In the most southerly reaches of France with the Mediterranean to the east and the Spanish region of Catalonia to the south, Perpignan is a city of culinary riches. Take your pick from one of these restaurants for brunch and you won’t be disappointed.
A L’Heure des Thés is a tastefully decorated tea house located in a protected mansion in Perpignan’s city center. The light brunch here consists of a hot drink, orange juice, homemade pastries, and toast with butter and jam, with the option of adding fried eggs and bacon. Make sure to sample their vast range of teas, from green and black varieties to herbal infusions. Of particular note is the mate, a South American brew said to have numerous health benefits. It is drunk through a metal straw from a hollowed-out gourd.
14 Rue de l’Ange, Perpignan, France, +33 4 68 66 86 17
Try a classic French breakfast of pastries, bread, butter, jam, and orange juice at Le Petit Comité. You can also get your choice of a cappuccino, espresso, hot chocolate, tea, or a café allongé. This French version of the Italian lungo is a coffee beverage prepared with twice the usual amount of water in order to dilute the strength of the espresso shot. Make use of the mezzanine seating area or take your meal outside on the terrace and bask in the Perpignan sun.
24 Boulevard Georges Clemenceau, Perpignan, France, +33 4 68 35 36 03