Parisian cafes are the social, culinary and political pulse of the city. These cafes are not only places to have fun, relax, and rejuvenate but also serves as a neighborhood hub, rendezvous or a social networking spot. Bistro chairs, glowing ambience, waiters in classic black and white suit, tempting menus, old style bar with place to perch are the major ingredients of a Parisian Café.
The warm smell of creamy coffee, delicious taste of the freshly served croissants, smile of the customers is the common specialty of Parisian cafes. But they are not just typical coffee shops. They are more like restaurants offering wide range of exotic food items at any time of the day. One of the unique features of Paris life is to sit in these cafes for several hours and watch merrily the world go by.
Paris tops the chart when it comes to art, culture, food and drinks. There are fabulous sidewalk cafes, bars and restaurants in the city where one can experience the pleasure of sipping the hot steaming coffee in the chilled weather. “Café Procope” still in operation is the oldest Parisian café established at 13 Rue Ancienne Comédie, in 1686 .Some of the other most renowned Paris cafés include Café de la Paix, Les Deux Magots, Café de Flore, Le Fouquet’s, Le Deauville. Some of these famous cafes and bars are sightseeing destination places themselves.
Café Charlot is an excellent Parisian café with a nice terrace in the street, extraordinary service, charming atmosphere and of course the worth mentioning yummy food menus. Be it tomato mozzarella salads, good sized delicious beef patty topped with melted cheese, tomato, lettuce and onions, crispy fries, glass of cold beer or rose wine, all are incredible. The prices of some of these cafes are quite expensive but it is worth splashing out once in a while.
The City of lights has several bars that claim to have hosted most scholarly, literary and artistic clientele. Paris holds a special place for café culture with Les Deux Magots being featured in several films. Whatever the time maybe, day or night, there is always a buzz sitting out on the crowded pavement terrace of Aux Folies. It offers brilliant multi-cultural slice of Parisian life. There are pavement cafes rambling all around the impressive Place de la Bastille. But Pause Café is amongst them which attracts the crowd to chill out with a lazy breakfast of melt-in the mouth croissants and mixed fruit juices.