Chez Janou, A Quintessential Parisian Cafe

Chez Janou is a provencal bistro within walking distance from the Bastille in Paris.  We arrived between the lunch and dinner hours and took a seat under the brightly covered awning. As the peripheral noise of the hustle and bustle disappears, we ordered our favorite coffee drinks, a cafe creme and an americano.  There were no interruptions except for the occasional, and I mean occasional wait staff that comes by to check on us. The Bastille Monument Chez Janou Provencal Bistro As the cool afternoon breeze rustles the leaves of the vines by my table, I start to daydream about…

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Monmouth Coffee Company- Borough Market, London

As we walk towards the cafe, the lingering coffee aroma draws us to a place of all things coffee! A favorite stop in London is Monmouth Coffee Company. This popular coffee company started back in 1978 in Covent Garden, London. Don’t let the often long lines detour you from experiencing this coffee lovers delight. On the menu we find a selection of filtered coffee, espresso, pour overs and lattes just to mention a few. We patiently waited in line to order a freshly made flat white and cafe americano. While waiting, I notice there were no pastries behind the counter.…

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