FOOD, France, Uncategorized EUROTRIP: A TRADITIONAL FRENCH BREAKFAST 15 August 2010

A traditional French breakfast consists of:

Coffee
Glass of orange juice
Croissant or chocolate croissant
Baguette with butter and jam(s)

So simple. So divine. We’ve had it every. single. day. And I haven’t gotten sick of it! Though, I do wonder how the French eat all that butter and carbs every day and still not get fat?? It’s true, I do see WAY less obese/overweight people here in France than I do in America and Australia! It’s confounding.

Not complaining though, it’s my idea of an awesome breakfast πŸ˜› Specifically, THE BEST BREAKFAST award goes, hands down, to CafΓ© du MarchΓ© (37, Rue de Bretagne 75003 Paris). They honestly serve the best of the best –

Coffee – creamy and luscious. I had the Hot Choc instead and it was filled with little bits of choc.
Glass of orange juice – freshly squeezed!! Others were from a carton.
Croissant or chocolate croissant – warm and buttery soft. The best croissants we’ve had in Paris.
Baguette with butter and jam(s) – it came slathered with butter and with delicious jam.

And all that for €6.90!! Perfection. If you live in Paris or ever go there, GET THEE TO THIS PLACE! A small lil cafe with great service, and though we’ve had the same breakfast all over France, this one comes out #1.


CafΓ© du MarchΓ© – best breakfast in France

Fantastic hot chocolate and fresh orange juice

Hot croissants

BEST CROISSANTS I’VE HAD IN FRANCE

Baguette with butter and jam(s)

Chris, with .. happy as a clam


56 Comments

  • rollagirl9 posted on August 15, 2010 at 1:18 am

    omg i miss those croissants ….

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 2:41 pm

      WHY do croissants in France taste soooo much better?? It’s totally not fair!

      Reply
  • l_i_z posted on August 15, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Mmmmmm that looks so good! I really want a croissant now..

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 3:19 pm

      We ate em EVERY day , lol!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on August 15, 2010 at 2:36 am

    hi bev, are u using s90 for your food pics?? Did u use special settings/mode for them? Because mine always turn out slightly too yellowish as compared to my old panasonic?? But yours looks great. How did u do it??

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 3:21 pm

      Yep using the Canon. I either use Auto, or the C (custom) mode where I set it on macro. I usually use AWB white settings but sometimes will do it manually too

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on August 15, 2010 at 3:11 am

    Yeah, that traditional breakfast would kill me eventually πŸ˜› But that place seriously does have one of the best I’ve seen. YUM!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 3:23 pm

      i LOVED that one, so sad they don’t exist in Shanghai!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on August 15, 2010 at 3:13 am

    Looks delish. When I was on Contiki, I was pretty sick of the croissants and coffee.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 3:24 pm

      I think I could eat em for about 3 months straight before getting sick of them, they are SO good πŸ˜‰

      Reply
  • rainingumbrella posted on August 15, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Pain au chocolat is the best thing ever, when warm. Mmmmmmmm.

    Wei-Wei

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 3:25 pm

      YESSS It’s one of my fave foods in the world!!

      Reply
  • am_klutz posted on August 15, 2010 at 4:08 am

    My gf who dates a French guy says that the French eat many small meals in a day and only eat when they are hungry πŸ™‚ Hence, they are mostly trim.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 3:26 pm

      I can understnad that! Unfortunately for me, if I eat many times in a day, I stuff myself to 100% each time and not to the 70-80% you’re recommended to πŸ˜›

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on August 15, 2010 at 5:08 am

    mmmm croissant ~~

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 3:28 pm

      They really do taste best in France.. so impressed, heh

      Reply
  • specialagentldy posted on August 15, 2010 at 6:51 am

    They have the most AMAZING hot chocolate in France. And butter! I don’t even LIKE butter, but in France it was yum.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 3:41 pm

      So true! THe butter is goooooooood. And I heard the cheese is outstanding but coudln’t have any (all raw/unpasturized) πŸ™

      Reply
  • joannako posted on August 15, 2010 at 8:47 am

    love the french breakfast! we only had it once in a very simple cafe and still remember it.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 4:16 pm

      It’s so simple but done so well, and for some reason other countries can’t do it at the same quality!

      Reply
  • rollagirl9 posted on August 15, 2010 at 1:18 am

    omg i miss those croissants ….

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 2:41 pm

      WHY do croissants in France taste soooo much better?? It’s totally not fair!

      Reply
  • l_i_z posted on August 15, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Mmmmmm that looks so good! I really want a croissant now..

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 3:19 pm

      We ate em EVERY day , lol!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on August 15, 2010 at 2:36 am

    hi bev, are u using s90 for your food pics?? Did u use special settings/mode for them? Because mine always turn out slightly too yellowish as compared to my old panasonic?? But yours looks great. How did u do it??

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 3:21 pm

      Yep using the Canon. I either use Auto, or the C (custom) mode where I set it on macro. I usually use AWB white settings but sometimes will do it manually too

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on August 15, 2010 at 3:11 am

    Yeah, that traditional breakfast would kill me eventually πŸ˜› But that place seriously does have one of the best I’ve seen. YUM!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 3:23 pm

      i LOVED that one, so sad they don’t exist in Shanghai!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on August 15, 2010 at 3:13 am

    Looks delish. When I was on Contiki, I was pretty sick of the croissants and coffee.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 3:24 pm

      I think I could eat em for about 3 months straight before getting sick of them, they are SO good πŸ˜‰

      Reply
  • rainingumbrella posted on August 15, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Pain au chocolat is the best thing ever, when warm. Mmmmmmmm.

    Wei-Wei

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 3:25 pm

      YESSS It’s one of my fave foods in the world!!

      Reply
  • am_klutz posted on August 15, 2010 at 4:08 am

    My gf who dates a French guy says that the French eat many small meals in a day and only eat when they are hungry πŸ™‚ Hence, they are mostly trim.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 3:26 pm

      I can understnad that! Unfortunately for me, if I eat many times in a day, I stuff myself to 100% each time and not to the 70-80% you’re recommended to πŸ˜›

      Reply
  • joejunior posted on August 15, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    and i thought it was all that walking on the streets and train stations

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 4:18 pm

      ..what was??

      Reply
      • joejunior posted on August 26, 2010 at 1:30 am

        oh sorry i got carried away.
        i was referring to how they stay trim and fit πŸ™‚

        Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on August 15, 2010 at 5:08 am

    mmmm croissant ~~

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 3:28 pm

      They really do taste best in France.. so impressed, heh

      Reply
  • specialagentldy posted on August 15, 2010 at 6:51 am

    They have the most AMAZING hot chocolate in France. And butter! I don’t even LIKE butter, but in France it was yum.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 3:41 pm

      So true! THe butter is goooooooood. And I heard the cheese is outstanding but coudln’t have any (all raw/unpasturized) πŸ™

      Reply
  • epson posted on August 15, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Ohhh its my favourite breakfast! So simple and perfect.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 4:18 pm

      I’m with ya! It’s so cheap and basic but sooooooo satisfying

      Reply
  • joannako posted on August 15, 2010 at 8:47 am

    love the french breakfast! we only had it once in a very simple cafe and still remember it.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 4:16 pm

      It’s so simple but done so well, and for some reason other countries can’t do it at the same quality!

      Reply
  • joejunior posted on August 15, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    and i thought it was all that walking on the streets and train stations

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 4:18 pm

      ..what was??

      Reply
      • joejunior posted on August 26, 2010 at 1:30 am

        oh sorry i got carried away.
        i was referring to how they stay trim and fit πŸ™‚

        Reply
  • epson posted on August 15, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Ohhh its my favourite breakfast! So simple and perfect.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 4:18 pm

      I’m with ya! It’s so cheap and basic but sooooooo satisfying

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on August 21, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    just because the bread is divine!
    Glad to see you’re going lots of places around Paris, outside of the typical touristy places, good on you!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 4:19 pm

      Agreeeeee, bread in France is just amazing – particularly the baguettes and croissants. YUM

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on August 21, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    just because the bread is divine!
    Glad to see you’re going lots of places around Paris, outside of the typical touristy places, good on you!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2010 at 4:19 pm

      Agreeeeee, bread in France is just amazing – particularly the baguettes and croissants. YUM

      Reply
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