A hidden gem well-known amongst the local “ladies who lunch” set, Café Jacquemart-André provides a fabulous place to brunch away your Sunday afternoon when everything else in Paris c’est fermé. Housed in the former dining room of Edouard André and Nélie Jacquemart’s art-filled 19th century mansion, the Café ranks as one of the most beautiful tea rooms in all of Paris. Tucked away off Boulevard Haussmann, just a stone’s throw from the Champs-Elysées, the peaceful gardens and mansion museum are worth a visit in themselves. But the Café remains the highlight for most. Beneath the Tiepolo fresco ceiling, you can enjoy a pot of tea while sampling a wide range of delicious desserts created by the best pastry chefs in Paris: the Pâtisserie Stohrer and Michel Fenet’s Petite Marquise. At lunchtime, salads, quiches, and a dish or two of the day are on offer (a scallop risotto last time we visited). Every Sunday from 11 a.m., the Café Jacquemart-André transforms into one of the essential meeting places for brunch–rub shoulders with some of Paris’ elite as you sip on champagne and savor your oeuf cocotte aux fines herbes. Accessible independent of the museum, the Café Jacquemart-André is open from 11.45 a.m to 5.30 p.m (lunch from 11.45 a.m to 3 p.m and snacks from 3 p.m to 5.30 pm). Brunch is served each Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.–by far one of the best ways to spend a leisurely Sunday in Paris. Be sure to dress the part.