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!