaway in advance, so keep that in mind if the café is fully booked.
Azur Café Menu & Our Meals
They had numerous options that were gluten-free or could be made gluten-free, and many items were vegan or could easily be made vegan. So, if you follow a special diet, inquire about your options. Chances are they will be able to accommodate your needs.
Robin ordered these delightful pancakes topped with seasonal berries, coconut cream, slivered almonds, and fresh pansy blossoms, all lightly dusted with hand-milled powdered sugar. It came with a chocolate sauce that replaced traditional syrup and was handmade fresh each morning like everything else in the restaurant. Everything from the colors to the plating was superb, and they were absolutely delicious, quickly making this one of our favorite meals in all of Paris.
With his brunch, he wanted something to balance out the sweetness of his main dish, so our server recommended the rose cardamom latte. It was so delicious we almost ordered a second one. This drink isn’t unique to this café or even France; it originated in India. Still, the complexity and earthy, bittersweet flavor of the cardamom paired with the delicate, invigorating flavor of the dried rose petals made this drink something we had to pace ourselves on so we didn’t fill up on it before our food arrived. One could quickly lose track of time sipping on this!
I went with something a bit lighter and ordered the coconut yogurt bowl topped with fresh currants, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and pansy blossoms. It was topped with chia seeds for extra vitamins and protein, along with mint leaves and gluten-free granola that was out of this world delicious. I love feeling energized rather than sluggish after I eat, and this was exactly what I needed to get through 40,000+ steps on our long days in Paris. Our waitress was very careful to ensure that everything in my bowl was gluten-free for my health, which I appreciated.
I also ordered a drink, a green juice made with celery, kale, lemon, and mint, topped with a marigold-colored pansy blossom. It was so refreshing, energizing, and delicious that, once again, I could have filled up on that and been happy. It was such a vibrant color that I couldn’t resist snapping a few photos of it. It looked as great as it tasted! They even used a biodegradable paper straw made from recycled paper, further emphasizing their dedication to sustainability and having a minimal environmental impact.
Everything here was outstanding. From the fantastic flavors, plating, service, and atmosphere to the sustainable, seasonal, and local nature of the constantly evolving menu, Azur Café in Paris, France, gets a 10/10 from me. While vegan food like this isn’t inherently French, their dedication to slow living, perfecting the craft of brunch making, and their considerate use of ingredients that fascinate all five senses proves that they put a uniquely Parisian twist on international classics, all while making it seem effortless.