Archive for March, 2011

Awaken to Paris Cafes

Posted in Food and Recipes, French Affair, French Cafes, Paris, Paris Shopping with tags , , , on March 8, 2011 by Therese Waddell

Bonjour everyone,

It’s very simple. If you don’t want to pay big money in the City of Lights, there’s a whole host of inexpensive cafes, bars and tea rooms that you can enjoy just as much. If you’re out and about shopping and sightseeing this beautiful city, a simple sandwich or salade and coffee at any one of the smaller cafes may be all that it takes to rejuvenate the energies and propel you back into the pulse of Paris rhythm.

I propose ‘Doreen Cafe and Tea Room” at 12 Rue de Caumartin in the 9th arrondissment. This street has been around for a very long time. It was originally opened by  Antoine-Louis Lefebvre de Caumartin (Marquis of Saint Ange) in 1779.

My french awakening to ‘Doreen Cafe’ was initially surprising given that it is my mother’s name. The genetic pull was instant and I felt certain she would not only like seeing her name embellished on the glass of  the Parisien cafe window but also that “her establishment” offers a nice spot for a sweet rendezvous in Paris.

In busier hours, you may even have to share a table out on the terrace…

and who knows who you may rub shoulders against? Perhaps one day you’ll see my mother looking divinely elegant sipping tea.

Enjoy yourself there.

I know my mother would.

Au Revoir,

Best Wishes, Therese

copyright@2011Therese Waddell