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C’est la belle vie à Paris.      

On a cold and rainy day, I needed some warming and cheering up. I was in the 6th, close to Café de Flore, a very famous eatery. I have always thought of this place as cliché and I try to avoid places like this. However, I have heard good things about their hot chocolate, and since I was in the neighborhood, pourquoi pas. 

The verdict: I can see why people talk about this legendary place. The décor is still from the belle époque era, and the people looking is one of the best cafes to do so in Paris.  The hot chocolate was a perfect balance of not too thick, but not too thin; not too sweet, but not too bitter either .  The other diners were of a mixture of all sorts. Some locals getting a pick-me-up or catching up with friends, others were tourists from all around the world, taking snapshot after snapshot of their experience.  It was the perfect afternoon of people watching, catching up on my letters to loved ones and enjoying a perfect cup of hot chocolate in a beautiful room.  I’m definitely coming back. 

Café de Flore

 172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris

01 45 48 55 26

Métro : St-Germain des Prés

Hours: 7h00 à 2h00 du Matin

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