Thursday, November 03, 2011

Un peu plus cher

The coffee I had on the Place de la Contrescarpe cost a bit more than the one I had down on the rue Monge. For the extra centimes, I got a nifty glass of water along side. I thought it was weird, but then I drank it (after the coffee) and it was good. Go figure.

I think this coffee was about €2.80 compared to the first one which was an even €2.00.

It was just about time to meet Mark and Julie. I walked a short loop up to the back side of the Panthéon before heading back down to the rue Monge and their hotel.

15 comments:

  1. One of the reasons why I don't drink coffee is because it makes me thirsty. So the glass of water seems like a good idea.
    I'm enjoying your 'walks' through the streets of Paris ... although they give me sore feet!

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  2. water and coffee.....then i'd have to find a free wc stop which aint so easy in paris!

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  3. Are you experiencing an early Été de la St-Martin, known here as Indian Summer. Most calendars in France do not mention saint Martin's feast day which is on 11/11, but instead Armistice Day.

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  4. An expensive coffee and I see they announce it with that little note on the saucer - Sucker, AND they can't spell.
    Leon (of course)Not Sue!

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  5. LOL, Leon
    That water was a good idea for the hot day in the making.

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  6. Leon, just like Evelyn said: LOL

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  7. Wow. Good to know coffee is at bargain prices here in Sevilla. I usually pay 1.20 or 1.30 for my morning cup of café con leche. Hope to hear soon that you're back is better!

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  8. How much does it cost to "spend a penny" in Paris, I wonder.....does the café have shares in the local loos ??!!

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  9. €.80 for a glass of water? Yep, that's Paris!

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  10. Leon, you're "quick"; I agree with you! LOL

    BUT, cafe sitting is sooooo different in Paris, right?

    Obviously, Walt, you know how envious we are of you to have the ability to stroll through Paris and stop when you're thirsty!

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  11. A second thought:
    Walt, do you think other café visitors know that you are an American, or do you and Ken now pass as natives?

    I just read your previous submissions and I was curious (!)

    Mary in Oregon

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  12. We are often served water with our coffee. Maybe it's because we're instantly recognizable as Americans.

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  13. I didn't think water was served ever in Europe, let alone France.

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  14. I forgot to mention that I, too, am often served a glass of water with my coffee here in Sevilla. The owner of one place in particular insists on it and doesn't understand how one can possibly drink a cup of café con leche without a water chaser.

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