Thursday, October 14, 2010

Cappuccino & Espresso in Paris

Lauduree Tea Salon on the Champs Elysees was on my" must go to list" after reading so much about it from Vicki Archer's blog French Essence. 

Rue Cler is a wonderful street in Paris with lovely shops, open air produce stands, fresh fish and flower markets, and patisseries.  It was a pleasant cool morning to enjoy croissants and cappuccino as we observed daily life on this quaint pedestrian street.
After walking for hours but loving every minute touring the Musee d' Orsay we enjoyed one of those long Paris lunches at Le Royal Orsay Cafe. When my husband asked for the "l'addition, s'il vous plait," the delightful waiter asked if we wanted a small bill or a large bill. Naturally my husband said a small bill so the waiter folded the ticket into a tiny piece of paper and handed it to him. It was funny and we all enjoyed laughing.  He posed for a picture and also took a picture of us. I can't help but wonder if he had done the same thing before.

I am joining Michael's fun party at Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday.


  1. Chocolate croissants and cafe au lait in a Paris cafe are 2 of my favorite things. You make me wish I were there this very rainy afternoon.

  2. We were just at La Duree a few months ago and loved it. We'd go back for the kids break, but they have major transportation strikes going on right now :) Would I swim across the channel for those macaroons? Maybe! XO Laura

  3. It looks wonderful and sounds like great fun! It's nice to hear a story about a server in a French restaurant that isn't negative (just the opposite). Another stereotype bites the dust! ;)

  4. P.S. I forgot to respond to your question about how long it takes to post pics for an image-intensive tablescape. Probably 30 minutes (or a little longer). I usually upload 5 pics at a time and do other things while Blogger's at work. It's not exactly fun, but it doesn't require much in the way of concentration either.

    Thank you for your visits and kind comments ...

  5. Ooh...lovely! Just wishing I was there, too..I've never gotten to Paris. I know I would love the galleries and sidewalk would be a definite step up from my usual Starbucks...LOL!

    Looking forward to more pictures...:)



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