When in France, Order Breakfast Like The French

France is famous for their cuisine everywhere in the world, and indeed they invented the word ‘cuisine’ to begin with!

For breakfast, the French prefer to keep it short and simple. After all, they don’t call it ‘le petit déjeuner’ for nothing (the little breakfast).

A typical breakfast in France includes a croissant (buttery rolls of flaky pastry) and/or a tartine (French bread sliced lengthwise, with butter and jam), some fruit or juice, and café au lait (coffee with milk, also called café crème).

Make sure you know how to order breakfast in France or French speaking countries with our cute guide to yummy French breakfast food.

Begin with any of the following phrases and then just add your choice from the menu below:

Je vais prendre… (I’ll have…)

J’aimerais commander… (I would like to order…)

Vous avez…? (Do you have…)

French Breakfast Menu
French Breakfast Menu – A Cheat Sheet!