How to Order Coffee in Paris

Paris is a city of café culture, not a city of coffee culture. Like any foreign city, knowing the lingo when it comes to coffee helps!

Un café plain coffee with nothing added, strong and (usually, not always) brewed like espresso but served in a bigger cup

Un noisette espresso with a hint of hot milk/cream  in it

Un allongé espresso coffee with double the amount of water, basically a weak black coffee

Un café crème coffee served in a large cup (as opposed to a normal size cup) with hot milk/cream

You can drink a café noir (black) or espresso any time of day, but the only time you can drink it with food is at breakfast

See all the varieties and more tips on ordering coffee in Paris on the blog!