Bread & Roses, 7, rue de Fleurus, is a classy little café just steps away from the Jardin du Luxembourg. It’s the kind of place where you can read a book over a pastry and coffee without being hustled out the door. That’s a good thing, since their prices are a little higher than the average. You can also buy a great quiche or sandwich at lunch time. I had my usual Café Crème, but it wasn’t the best cup of Joe I’ve had in Paris. They do have a wide selection of teas, so perhaps that’s a better choice. I did love the pastry, however. I had a feuilleté canadien, a flaky pastry braid with pecans and maple syrup.
Today’s expression, les deux font la paire (lay duh fohn lah pair), literally means “the two make a pair.” We’d say that two things go well together, like a great cup of coffee and a great pastry. Bread & Roses, if you’re listening, the coffee needs work! I guess that’s another good reason for me to drink more hot chocolate.