Will you be in Paris anytime soon? If so, you might want to check out La Favorite, a chic cafe on Rue de Rivoli almost directly across from the metro stop St. Paul off of line 1. they have a full menu or if you just want to sit and have a hot drink (or cold, your preference) you can just relax and enjoy the ambiance.

Sidewalk cafe in paris

We were here in the morning, it was around 10am and the cafe wasn’t that full. However, if you pass by this same cafe in the afternoon or at night, the place is packed with French people.

Sidewalk Cafe in paris

I have never seen a sign on the wall like this. They are all over the cafe but each sign has a different name.

Sidewalk cafe in Paris

This French gentleman was enjoying his breakfast, a soft boiled egg and he had some coffee. I haven’t seen anyone eat an egg like that in years.

sidewalk cafe in Paris

This was my cappuccino, doesn’t it look lush?

sidewalk cafe in paris

My mom ordered hot chocolate, can you see how think it is? They bring sugar for you in case the chocolate isn’t sweet enough for your tastebuds.

sidewalk cafe in Paris

We were sitting next to the radiator which was wonderful because it was snowing outside.

sidewalk cafe in Paris

The collage below is of the waitress handling the bread. I took these three shots right after each other. Do you have any idea why I thought this was interesting? She is handling the bread with her bare hands, no gloves. This is something that more than likely wouldn’t be done in most restaurants in America but it is common practice in Paris. It’s one of those things I had to get accustomed to when I lived here, and now I don’t even think about it but I don’t want you to be surprised if you see something similar to this when you travel.

sidewalk cafe in Paris

One of the great things about most, if not all, cafes in Paris is that you can sit for as long as you want and not feel pressured to keep buying food or drink. I have literally sat in a cafe for 4 or 5 hours with a book and a couple of cups of coffee. Now many places are supplying free internet which is always a bonus.

Sidewalk cafe in Paris

See all those oranges? Nothing but fresh squeezed OJ here!

Sidewalk cafe in Paris

It was snowing and ridiculously cold but people were still sitting outside. Cold doesn’t stop Parisians from sitting outdoors, and at La Favorite you are protected from the elements and heated by overhead heat lamps.

Sidewalk cafe in Paris

Sidewalk cafe in Paris

Sidewalk cafe in Paris

What do you think of this cafe? Does it look like a place you would like to visit?

PLEASE NOTE: I have not been paid or asked to write this, La Favorite is just a cafe I happened upon and liked so I am now blogging about it. If I am getting paid or I am being asked to write a review, I will let you know.

 

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