Category Archives: In the Café

French Words To Travel By: In the Café – le café au lait

le café au lait

French coffee served at a cafe
No matter where we are in France or home in the states, we love to go by a cafe and have a rich and creamy café au lait. It’s the perfect drink to sip while we’re doing some people watching along the village streets in Provence.

le café au lait, m. (coffee with milk), a French coffee drink made with espresso coffee and steamed milk and usually served in a white porcelain cup or bowl.

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Illustration by Judi Janofsky

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French Words To Travel By: In the Café – a croissant

Le Croissant

French CroissantOne of our favorite things to do in Provence is to go to a local café for breakfast (le petit dejeuner) and order a coffee and a croissant, the wonderful fragrant and decadent pastry that literally melts in your mouth. Life is good.


le croissant
, m, (croissant) a flaky, buttery crescent-shaped French puff pastry often served with jam for a continental breakfast.

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Illustration by Judi Janofsky