There's nothing quite like a perfectly baked French pastry paired with a cup of coffee to make a great start to the day. The combination of the sweetness of the pastry against the bitter edge to the coffee results in a breakfast experience that satisfies all your tastebuds at once.
While you might have found it hard to find great French patisserie and boulangerie goods outside of France a few years ago, we're now lucky enough to have a big selection of cafés, bakeries and restaurants here in Dubai that can bring a taste of France to us.
1. French Bakery
At the French Bakery on Sheikh Zayed Raod, there are French patisserie and viennoiserie choices aplenty, from the more-ish Almond Croissant through to Apricot chausson - the pastry that's supposed to resemble a slipper in its looks.
If you're looking for a breakfast box, then the Bachelor breakfast is ideal for a quick bite - a hot drink and a pastry of your choice. However, for those mornings when you've got a bigger appetite, the Continental Breakfast is a pretty substantial petit déjeuner - a croissant, danish pastry, and crusty French baguette and jams, along with juice and a hot drink. For a French breakfast at home with the family, there are the French Basket family options too, with a selection of baked goods and fresh OJ.
Comfort food... @paulbakerydubai tickled my sweet senses with their moist brioche French toast drizzled with maple syrup and finished with a large scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream... Accompanied with the perfect frothy cappuccino that Paul has a reputation for... The financier, which garnishes all Pauls saucers is actually the cherry on the top 👌
The Paul Bakery & Restaurant know exactly what their clients are looking for when they order in pastries from the bakery. Whether they want to eat in or have breakfast delivered, Paul's customers will feel like they've woken up in Paris when they take their first bite! Melt-in-your-mouth French patisserie goods are exquisitely baked and presented at Paul's.
Our favourite pick from their breakfast baked goods counter is the Pain au Chocolat et Pistaches, a grown-up take on every kid's first patisserie choice, the pain au chocolat. If you're yearning for a savoury start to the day, we also recommend the croissant au fromage.
At Paul, there's also an awesome selection of French breads, such as the Pain de seigle and pain complet, if you prefer to just order in freshly baked bread that you can top to your liking at home or at your desk.
3. Le Pain Quotidien
The name of this restaurant says it all - "the daily bread". Here you'll find a range of different breakfast goods, including some light as air French and Belgian pastry favourites, such as almond croissants, plain croissants and savoury filled croissants. And of course, there's Brioche and Brioche French toast too.
If you're eating in, European conviviality is encouraged by seating customers who don't know each other at communal tables. But if you're looking for breakfast to be brought to you, Deliveroo can bring your favourite items from the menu at Le Pain Quotidien to your door.
Part of the fun of having a French pastry breakfast is that it doesn't always have to be a dish that's good for you; you can always have a healthy breakfast another day. If you're in the mood for decadence, order a Chocolate Eclair or a Mille Feuille pastry from Aubaine, along with a fresh juice so that you don't feel so bad about essentially choosing a dessert for your first meal of the day!
Every pastry on Aubaine's menu is crafted by hand, so you know that you'll get the very best in French patisserie tastes, textures and flavours, no matter what you order.
Is your mouth watering at the thought of biting into a delicious French pastry for breakfast? Order now with Deliveroo.