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Day 39: Coffeehouse

I am not a coffee drinker. Nor a tea drinker. (Hot chocolate is my poison.)

I used to joke with my friends, when I was a graduate student, that cafés relying on my business would easily go bankrupt. I was the opposite of many other students (and non-students alike) who need their caffeine fix daily, often several times a day. There isn’t even a point for me to carry any loyalty card, because I’ll never reach the number of stamps required to get a free beverage.

Of course, coffee houses are great for short meet-ups with friends, or to get a cup of hot drinks and sit to read. Given I’m due to move to Paris soon, I should learn to ease in the café lifestyle a bit better. Perhaps it’s the romantic view that everyone have of Paris, that this is the thing to do. For sure, you’ll also be charged a premium for that sit down privileges. Do you know, most Parisian cafés easily charge 200-300% more for the cuppa at the table than serving you au comptoir (i.e. at the bar)?

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  1. Chloé says:

    I’m a bad Parisian. I never know what to order and usually we’re just looking for somewhere to hide from the elements… Most often I try to convince my friends to come to my place ;)

  2. m3d says:

    i prefer plain tea but can enjoy a cuppa from time to time ;)

    2 to 3 times at the table is quite a killing eh

    • Lil says:

      it sure is, but that’s the premium for a seat to watch the world goes by. must try at least once if you’re in paris ;)

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