The local residents’ daily bakery stop, Maison Chevallot depicts what can only be described as une boulangerie des rêves, with its classical and honest French tone revealing why this country is hailed a the king of the pâtisserie. A large spread of the prettiest pastries line the windows that look too intricately amazing to even be edible. Spellbound by the tantalizing lure of perfectly baked goods, patrons have no other option than to enter and select a treat from amidst the pain au chocolats and croissants.
Address: L’Adroit, Val d’Isère, France, +33 4 79 06 16 09
Crêperie Grand Marnier
Located conveniently close to the central ski lifts at Rond Point des Pistes, the Grand Marnier Crêperie is an ideal stop on your way to the slopes. More sophisticated and satisfying than any American pancake breakfast, watch your crêpe be crafted in front of you and choose from a multitude of toppings sweet or savoury. From a simple sprinkling of sugar to an indulgent hazelnut praline with sliced banana, be sure to add Grand Marnier liqueur for that extra pizazz to kick off the day
Address: Place des dolomites, Val d’Isère, France, +33 08 99 54 93 04
If a continental style breakfast isn’t for you, sink your teeth into a full English breakfast at the Moris Pub. One of the oldest buildings in Val d’Isère (physically evident due to its rustic and slightly dilapidated exterior), the Moris Pub has more to offer than just beer, drinking games and good quality bar snacks. If you’re missing a home-style fry up look no further than here, where the range of breakfast favourites are sure to satisfy your breakfast cravings. Complete with an historically richer story than meets the eye, the Moris is pleasingly located opposite Val d’Isère’s iconic and picturesque church.
Address: Avenue du Prariond, Val d’Isère, France, +33 479 062 211
La Peau de Vache
It may not offer your conventional continental or cooked breakfast options, instead La Peau de Vache provides the finest of Savoyarde cuisine for a brunch time delight. Situated at the top of the Bellevarde Express chairlift, this restaurant looks out onto an incredible view of the mountains opposite. With a sophisticated yet pastoral décor, perch outside on a hay bail draped in cow hide and embrace the country-style ambience while soaking up the snow glistening backdrop. Le Peau de Vache specialises in finest the quality burgers and regional Savoyarde tartiflette.
Address: Bellevarde, Val d’Isere, France, +33 479 061129
Roxy Coffee Shop
Based inside the Quiksilver shop, patrons here can enjoy browsing the clothes racks for some new ski gear before grabbing brunch in the Roxy café. This quirky café-shop combo with an American diner-style twist offers no nonsense food at a reasonable price; a much welcomed break in the pricey resort of Val d’Isère. Opt for a milkshake or smoothie for a sweet, juicy refreshment or choose from a typical range of teas and coffees. Offering free wi-fi and a social buzz, Roxy is an enjoyable place for a down-to-earth meal.
Address:Quiksilver shop, Avenue Olympique, Val d’Isere, France, +33 479 419022