Episode 3: Le Café Parisian – The Ultimate Café Culture

Elaine's Coastal Places

Every time I return to Paris I get great
amusement from sipping coffee at a café terrace watching the world go by. It
brings me right back to those first years when I was a jeune fille au pair. There is a natural elegance about the French;
perhaps particularly the Parisians. That French Flair! How they appear to
‘throw’ an outfit together that looks chic, yet, effortless – c’est instinctif!

Getting back to the Parisian café… my
first experience of sipping tea, à la
bergamote
, – rather than coffee back then – at a Parisian café is the garçon de café – waiter – with his bonnes manièresnot! My gosh, anyone who has visited Paris is well aware of these ‘can-be’
ill-mannered garçons de café. But, to
be honest, that is part of the Parisian scene. I quickly grew to understand it
and…

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