Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Brunch at Cova Montenapoleone


Are you coming to Paris this Spring or are you already here? 

Run, dont walk to Cova

Last Friday I took visiting Carolyn practically straight off the plane to Pasticceria Cova Montenapoleone 
For breakies at 1, rue Pont Neuf, just across from Samartaine.

They are absolutely ready for the Easter bunny in full regalia.
Let the ribbon tieing begin. 
How is your Italian? Whatever. Everyone understands Panetonne. 
Carolyn insisted on having an omelette jambon. So be it.
Everything is perfection at Cova.
And far less people having a late breakfast than at very popular lunch or teatime. There will be baby carriages. You have been warned.
I dragged Carolyn into Samartaine for the ongoing search for blue & yellow objects to paint. Cafe Plisson in the basement filled all our needs. 
Over the weekend we ran to Lyon and studied menus like everyone else.
Plus all the crepe chariots. We ate wonderfully but that’s the next post. 
Sunday morning I painted on my room…you know what. Thank you 👏💋❤️PBers for your Ukraine contributions by buying my watercolors. More are up on Etsy. More news tomorrow.


  1. Im sure you had a nice time..Carolyn looks so nice and that first pic mouth watering.
    Your art for Ukraine♥♥♥♥

  2. Thank you Monique ❤️

  3. Oh my! Skipping over to Etsy now. This does look divine. Have a wonderful time with Carolyn!

  4. Cova looks like a great addition to the Patisserie scene (as if any additions were needed) and your new watercolors are smashing. Looking forward to your next post about the food.

  5. Kathleen12:51 PM

    I will arrive in Paris from Buffalo, NY on April 18th and Cova will be my first stop.
    Thank you so much for all your tips o

  6. Adelle1:05 PM

    Thank you so much for all your tips over the years - many many of your suggestions I have followed and always been so grateful

  7. Cindy1:59 PM

    I loved reading your post!

    This cafe looks fun!

  8. Suzanne Smith2:03 PM

    Sounds fun, Carol! Love seeing your outings.

  9. What are those mouth watering pastries?
    Thanks for the Easter decorating tip. I am going to collect my glass jars & fill them with foil chocolate eggs.
    I love baby carriages. Used to take photos of them in various countries on my travels.

  10. This is a mouth-watering and visually gorgeous newsletter! I'm not in Paris and won't be soon but will put Cova in Paris. Thanks for this, and I look forward to Lyon.

  11. You know all of the best places, Carol! Those pastries, and Easter candies look delectable. ❤️


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