Sunday brunch and the place was packed. A 40 min wait for a table was quite reasonable though. Great streets to wander around there. Brunch menu was egg-heavy. Feeling a little solid after a week of travelling and craving vegetables and light food the menu was not great for me. Nothing vegetarian apart form eggs with sides of roast tomatoes etc. But, they were doing an eggcellent job of turning out great brunch food. Others on my table raved about a ceasar salad with a twist. The cookbook shelf is filled with tomes by Blumenthal et al. But coffee, coffee, coffee... There wasn't much going on. I didn't actually see the espresso machine going at all whilst I was there. The drink of choice was iced. So we had an "iced filter". I was expecting a pour over to be made over ice as I've had it elsewhere. But instead this was a chilled filter coffee over ice. It was over extracted. Too high in caffeine for me. I regularly do 3-6 double espressos in a. Day so was surprised I was reacting to it. But all would be forgiven with an amazing explosion of flavours in the taste. Unfortunately there were no amazing blueberry high notes or cedar wood undertones. It was quite honestly a bit of a flat and muddy cold filter coffee. I would not order it again. I will however go back to HolyBelly when they are not in over-stretched brunch mode and let you know how they can fly their espresso machine.
Cute place! Very much like a cafe in Melbourne. Latte was great as was the food. A little pricey by Australian standards (4 euro) but worth the coin. Breaky menu included granola, Vegemite on toast and what looked like incredible pancakes. Their lunch menu takes over at 12pm and the quinoa salad was great and refreshing. Staff mostly friendly and good vibe.
Awesome diamond amongst the mediocrity of Paris (coffee might be the only area of mediocrity in the whole of France). Super casual and super friendly service, not eaten here but great looking menu too. Been a few times now and consistently buzzy and consistently great coffee. Hot chocolate a friend had was delicious too. Surely there's some Aussie influence in this place somewhere. Thanks guys
I was craving a proper cooked breakfast after 6 weeks of travelling around Europe, so we headed to Holybelly after reading some good reviews. Our eggs and sides were delicious! Two perfectly poached eggs with chives, a decent serving of crispy bacon, crunchy hashbrown and amazing thick cut toast made my morning. Coffee was very, very good for European standards. Maybe a little longer on the pull than I'm used though, for an espresso. The staff were very friendly and efficient and the chef even came out to chat to a few customers who were in awe of the "amazing homemade sausage" (we didn't try it, but apparently it's good). Overall definitely worth a visit - not just another Parisian cafe.
Some amazing food complement the great coffee to be had here. The staff both behjnd the counter and in the kitchen are friendly and passionate about a great experience. We visited again and again over 4 months and the service and coffee were consistently excellent. Wifi, toilets, and a pinball to keep my son entertained while waiting for great Sunday breakfasts A must
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