Di and Will Keser, of Melbourne cafes Hardware Societe and Bowery to Williamsburg, are taking the Paris option.
Having fallen hard for the City of Lights, they've taken on a 50-seat restaurant, directly opposite the steps of Sacre Coeur cathedral in Montmartre, which they will turn into a brunch cafe, also called Hardware Societe.
"Parisians are getting on board with the brunch phenomenon," Di says.
The Kesers are taking coffee from Brunswick-based roasters Padre with them, and are installing a Slayer espresso machine, one of the first in Paris.
Hardware Societe's Paris branch is expected to open in January.