Sunday, 18 March 2012

bread&roses, Paris



bread & roses (interior)

We popped into this little cafe to warm up on our last day in Paris, when it was grey and dreary outside. We'd wandered past this place earlier in our trip and liked the look of it, so we decided to go back and try it out.

Actually, we almost walked straight out again when we saw the sit-down prices: a raspberry macaron that was €6 to take out was €8.50 to eat in. Perhaps we should just have coffee after all! But pain au chocolat were a comparative bargain at €2.90, and oh my, they were worth every cent: perfectly fresh, crisp and flaky on the outside, soft (but still light) in the middle. A perfect complement to the very strong coffee.

It was a little crowded, with not much space to squeeze between the tables, but once we'd sat down that just made it feel cosy. The huge windows meant that the whole place felt bright (even on a dull day) and there were fresh flowers on all the tables.

Getting to hide from the weather in little places like this almost makes up for constant drizzle, don't you think?

bread&roses (exterior)


15 comments:

Tabor said...

And also makes up for the prices perhaps?

Jenny Woolf said...

Wonderful looking place though I can't imagine myself paying eight fifty for any cake!

carma said...

everything is so clean and orderly. why don't we have awesome cafes like that around here!!

helen tilston said...

A delightful little cafe. Slightly expensive but sometimes these are the most memorable.

Helenx

becky said...

Wow, a cover charge for a sweet roll...out of line!

ladyfi said...

Oh, the bliss of Paris! I do remember it being cold though during winter...

Rachel said...

Absolutely. Where in Paris were you? If it's a very touristy area, high prices might keep the clients down to a manageable number..

traveller's yarn said...

That does seem a lot, even for an amazing macaroon... Makes me pine for Paris. our last trips have been in winter, and I love it in the cold.

Johanna GGG said...

Oh how I love paris and now to hear there is a cafe there that shares its name with a favourite song of mine - of course I want (need) to go there

lockwoodseasons said...

So lovely... I love Paris although the price was raaaather too high...

lockwoodseasons said...

So lovely... I love Paris although the price was raaaather too high...

lockwoodseasons said...

So lovely... I love Paris although the price was raaaather too high...

Elizabeth said...

Great post....love your header.

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Charlotte said...

Paris is filled with so many beautiful little hideaway places like this. Thanks for taking me back there with this post :) Now I'm craving a pastry.

Alice Braga said...

A place with fresh flowers on all the tables always gets my vote. All the more so if it's in Paris. :)

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