Thursday, April 12, 2007

Les Comptoir Richard

Caramel Macarons, watercolor, 9" x 11 1/2"

When you arrive in Paris on a Monday morning, be prepared for many shops to be closed. Fortunately Les Comptoirs Richard keeps 1 of their 6 shops open for just such an emergency! Boutique La Fayette - Paris 9 รจme 10, rue Lafayette
It was my 1st visit, so I didn't know what to expect from a Paris coffee boutique...But their window told me I would not be disappointed :)
The LES COMPTOIRS shops come under the umbrella of Cafes Richard, who supply Paris' many cafes and restaurants with coffee.
Even so, inside they have tea, chocolate bars, hot chocolate, and coffee of course. Plus everything you could dream of to make them. Cookies too...
And those adorable Petal cups I wrote about before I left...well you can buy them here, plus the exact same cups you'll see in any Paris cafe.
They have a gazillion kinds of tea - you choose from the blackboard.
And coffee beans from everywhere! Naturally ground fresh for you.

Could you PLEASE open up in New York City!!!

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another cool painting. How do you keep coming up with such fresh ideas? That special twist on a regular subject.

Cris in OR

Anonymous said...

Looks like a neat shop, for sure! Lots of neat french presses there, too. I've been wanting to paint mine . Great colors!

Di Overton said...

Oh I have been in one of these shops. The smell is divine. I have to be forcibly removed every time. Love that painting today

Parisbreakfasts said...

It does have that seducive scent of coffee beans from the moment you walk in the door...sigh..

Peter Yesis said...

How do you decide it's time to leave? I think I would be stuck inside these shops forever.

Anonymous said...

Is it bad that during yoga and meditation today I visualized a miniature version of myself diving into the coffee bean display and burrowing in the fragrant, oily beans like a mole?

I really - REALLY - want a cup of rich coffee right now (french pressed with heated milk in my big ol' cafe au lait bowl)! *sigh*

Anonymous said...

Yes! Everything one needs conveniently located. Pull up a chair and breath deeply...

Meilleurs voeux!!

Mademoiselle said...

Congratulations for your blog! it's a gem. I'm french, from Paris, and I have to say that when I was in NY for an internship, I missed those places so bad. I like Starbucks, but it's just different lol. Your blog is such a pleasure to watch, and it's refined and creative. It's good to introduce those little paradises to people all around the world. My favorite place is Ladurรฉe, and I'm an Ispahan lover too. My favorites chocolates are by far Patrick Roger (still a newcomer though). If I had to recommand a less famous place, it would be "le jardin d'hiver" at the Hotel Le Meurice. ;o)

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Lisa Johnson said...

Oh those coffee beans must have smelled amazing!

Blame It on Paris said...

LOVE the painting. The colors, the composition. Beautiful.

stadtgarten said...

What a coincidence! When we were in France last week, we noticed "Cafรฉ Richard" for the first time in most spots where we had coffee! They had so nice espresso-cups (and we took photos of them because it's the name of our dance-class-teacher, who orignially is french)
Best regards from Germany, Monika

Anonymous said...

Oh those cups! Ils sont tres adorables, oui!
Must go to France, must go to France...

Parisbreakfasts said...

Thank you, Merci, Danke!
I was surprised to see cafes exactly next to each other serving the same coffee - Cafes RICHARD.
It's like air..everywhere in Paris :)

Catalina said...

tha watercolour...I love it! specially the cup!

K and S said...

I love your photos and watercolor!

Anonymous said...

The highlights on the watercolor cup and saucer are great!
And I like the Florio cup and vanilla packet--nice!

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Gale Reeves said...

I'm in Paris for vacation. I love this tea! I stumbled across your blog. Thanks for the information.