Sunday breakfast is a pretty serious affair. As a general principle, if I am going to get out of bed on a Sunday morning, it better be for a damn good reason. The breakfast spread at PAUL makes a strong case.
Located on the high end of High Street (zero pun games being played here) in Melrose Arch, PAUL has unmistakable French influences, from the background music to the French titles on the menu (and pretty much everything else) or the white coats donned by the waitrons.PAUL has established itself as a premier patisserie and breakfast joint. If you do not believe me, try stroll in there between 9 and 10am on a weekend and see how long it will take to get a table. To be honest, I didn’t understand what the fuss was about the first time a friend took me there…until I tried the pain perdu classique! Let us just say I was back there a couple of days later!
Look, at first, I did not I enjoy having to wait for what felt like an eternity before getting a table, which is obviously due to the high clientele
traffic, once seated it I found the particularly small tables awkward and uncomfortable at first past all of that, I found the place to have great charm and a unique feel to it.
Whether you go with my favorite, French toast or you try the gypsy ham croissant or dabble in the aesthetically appealing patisserie bar, you will, in all likelihood, start thinking about your next visit even before you finish your meal. The food is that good. I also found the service to be pretty impressive, especially given how the place is always buzzing with traffic.
Visit: PAUL Depuis, Melrose Arch.