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Best breakfast in Paris - We found it !!!

Best breakfast in Paris - We found it !!!

Dec 5th, 2007, 06:46 PM
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The breakfast in my two star hotel consists of fresh-squeezed orange juice, croissants and baguettes, butter and jam and a hot beverage--and it is terrific!
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Dec 5th, 2007, 07:15 PM
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Ter 2000...I agree with you as I've been eating there for years. My optician, Alain Mikli, used to be next door and his mom would treat me to lunch/tea there from time to time. The food is quite good. happy Travels!
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Dec 5th, 2007, 07:42 PM
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This is really hilarious and typical of the postings on this website, if one person trys to help others with a suggestion of something they have enjoyed, the knockers all come on board. I only eat this and that so I don't pay that much or that is not good value as I make do with a croissant and creme cafe etc. What I was doing was telling people if they like to have the cooked breakfast in Paris and we do like it in New Zealand and Australia especially at weekends then this is my suggestion of a great place to go. At least most of you appreciated the advice. Incidentally if I eat a cooked breakfast then I only eat two meals in the one day, no lunch.
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Dec 5th, 2007, 08:11 PM
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Hi Kathy

Thanks for the suggestion. I know where you're coming from. I'm in Oz (Perth) and now and then we go out for breakfast. For around the same amount €12 or AUD$20 we get a similar menu to the Seraphin, except freshly squeezed juice (now that's a rarity!). Mmmm and the french bread and croissants wouldn't be the same either come to think of it. And it's not Paris of course
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Dec 5th, 2007, 09:47 PM
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Being an American but have lived in Sydney and Auckland/New Zealand briefly, I have to say that your comments are somewhat flippant and idiotic..
I really mean this in only the nicest way but you have no tact.
I wish you only the best!
Dec 5th, 2007, 10:38 PM
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Since both wheat and dairy make my throat swell, I am appreciative of all alternatives to cafe creme and bread dough. Please keep them coming. I really want to go to Venice this Feb. Any suggestions there? I can put up with fried eggs and an American style hash brown if need be. Soya milk seems to be ok, but I am thinking I have to carry my own.
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Dec 6th, 2007, 01:10 AM
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hi, Kathy,

I think TT must have got out of bed the wrong side. can't see how you were being tactless at all. [if it was you that TT meant, of course].

we don't always want cheapest - nice ambience, good ingredients, convenient location are all important. your post made it clear why you liked it; others don't have to go there if they don't like the sound of it or think they can do better.

personally I would not go to any establishment called "Breakfast in america" when I'm in Paris, as I prefer to enjoy local food as much as possible - but if others want to, that's fine by me. When I'm in the US of course, you can't keep me out of I-HOP and other american style-diners.


may I suggest that you repost as a specific thread, with breakfast and Venice in the title. my own inital thoughts are that you'd be better off in an apartment, not a hotel. then you will be in control of your diet a lot more. However, when you're out and about, in cafes you can still drink lemon or herbal tea, for example, and in restaurants, you can eat rissotto rather than pasta. also lots of potatoes in Venice, roast meats, fish, plus salads and veggies.

do you know if you can eat Polenta? i think that it is cornmeal. it's very popular in venice.

regards, ann
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Dec 6th, 2007, 04:38 AM
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Some of us (like diabetics) CANNOT just have croissants, pastry, or bread and coffee for breakfast with our insulin or other medicines. It's nice to say "I only eat what local eats", but if it were a matter of life and death, that would be pretty stupid, wouldn't it? And there are a lot of us with such medical needs.

I agree that it was nice of Kathy to mention a place where one CAN get a full "healthy for some" breakfast in Paris. But sure, it's not for everyone and those who don't eat that way didn't need to comment, any more than someone who doesn't like art would need to comment on a post about the Louvre how he'd never go there. It smacks of "too bad you don't do what I do -- I only do it the RIGHT way". However, I'm particularly amused with those who seem to have their noses so high in the air, that they would never eat this way BECAUSE it "seems" too American -- and those who absolutely wouldn't eat that at a place with the word "America" in its name, no matter what they served or how good it might be.
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Dec 6th, 2007, 05:36 AM
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Thanks, Kathy, for your original post. While I normally prefer the French style breakfast, most of us have occasional times when we need to start the day with something more substantial to get us through a long day of travel and Seraphin sounds like an it would be a great choice.
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Dec 6th, 2007, 06:12 AM
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After the third day of breakfasting on croissants et brioches, I'm ready for a protein breakfast.

(I've never eaten at Breakfast in America, but I sure enjoy the album. )

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Dec 6th, 2007, 06:29 AM
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Is it too unusual to request an omelette in the morning from a local cafe? Is an omelette a 'breakfast' food?
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Dec 6th, 2007, 06:40 AM
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Neo: Really, I think Kathy just woke up on the wrong side of the rock.

To state that something is "better" without having tried the alternative is s-o-o-o-o-o-o typical of a poster who's interested in just bashing.
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Dec 6th, 2007, 06:43 AM
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BTW: I ate at Breakfast in America twice, and I was the only American among the packed crowd (lots of Scots and Aussies, for some reason).
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Dec 10th, 2007, 11:53 PM
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Oh 999 don't be so pathetic, I haven't bashed anyone.
And I also enjoyed I-Hop in the States, good value and a variety of choice.
And omelettes are great breaky, lunch or dinner, usually if I feel lazy on a friday night I sometimes cook an omelette. We had nice omelettes at a cafe called Cafe Delics, I think it was, in the Montmartre, I noticed the painters going there and slightly off the tourist trail.
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Dec 11th, 2007, 03:54 AM
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Neopatrick, re: <<those who don't eat that way didn't need to comment, any more than someone who doesn't like art would need to comment on a post about the Louvre how he'd never go there. It smacks of "too bad you don't do what I do -- I only do it the RIGHT way".>>

That's not a fair analogy. This thread's title (plus one of the OP's defensive follow-up comments) is what "smacks of '...do what I do -- I only do it the RIGHT way'". If someone posted a similar thread on art, along the lines of "Best art in Paris-- we found it!!!" and then insisted, sight unseen, that some other painting can't possible be as good, and that there's no need to look at any other art, what do you think the response from other art lovers would have been?

I looked at the link, and Les Seraphin actually looks quite interesting, but the OP would have gotten a better reception with a title like "Our favorite breakfast in Paris," "Best hot breakfast in Paris," or even "Fantastic breakfast in Paris...," but just "best...!!!" certainly invites disagreement.

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Dec 11th, 2007, 04:33 AM
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Well now it is your analogy which isn't very good.

I was referring to people who don't like or eat full breakfast at all responding to this post and wanting to argue about it. If someone posted about "found the best art in Paris", why would someone who doesn't like art at all get involved in taking issue with that? Of course people who DO like art would respond as you said, just as people who DO like full breakfasts would have every right to respond to this post.

To make the analogy more complete, I guess it would be like people who don't like art responding to "found the best art in Paris" with comments like "that is so stupid -- there are much better things to do in Paris than look at art anyway". Just as some people here were taking issue not with the choice of the restaurant place but rather the whole idea of eating full breakfast in Paris at all.
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Dec 11th, 2007, 05:42 AM
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Knowing the French diabetics are not necessarily going to eat "the best [American] breakfast in Paris," I looked up what is recommended for breakfast in France for this group:

Au petit déjeuner :
- 200 g de lait de vache
- 10 g de beurre
- 20 g de fromage
- 3 biscottes au gluten 20 % ou 2 tranches de pain blanc (1,5 cm épaisseur au milieu d'une baguette)
- 100 g de fruits frais.
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Dec 12th, 2007, 11:35 PM
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My last comment on this thread - and it is that the title comes from our personal experience in the time that we were in Paris. It was 'the best breakfast' for us and the 'best deal' for us. You got it now, think outside the square, after this I will keep all good discoveries to myself. Cheerio, I have better fish to fry.
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Dec 13th, 2007, 01:10 AM
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Hi Kathy,

please don't get the hump with all of us, just cos there's one or two grouches here.

I liked your style, and understood just what you meant by the "best". if others choose to misunderstand, that's up to them.

If and when i make it to Paris again, I'll be sure tpo try to find this place - so for me, it has been useful tip.

regards, ann
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Dec 13th, 2007, 05:48 AM
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Kathy: You, bashing? Nah:
>> I think you Americans are unrealistic, too many chains in your country offering cheap deals but without the quality. The eggs here were the right colour, not the insipid green yellow of american eggs, yuk.<<

Just your basic little friendly, helpful post.
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