Un Tasse de Thé

july5

Et deux croissants.

Okay, so today’s photo really is from Paris, a leftover shot I had from our trip in March. Breakfast at Au Rêve cafe in Montmartre, just down the block from our apartment. What I wouldn’t give for a teleporter right this minute. Though I’d probably swap out the green tea for any other kind of tea; I got all flummoxed when the waiter asked “Quelle type?” when I ordered “Du thé, s’il vous plaît,” and ended up saying “vert” instead of “rouge” or “noir.” Ah well.

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16 comments

  • I hope the croissants more than made up for the green tea

    • Oh, for sure. All that buttery, flaky goodness! xo

  • whenever people in france asked follow up questions, i always got nervous and forgot every bit of french i’ve ever learned. i probably wouldn’t have even mustered up a “vert” so consider yourself lucky! i need practice :C

    • Haha, I’m glad it’s not just me! I spend so much time mentally preparing for only one conversational outcome, so when a follow-up question is thrown in the mix, forget it, I’m done for. xo

  • Oooh that looks divine, although I”m with you. Would have gone for the black tea (although I, too, would have gotten flumoxed)!

    • From now on, I’m going to tack on “noir” at the end of my order so there is no confusion! This plan works well in theory. xo

  • Green tea is not even tea. I am familiar with the panic-order in Paris though. At least you got the croissant order right.

    Un croissant n’est jamais assez, oui?

    • Haha, it’s not even tea! It’s leaf-water, honestly. But yeah, it’s hard to call it a loss when you have a delicious croissant, too. xo

      PS: Jamais!

  • i just think you should know you are a part of my life plan now. when i think of going to paris, as i have since i was, i don’t know 8 or 9, i have had a million different daydreams. now i have one and it goes something like: i email you and i say “i am planning a trip to paris!!” and then you say “yay!” and we spend a couple weeks emailing back and forth cute apartments to rent. then we meet in paris, at the airport. then we hold hands all through paris and laugh and cry and take pictures (and you do all the ordering in restaurants). fun? xoxoxo

    • So I just think you should know this comment absolutely made me well-up when I read it on Friday. I’ve been trying to think of how to respond ever since, and I’m coming up empty. You. Absolute. Darling. Do you even know how incredible that was to read?! What a dream that would be! Hand-holding and silly picture taking and sitting in cafes all day! You just name the date. I’m there. xoxoxoxo

  • I can NOT make myself like green tea. I know I should and I feel guilty about it, but green tea tastes closest to sticks and leaves than any other tea. That said, i agree with whomever said the croissant would more than make up for it.

    • The thing is, I’ve had green tea maybe ONCE before in my entire life, at a sushi restaurant when it was the only option. It’s not like “vert” should have even been in my lexicon and yet, there it was! Falling out of my mouth at a waiter who was I felt sure was judging me every second that passed. Sigh. xo

  • Whenever we are in France we always end up with espresso instead of coffee. Never sure whether it’s because we are ordering wrong or because they think that we should be drinking espresso instead of coffee! Oh and as for green tea, it’s the devil’s work.

    • Haha! That one makes no sense. “Café” and “espresso” are entirely different words, it’s not like they could confuse them! Oh, the French. Maybe they think you guys need extra caffeine? Je ne sais pas. But I totally snorted at “the devil’s work.” Oui! xo

  • How amazing! Those croissants look just divine!

    • Oh, they were! Mmm, now I’m hungry. xo