At Be Yourself! you can get the best of both worlds – French and American cuisine. The brunch menu consists of so many choices. You can eat bacon, eggs, beans, toast, bread and butter, jam, fish, bagels, salads, and more. Bagels are available by themselves, but you also have the option to turn them into delicious breakfast sandwiches. On the French side, there are croissants, tartines, and an endless supply of delectable pastries. The restaurant features two floors, so there’s plenty of room to get cozy with your friends and your food — not to mention, if you’re in a hurry, there’s a section of to-go products available for purchase. Have it any way you want at Be Yourself!
Address and Telephone: 2 Square Morisson Lille, FR, +33 3 20 54 75 11
Le Pain Quotidien
Established within one of Lille’s most beautiful city squares, this charming cafe has a magic touch. Most of their menu items are prepared in-house, including the butters and preserves, breads, desserts, and more. The fruits and vegetables are all organic, and the products used are locally sourced. The interior is very rustic, with mostly wooden decor, creating a welcoming country vibe. For brunch, sample crisp salads, fresh fish, hearty homemade bread, as well as tartines. One of the most popular sandwiches is made with pear and honey. The coffee is superb, as are the desserts. Try the raspberry tart.
Address and Telephone: 35 Bis Place Rihour Lille, FR, +33 3 20 42 88 70
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Everything served at Lille’s Coffee Makers is delicious, from the homemade cakes and rich coffee, to the fresh salads and filling sandwiches. For brunch, choose from tartines, fruit salad, mozzarella and tomato platters, panini sandwiches, and their fantastic chocolate chip cookies. You can also enjoy dishes a la carte, such as cottage cheese, yogurt and granola parfaits and curry. Last, but certainly not least, their coffee reigns supreme. Enjoy a flat white, latte, espresso, cappuccino – you name it, they have it, and it’s guaranteed to be delicious. Their coffee beans come from countries all over the world. If you can’t stop by early in the morning, most of their brunch items can be found on the lunch menu as well.
Address and Telephone: 151 Rue de Paris Lille, FR, +33 9 73 55 93 60
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Tous les Jours Dimanche
Tous les Jours Dimanche is a sweet tea-house that serves tasty breakfast bites and brunch food. The prix fixe brunch menu is a bargain and includes various breads with an assortment of jams, jellies, syrups, and spreads, a parfait with dried fruits, pancakes, a fresh fruit salad, and a breakfast sandwich on a bagel, with eggs and bacon. You may enjoy a cool beverage, such as freshly squeezed juice or a smoothie, or you can pair you breakfast with a hot drink, like coffee, hot chocolate, and of course, tea. The teas come from around the world and are served in antique teapots, with matching teacups and saucers. Even if you don’t want to fill up on food, the atmosphere at Tous les Jours Dimanche is warm and pleasant, so choose to pop in for a simple spot of tea and a pastry.
Address and Telephone: 13 Rue Bartholomé Masurel Lille, FR, +33 3 28 36 05 92
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Tamper! Espresso Bar
Perfectly nestled in a quaint Lille neighborhood, Tamper! is a coffee shop worth getting excited about. The lovely cafe is contemporary, chic, and intimate; it’s the perfect place to curl up with a hot cup of coffee and your favorite book. Start your morning off right with an amazing drink, such as freshly squeezed juice or a smoothie. Next, choose to fill up on quiche, coleslaw, soup, salad or pastries. Lastly, their desserts are to die for – try the key lime pie or the butter cream pistachio cake. Between the mouthwatering food, quaint record player, and cozy ambiance, your experience at this espresso bar will never be forgotten.
Address and Telephone: 10 Rue des Vieux Murs Lille, FR, +33 3 20 39 28 21
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La Cour des Vignes
Each Sunday, La Cour des Vignes opens its doors to the people of Lille, inviting them to a magnificent, unforgettable brunch. At a fixed price of 20 Euros, guests may enjoy pastries, fresh fruit, hot drinks, freshly squeezed juices, and cheeses as a starter. Then, they can choose from scrambled eggs, fried eggs, or an omelet served with a baked potato or side salad. La Cour des Vignes’s chic decor creates a very soft, welcoming atmosphere. There’s even a miniature seating area, complete with tables, chairs, and children’s books – the perfect dining nook for kids.
Address and Telephone: 21 Jean Baptiste Lebas Lille, FR, +33 3 20 54 97 27
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Spok is a hipster, gourmet burger bar complete with communal picnic tables and individual light bulbs hanging from the ceiling. For a more contemporary atmosphere, dine out on the terrace on a beautiful, sunny day. The restaurant is known for their juicy signature burgers, fresh salads, and other delicious plates. However, Spok hosts a magnificent brunch once a month that you simply cannot miss. Dine on scones, breads and jams, granola and cottage cheese, or alternatively choose a fruit salad. Each brunch has a different theme, and the food items follow suit, so you’ll never get the same meal twice.
Address and Telephone: 15 Rue Saint Jacques Lille, FR, +33 9 54 51 73 22
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Open since 1969, Pubstore has been a gathering place for friends, family, coworkers, and new acquaintances for decades. The interior features brightly colored walls, which perfectly compliment the contemporary decor. While the lunch and dinner menus are a la carte, the weekend brunch menu is prix fixe. It includes two beverages, one cold and one hot. Next, enjoy cottage cheese with cereal and fresh fruit, and brioche and bread, served with butters and jams. Lastly, eat scrambled eggs with a small arugula salad on the side, and a slice of toast with truffle pesto. The entrée comes with grilled ham and onions or smoked salmon. Although they may not be featured on the menu, the Pubstore has quite the eclectic cocktail list, which may be just the thing you need to finish off your fantastic brunch meal.
Address and Telephone: 44 Rue de la Halle Lille, FR, +33 3 20 55 10 31
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Mademoiselle is an adorable, contemporary bistro with delicious food and cozy ambiance. The brunch menu is made up of different kinds of platters, including the seafood platter, sweet platter, savory platter, and British platter. If none of the platters strike your fancy or you’re not in the mood to share, the menu has entrée dishes as well. Try the quinoa risotto, ravioli, egg casserole, and brioche toast with gourmet coffee for dessert. Mademoiselle is happy to make your meals vegetarian or vegan if need be.
Address and Telephone: 12 Rue Thiers Lille, FR, +33 3 20 10 09 90
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Closed on the weekends, Hoover Garden is perfect for when you’re craving a weekday brunch. The burger bar serves delicious bites, such as steak tartare, bacon cheeseburgers, vegetable tagine, seafood risotto, and more. However, the standout options here are definitely the extensive wine list, gourmet coffee, and tasty desserts. Try the crème brülee, the chocolate mousse, and waffle with chocolate and whipped cream. The staff is friendly and the service is swift, everything on the menu is scrumptious, and the restaurant features many large windows, perfect to soak up the morning sun.
Address and Telephone: 463 Ave du Président Hoover Lille, FR, +33 3 20 49 29 64