Thursday, November 27, 2008


It’s been on the chilly side here in Paris, but that doesn't stop people from freezing their bums off for a caffeine fix. This is a photo of a Starbucks near Bastille this past weekend. The line was so long it extended out the door. Apparently Seattle isn't the only place where people need a Starbucks fix.


Anonymous said...

I managed to avoid the Starbucks in Paris, being quite content with the "cafe creme" and the square of bittersweet chocolate that was offered with it I found at a couple of cafes. I am wondering if the Starbucks in Paris makes better expresso/lattes, etc than the ones here in the states? The yogurt in Paris my lactose intolerant self can eat, the cola was better tasting - maybe Starbucks is better too?

A Seattleite in Paris said...

Deborah - it's not as good. The best Starbucks is in Seattle, but I will admit to being biased. :)

Pamela H said...

I have to admit I have been to a Starbucks in Paris. I a, coming next week, and hope to find a cafe where I can get a soy latte, any ideas ?

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A Seattleite in Paris said...

Pamela - unfortunately I can't really help with soy latte in Paris. I'm not much of a coffee drinker (I tend to stick to tea). When I do drink coffee it's usually a "normal" cafe creme or once in a blue moon I'll have a caramel macchiato at Starbucks.

Laume said...

I can't quite figure out why one would want to go to a Starbucks in Paris, there are so many alternatives, but my hubby liked the break from all things new in the familiarity of a Starbucks. The photo you show is the Starbucks he frequented regularly when we stayed in the Bastille for a few weeks.

Betty C. said...

I know this very Starbucks!

I can tell Laume why one would want to go to a Starbucks in Paris: imagine one is an American with teenage daughters who LOVE Starbucks in the USA, then come back after the summer and bemoan not being able to go to one.

Then imagine one takes said Franco-American daughters to Paris for a week. One goes there with a list of all of the Starbucks in Paris...

C'est la vie. I agree they aren't quite as good, though.