Brunch : both breakfast and lunch, the best 2-for-1 in the world !
I really like Sunday brunch, and what if we add a mexican one in the mix ? Jackpot !
La Doña opened a few months ago in the 11ème arrondissement in Paris. I knew about this restaurant thanks to a friend that lives around the corner. We had dinner there and it was really good, authentic mexican food from the state of Oaxaca. I waited for a loong time to finally go to the Sunday brunch, and it was worth the wait.
First of all, the restaurant’s decor is really nice, typical of the 11ème arrondissement. It is simple and a little bit eclectic at the same time.
As any other typical Parisian brunch, it comes with French pastries (pain au chocolat, croissant or loafs of french bread), a homemade jam, freshly pressed juice and your choice of hot drink. There are two main dishes to choose from, and since the menu changes every other week, I chose the “huevos rancheros* “. I was a little bit scared since huevos rancheros are usually a little bit heavy, but these were perfect !
The brunch ends with your choice of dessert: arroz con leche, yoghurt with honey, or fruit with granola and yoghurt (this might vary depending on the week).
Although it is a little bit on the pricey side (27 €) , the food is really good and if you would appreciate a different option from all of the Parisian brunches out there, I highly recommend it.
No need to make a reservation, just pop up at 82 rue Jean Pierre Timbaud (métro Parmentier, line 3).
(*) Huevos rancheros are usually presented as two fried eggs in between two tortillas, with lots of salsa on top. Cream and cheese usually finish off this delicious business.