My favorite time of the day is morning and there is no better way to start your day at one of the many outdoor cafés in lovely Paris. Cafe culture has been an essential part of Parisian life for centuries and I can see why. What could be better than sitting outside sipping a dark, strong cafe au lait, munching a buttery, hot fresh croissant and watching the world go by? Not much in my book.

During a late April trip to France, I enjoyed my breakfast in Paris even if the weather was a tad bit cold. It brought me back to over twenty years before when I lived in Paris as a student at the Sorbonne and embraced the cafe culture with all my heart. Now, I’m lucky if I get a real french coffee and normally just enjoy my regular cup of joe.

Ahc’était ça la vie!

Parisian cafe

A votre service!

Parisian cafe

Parisian cafe

Parisian cafe

Parisian cafe

Parisian cafe

Parisian cafe

Parisian cafe

Parisian cafe

No I didn’t have this for breakfast but they were making fresh tiramisu that morning! I was very tempted to eat it for breakfast!

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36 comments

  1. A warm coffee on a cool morning outside is amazing. I might have gone for the tiramisu. Going to make my morning coffee now, hopefully it has not been spoiled by dreams of Paris.

    1. Yes indeed! I am brewing mine now here in Minnesota. It is rainy and dreary and how I long to be sitting outside sipping my cafe au lait! 🙂

  2. I love the pastries of Paris. I am currently traveling in Eastern Europe where nice pastries are also wonderful. I look forward to seeing more of your travel journal in Paris.

  3. We lived in Paris for two years – mostly grey and rainy – but, as I told visitors, “You don’t come to Paris for the weather – but for everything else!”

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