On the day of my Paris trip, I posted on Instagram @etfoodvoyage and asked for any restaurant recommendations from you guys. Thank you for such great and extensive list of recommendations. Honestly, I was even feeling a littl eoverwhelmed with the number of responses I received! I didn’t manage to try all of them but I promise I have saved them all up for next time. In search of a brunch spot, a few of you suggested Marlon Restaurant which we managed to try out.
Marlon is a Californian restaurant situated in the heart of Paris and it is most known for its breakfast and brunches. Conveniently enough, the AirBnB we stayed at was just a street down the road to the restaurant.
The interior of the restaurant features a chic minimalist style. White marble tables were lined across the restaurant which makes it feels really bright. To match with the Californian style, there was a pot of a massive cactus as decor as well. It’s a very chilled and comfortable setting to properly enjoy a hearty breakfast/brunch to start the day.
First things first…coffee! I went for the US Coffee (which I presume is the equivalent to Americano) while my friend ordered the Matcha Latte.
My very first reaction when the coffees were served was…their cups are MASSIVE. I was in desperate need of some caffeine in my system at the moment so that couldn’t be more perfect. The US Coffee was indeed an Americano. It was of medium strength and very smooth to taste. If it’s at a regular-sized cup, I would have preferred it to be stronger but this eventually satisfied by daily morning dosage of caffeine.
As for the Matcha Latte, it was pretty nice too. The nice frothy milk foam and smooth matcha created this lovely velvety texture to taste. There’s a pretty good balance of matcha flavour too.
Keeping up with the theme of huge portioning, these pancakes are humongous. Three massive fluffy pancakes were neatly laid out on the plate and dusted with powdered sugar. Maple syrup was served separately.
Warm, soft and fluffy, these pancakes were such a joy. The pancakes themselves carried a mild buttery aroma. I absolutely adored that fluffy and a bit of a spongy texture these pancakes possess. The pancakes themselves weren’t sweetened so you ought to rely on the maple syrup to gain that sweet flavour, which wasn’t a bad thing because everyone has a different sweet tooth and I suppose it’s best to leave to the diner to adjust it themselves. Though there were moments where it felt slightly bland and I find myself constantly reaching for more maple syrup. Regardless, these pancakes were more than a delight and incredibly satisfying.
Pancakes or French Toast? My answer would always be pancakes (maybe with the exception of Hong Kong-style French Toast). However, seeing this plate of French Toast here at Marlon, I might have to reconsider that. These thick slices of toasts were spread with chocolate on one side and cooked to such a beautiful golden colour. It was then topped with strawberries and a side of maple syrup that’s served separately.
The French Toast had such a gorgeous crisp on the outside while the inside remained perfectly fluffy with light gooey-ness from the chocolate. It was of just the right amount of chocolate to tease your taste buds and added a different layer of flavour to the whole dish. No overly rich flavours, just a happy satisfied belly.
All in all, if you want a leisure hearty breakfast before starting your journey for the day, Marlon Restaurant is definitely one worth adding to the list. The large American style large portions are too hard to withdraw from and they’re all pretty delicious too! It’s close to the Eiffel Tower, making it the ideal breakfast spot to start your day in Paris and you can then take a little stroll around to see the sights and digest all of that food!
Marlon Restaurant does not serve halal meats. Vegetarian options are available.
P.S. You can get £15 off on your AirBnB visit HERE
Tel: +33 1 40 60 12 12
Closest Metro Station: La Tour-Maubourg