Out French Doors...

sits a table with my adored café crème (painting is available in my BARGAIN GALLERY and was inspired by Paris Perfect)...It's sooooo nice to have the PERFECT VIRTUAL table for café... how do you like your coffee? Here are some ways you would order in Paris (info via here) ...
  • Café (kuh-fay) is plain coffee with nothing added, but is strong as it is brewed like espresso.
  • Café au lait (kuh-fay oh-lay) is a popular French coffee style that has been popularized in America, as it's served in tres francais New Orleans at Café du Monde. In France, this is simply coffee with steamed milk, and it's almost always wonderful. You will sometimes get the coffee served in one pot or in the cup, and then a pitcher of steamed milk to pour in as you please.
  • Café crème (kuh-fay khremm) is, as it sounds, coffee served in a large cup with hot cream.
  • Café Décafféiné (kuh-fay day-kah-fay-uhn-ay) is decaffeinated coffee. You will still need to tell them you want milk (lait) or cream (crème) with your coffee.
  • Café Noisette (kuh-fay nwah-zett) is espresso with a dash of cream in it. It is called "noisette," French for hazelnut, because of the rich, dark color of the coffee.
  • Café Americain (kuh-fay uh-meyhr-uh-kan) is filtered coffee, similar to traditional American coffee.
  • Café Léger (kuh-fay lay-zjay) is espresso with double the water.

ENJOY a cup of café or if not café... maybe chocolat chaud and take a peek at these other Tablescapes via Between Naps on the Porch!

New Arrivals in My Bargain Gallery!!!

29 comments:

Southern Fried Gal said...

What a fun take on Tablescape Thursday! Now I'm craving café and it's midnight - ha! Have a blessed week!

Prior said...

Enjoyed the tut. on coffee, now I want some! Your paintings are so fun: painting somones vacation for them or their pet is so cool, too... I can't paint. Lezlee

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Fifi
One cafe au lait .. S'il vous plait and if you could include your gorgeous view it would certainly be perfect.. xx Julie

Lori Sawaya (funcolors) said...

"It is called "noisette," French for hazelnut, because of the rich, dark color of the coffee."

Sounds like the perfect paint color name to me. :)

Frau said...

Very helpful I never know how to order my coffee when in our countries. Love the painting, beautiful colors.

The Antiques Diva™ said...

Ms Fifi Flower,
You've done again, captured the Parisian sentiment in another of your adorable adorable paintings! Have I mentioned I adore your style?
Best,
Toma

Bardot In Blue said...

beautiful as always! I would love to have a balcony with a view like this in Paris! Maybe someday...

xoxo Bardot in Blue

The Antiques Diva™ said...

PS. I just though of another way to order coffee in France that must be mentioned here. I always order my after lunch coffee as "un Noisette" which means espresso with a dash of cream. In the olden age one only drank cafe au lait in the morning as there wasn't refrigeration for the milk so it's not customary in France to drink a large cafe creme in the afternoon, thus "un noisette" still gives you a splash of milk (presumably the last dab in the milking pan) but is the way fashion-conscious Parisians would order their afternoon coffee!
Cheers!
Toma

Joyce said...

A beautiful door! I would love to sit out there with you and share a cup of coffee as we take in the view and chat. xo

Lucia said...

Love Coffee going for one now and then dropping my daughter at horse camp! Have a great day!

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

We LOVE it here and have it 24/7! My husband is the latte guy but I'm like it plain ole black! I do enjoy an espresso a lot and a cappaccino. Love Cuban coffee also. Thanks for stopping by:-) Lovely post!

*Ulrike* said...

I'm not a coffee drinker, but it smells good! I probably could drink the cafe creme though if I had a view like your painting!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

loved this post! cafe creme is my all times favorite! xo

La Petite Gallery said...

That is the greatest thing you did. The Coffe bit.. Love the painting,, Thank you that was nice

yvonne

Lisa @ Another Day Today said...

I'm a cafe creme kind of girl, but Kool-aid would be divine on that balcony.

SogniSorrisi said...

How lovely!

Blondie's Journal said...

Thanks for the translations. I had no idea how to pronounce cafe when in France.

Hope all is well with you.

Happy Thursday!

xoxo
Jane

Rambling Tart said...

Sigh, this just makes me so happy. :-) How I miss sitting in Parisian cafes, nursing a hot cup of something, watching the world go by. Bliss. :-)

Mimi said...

Love the bright colors in your painting. I prefer just plain old cafe, the stronger the better!

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

Just Heavenly! :)

Judy@cutest-little-things

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Lovely painting. Love the view. I would have to go with chocolat chaud as I dislike coffee.

Draffin Bears said...

bonjour Fifi,

Lovely painting and a trim cafe au lait for me please.

Hugs
Carolyn

Les Cotrions said...

Beautiful Paris painting Fifi! Oh café noisette is my favourite!
A nice week end to you!
Vale

Kwana said...

Café au lait please. I love it.

Kristin said...

This was one awesome PSA!

ashlina said...

such beautiful work. your blog is such a joy to look at.
im enjoying the images...

:)

Simply Luxurious said...

Thanks for the lesson. I'm always curious about French terminology. Only took French-I in college and would love to go back and become more proficient. Love the painting!

Sherry said...

Now that is a really cute table!
Love it! And thanks for the info about the french coffees.
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Thanks!
Sherry

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Cafe au lait please! :-) Love that Paris view!

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