Head to the Batignolles neighborhood to discover Mamma Andrea Italian brunch. This address, that discreetly opened a year ago, belongs to Les Fils à Maman. For Andrea, they wanted a fresh vibe and Italian cuisine was the answer.
Fresh products and welcoming restaurant, this is the winning combo. With its old-fashioned décor made of trinkets, hand-painted carafes, comfortable bench seats and wooden tables, the place is very cozy and provides a genuine break in Paris. A terrace sheltered from the sun and in a rather empty street, the place allows you to enjoy the sunny weather!
Sunday lunch, Andrea opens. Let’s have a seat on the terrace and browse the two menus: the classic menu and the brunch menu. We’re here to try the brunch but it’s a rather good surprise to see that the whole table doesn’t have to have coffees and croissants for lunch.
The brunch menu is simple, burrata, scrambled eggs served with cold cuts, assortment of breads and croissants or dessert à la carte (to choice) and the traditional hot beverages and fruit juices, the whole for €26. You also can add some truffle onto your eggs or burrata for extra €5.
Mamma Andrea team is very friendly; you can enjoy Stracciatella instead of burrata (both options cost the same) and vegetarians can enjoy vegetable pasta instead of cold cuts. It will be truffled eggs, Stracciatella and parmigiana. We also order an assortment of viennoiseries and a dessert for two!
The order is on and viennoiseries are served 5 minutes later but we wait for the entire order to take the picture. 10 minutes later, we’re happy. the small tray with burrata, eggs and sides is here and the view is just delighting. So much that we forget the panna cotta that is served 5 minutes later. Let’s enjoy all this!
The burrata is smooth, the Stracciatella is even smoother (normal since it’s burrata cream). We also have some grissini to accompany cheeses, but we don’t need them. I seasoned the Stracciatella with a pinch of salt, but I think some fleur de sel would be better to enhance the taste and make it just flawless.
Eggs are perfectly cooked, still a bit runny. With both versions, with and without truffle, the truffle brings something more. The quantity is perfect to enjoy the meal. We move from the eggs to the burrata without any problem, but if the cold cuts are a “logical” side for an Italian version of the brunch with the traditional eggs, bacon, we actually loved the parmigiana, a dish to die for with its very crunchy grilled cheese crust. The eggplants are very well seasoned, just perfect with some tomatoes so that they can bake, but without being to “watery”.
After a break, we gladly enjoy the panna cotta we think is very smooth and not too sweet. We’re happy to share this dessert but gourmands may want to order the tiramisu or the chocolate and mascarpone cake à la carte for €8.
Verdicts? The brunch has been very well designed and we’re happy to see that the manager wanted to adapt the brunch to needs or expectations. We leave happy, our stomachs not too filled and ready to tackle the afternoon!
Andrea - Batignolles
7 Rue Brochant
75017 Paris 17
Le brunch: €26
Brunch servi le dimanche de 12h à 15h