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  • Pose Mag November, 18 2012, 9:13 / Reply

    Et les petits expressos parisiens ne te manquent même pas ?

  • Marie November, 18 2012, 9:14 / Reply

    Complètement “américanisée” ^^
    Jolie photo :)


  • Nina November, 18 2012, 9:14

    Beautiful photo … as usual!

  • andreea November, 18 2012, 9:26 / Reply

    i have never drunk coffee in my life. but i like the pic :)

  • Tian November, 18 2012, 9:29 / Reply

    Surprisingly, I’ve never really got into the coffee culture! It’s always been tea for me. :)

  • Angela November, 18 2012, 9:44 / Reply

    I had the same thing going on when I loved in NYC, I drank tea at first and then got into drinking coffee like it was going out of fashion. Now back in London what am I drinking?….. Yes you guessed it TEA! It must be a New York state of mind!

  • Rachelle November, 18 2012, 9:45 / Reply

    cool pic, Je dois toujours avoir mon cafe au lait chaque matin.

  • James Pouliot November, 18 2012, 9:49 / Reply

    I love a simple cup of coffee.

    hoewever, since I’ve moved to France, I can’t have American coffee. It’s alllllll about the espresso.



  • Chasing Ruins (Vibri Wulandari) November, 18 2012, 9:49

    I agree. I used to go to Paris once a year, and after that Italy has been a yearly trip. So, for me, except for breakfast, espresso or espresso macchiato is the way to go. I still love my American coffee for breakfast though :)

  • Jicky November, 18 2012, 10:09 / Reply

    et quand on a goûté à l’expresso italien, je me demande même comment on fait avec les expresso parisiens… Le meilleur (ah le macchiato servi par les serveuses, toutes italiennes!!), il est chez ILLY, à côté de l’Opéra

  • Liz November, 18 2012, 10:29 / Reply

    I love Joans!! Did you have their cheese plate? it’s so good!

  • sylva November, 18 2012, 10:32 / Reply

    Chère Garance, on peut être complètment américanisé ou nord-américanisé (dans mon cas) et cela ne veut pas dire pour autant que l’on doive boire du café filtre. Ce n’est pas une obligation. C’est comme ici, à Montréal, plein de pauvres touristes français ou italiens arrivent ici en renoncant au café en pensant qu’il n’y a que de la merde ou des starbucks alors qu’il y a maintenant plein de petits cafés sympas où l’on sert de l’expresso et même souvent à l’italienne ce qui fait qu’il est vraiment bon.

    Mais si ça te plait, c’est ce qui compte. Moi je ne jure que par le café sorti tout droit d’une machine expresso. J’ai mes adresses à Mtl; Flocons expresso, Il Gamba, Picolo café bar, Olive & Gourmando, Café Olympico et il y en a plein d’autres!

    Bon matin!

  • Agathe November, 18 2012, 10:32

    Je suis plus que d’accord avec toi pour Montréal Sylvia, la Française que je suis fuit les Starbucks & autres grandes enseignes. Il y a tellement de cafés chouettes ici =)

    D’ailleurs Garance, des adresses de cafés où se poser tranquillement à NY ?

  • Nadya November, 18 2012, 10:43 / Reply

    Ahh… the american coffee. Straight black without added sugar, and it still wouldn’t make me last for an hour longer. That stuff has no effect anymore, and you know it’s too late to stop when that happens, soooooo… let’s not stop

  • Biba November, 18 2012, 10:55 / Reply

    Vive le bon café corsé. Italien ou français mais certainement pas américain alors qu’il ne s’agit bien souvent que d’une eau chaude colorée. Mais tout est dans la mouture parce que bien des expressos sont imbuvables. Tiens … Je vous fais un bon petit café Garance? Un excellent mélange de mon marchand de café, Aux milles grains, sur la rue Cartier à Québec.

  • DomiNika November, 18 2012, 10:58 / Reply

    Like this pic!!! <3

  • Gigi November, 18 2012, 11:04 / Reply

    Le café par litres? oula … Moi je ne bois pas de café du tout, js suis plutôt au régime thé/ tisane :)


  • gracie November, 18 2012, 11:31 / Reply

    Garance, have you been checking out the new cafes that have populated NYC, London and Paris over the past few years with really good coffee? Next time you are in London try Flat White, Kaffeine and Milk Bar and in Paris you probably know about the cool espresso bars like Le Bal and Coutume that have popped up (mostly created by Australians). In NYC, try coffees made by Stumptown, Intelligentsia and Blue Bottle (on the High Line). Yum!

  • Matea November, 18 2012, 11:36 / Reply

    I stopped drinking coffee couple of years ago but I still adore the smell of it :) I like the cup, so simple :)

  • Christine November, 18 2012, 11:46 / Reply

    I´m an architect..I always need a double espresso without anything.. :) lovely sunday evening.. christine.

  • kitchen afternoon November, 18 2012, 12:34 / Reply

    100 years ago, PG Wodehouse the Jeeves author said you can tell an American by – precisley as you said – the gallons of coffee! le plus ca..

  • Miami November, 18 2012, 12:35 / Reply

    Coffee is the cement that keeps the foundation of my life from crumbling.

  • B. November, 18 2012, 12:41 / Reply

    I like the cup, but I think I still prefer smaller european coffees. A nice espresso or a cappucino :)
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  • Devon November, 18 2012, 12:42 / Reply

    Whenever I get back from an extended trip to Paris, I always have trouble getting back into filtered coffee…it just seems so wrong. I ask myself how I ever enjoyed drinking litre sized Tim Horton’s double doubles…

    This time, I think I might cave and get a Nespresso upon my return so that I can have my allongées without having to hoof it to a café. That habit adds up fast when you don’t have the comptoirs to cozy up to.


  • Chasing Ruins (Vibri Wulandari) November, 18 2012, 12:47 / Reply

    For me, American coffee is my morning ritual. The rest of the day I need espresso or espresso macchiato.

  • Emily November, 18 2012, 12:56 / Reply

    I love Joan’s on Third, but I love my american coffee more!

  • Alice November, 18 2012, 1:00 / Reply

    I used to be a big ol’ american coffee connoisseur, until I worked in a coffee shop for all 4 years of my undergraduate! The coffee smell gets into your hands (even after washing them, or showering!), your hair, your clothes, your shoes. Bleh. Plus, whenever I have a bag of coffee in my own home I associate it with the smell of trash (old coffee grounds), and wonder where that terrible smell is coming from. Now I drink only tea! Maybe someday I will be desensitized enough to drink it again…

  • dragon fruit November, 18 2012, 1:30 / Reply

    LOL, nothing like an American cup of coffee right! :)

  • Nomadic D November, 18 2012, 1:47 / Reply

    As an america living in Spain I get so weary of people talking smack about our coffee. Some drip coffee/filter coffee/french press is really delicious! Just because it’s not espresso based doesn’t mean it’s not amazing. I make my own french press coffee at home every morning because I just love it that way! Welcome to the american way Garance!

  • dubai model November, 18 2012, 1:58 / Reply

    Well, the cup may be American, but the coffee itself just can’t be!

  • Lady & Olga November, 18 2012, 2:05 / Reply

    Sympa cette tasse :)

  • Ulyana November, 18 2012, 2:23 / Reply

    Hi Garance, here is my weekend inspiration I wonder when AirCatwalk / AirRunway will become usual thing? :-)

  • AnneSophie November, 18 2012, 2:46 / Reply

    Welcome to America!! haha! Perso j’adore les cafés spécial des fête de Starbucks, un peu cliché je l’avoue, mais celui au pain d’épice est huummmm Délicieux!! :)

  • Glenda November, 18 2012, 2:50 / Reply

    Oh, Garance…for shame! ;-)

    I must confess, being an American and all, that, having tried Belgian coffee (I understand, NOT French) I thought it was mud! It was so thick I could almost balance my spoon in the cup; however, as I was way young and way hungover, it gave me the jolt I needed lol!

  • Clémence November, 18 2012, 2:55 / Reply

    Ah oui ça c est grave !!! Ça montre juste que tu as une grande capacité d adaptation enfin quand il n y a rien d autre c est normal de passer au café américain … Tant que tu ne vas pas encore chez dunkin donuts prendre ton café ça va encore ;-)

  • suzy November, 18 2012, 3:42 / Reply

    nice and black! ps and by american coffee do you mean an americano? (espresso + water) (my favorite) because to most people – coffee in america is with tons of cream and sugar… (yuck)

  • M.N. November, 18 2012, 3:49 / Reply

    I adore everything in coffee: smell, vibrant texture, taste… I use no sugar and no milk, really, I think that’s mauvais ton ( pardon :P ).
    Agree, it’s state of mind.
    I love green tea although. But couldn’t live without a good cup of Americano (with biscotti – my little weakness)

  • Justine November, 18 2012, 4:25 / Reply


    Je l’ai toujours dit, la nature humaine s’adapte à tout …… mais là quand même c’est raide.

    Je ne vais pas renoncer tout de suite à mon petit nespresso ….. “What else”

  • Couteau November, 18 2012, 4:49 / Reply

    Garance, have you thought about it? Are you at heart an American?

  • Miss J November, 18 2012, 4:55 / Reply

    Hum.. I know what you mean. Before moving to Milan, I never had any espresso.. and now am drinking cups of espresso as if they were green tea.. With a v dangerous small difference ;)

    I reached.. the Nirvana of Sushis! on

  • Francesca November, 18 2012, 5:13 / Reply

    BLEH American coffee is absolutely the most disgusting thing you could possibly consume!

    Give me a good syrupy European coffee any day!

    Ciao xoxo

  • Jane November, 18 2012, 5:16 / Reply

    Oh Garance! I’m sorry but American coffee is the worst! So weak and blah. You’ll have to come to NZ and have the best Flat White in the world.
    Don’t lose your Frenchness… stay out of Starbucks!!!

  • Melissa November, 18 2012, 5:29 / Reply

    Sorry American coffee is horrible. Agree with Jane – New Zealand coffee is really good. Our flat whites are all I drink. European coffee though surpasses American and British coffee in every way. Melbourne, Australia also has great coffee :)

  • Redboots November, 18 2012, 6:02 / Reply

    Hate watery coffee but love Joan’s…. In fact I adore 3rd street. Garance maybe you’re becoming a hybrid :0) I lived for 17 years in America. East a little but mainly west coast before returning to the UK and I love my Americanisation.. The best of both.

  • Juli November, 18 2012, 6:13 / Reply

    Ahhh — what a lovely place to sit…as an ex-New Yorker I miss all the great spots there…next time you are in LA try Abbot-Kinney in Venice — you won’t be disappointed by the style or the coffee.

  • Cat Novak November, 18 2012, 6:34 / Reply

    Non non non, ne diffusons pas cette image éculée de l’Amérique. Certes en majorité le café y est franchement léger, mais si vous venez à Ann Arbor au Michigan, Garance, je vous promets bien des endroits où vous n’en croirez pas vos papilles. Et qu’ils prennent leur temps pour vous le préparer, et qu’il est donné dans de jolies tasses, et que le décor est sympa…Moi j’aime bien faire la publicité aussi de cette image-là.

  • Isabelle November, 18 2012, 8:06 / Reply

    Moi, installée à L.A depuis qque temps, je n’arrive pas à m’y mettre…dommage, j’adore l’idée de boire dans ces grands mugs, ou mieux de boire un grand latte d’Intelligentsia ou même de Starbucks en marchant jusqu’à la voiture, en conduisant dans la voiture, en sortant de la voiture pour arriver à la manucure… Très jolie photo, j’adore cet endroit…et tes posts sur L.A!

  • Linda November, 18 2012, 9:05 / Reply

    hey! i live right down the street from Joan’s! i love their little deli section with the premade dips and dressings =]

  • Arline November, 19 2012, 12:11 / Reply

    I am american, and I think most coffee is made too watery, so I often add a shot of espresso. That makes it taste bolder. I like it black.

  • Vishi November, 19 2012, 12:50 / Reply

    This is one of the best drip coffees in LA. No question. They use Portland’s Stumptown beans and the result is wanting to drink it in gallons (as we American’s say, “chug”) ;)

  • Violette November, 19 2012, 2:34 / Reply

    Rien à voir mais à quand ton city guide perso pour New York ?
    J’adorerais avoir les adresses d’une frenchie à NYC… Pleeeeeeeeaaaase !

  • Marine November, 19 2012, 3:14 / Reply

    How it’s possible ?!? ^_^

  • Amaia November, 19 2012, 6:13 / Reply

    I’m trying to get used to British coffee… I only like either very good one or mediocre coffee + lots of sugar!

  • Bérénice November, 19 2012, 7:11 / Reply

    Garance you can do that , it is horrible!!!!beurkk…..It means you doon’t really like coffee because it is just water and caffeine…italian strong coffee like capuccino are the best , next time when you go to Milan have one and re-think about it!!!!!!!will see if you don’t change the mugs but for tea..
    Americans don’t like coffee anyway look at starbuk coffee it is not coffee but milk or caramel beverage!
    when you go to London have one in Café Nero and you will see the difference again……..

  • Marie November, 19 2012, 7:18 / Reply

    De Paris a News York le meilleur café reste ceux du Starbuck

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  • kate November, 19 2012, 8:36 / Reply

    Accro au café, je ne peux pas commencer une journée ( surtout de travail ) sans!
    J’adore le café americain. Cet été lors de mes vacances à New-york, j’étais tellement heureuse quand au petit dej’ on m’apportait une mug géante.
    Je n’en laissé même pas une goutte ;-)

    Alors, si j’habitais là-bas, je pense que tout comme toi, je prendrais vite l’habitude !


  • Danielle November, 19 2012, 8:38 / Reply

    the coffee in America is the closest to the worst I have ever tasted….

  • Donnah November, 19 2012, 9:34 / Reply

    One word, Sacrilège!

    But I would drink anything at Joan’s on third…
    If I had a food-emporium, it would be like Joan’s. It is perfect.

  • sev November, 19 2012, 9:36 / Reply

    mais comment mais comment peux tu…? Mais au départ, tu lui trouvais quel goût à cette infusion euh café ? Je blague hein, chacun son café. L’expresso italien vaut par exemple un ristretto en France, et un café en France est appelé un express (diminutif de expresso ou italianisation du terme je sais pas) en Suisse.
    (pour l’italianisation en Suisse, on dit vraiment Tchô tchô pour dire au-revoir au téléphone, pas Ciaaaao)
    Chaaaccuunn son caaafféééé. (mais sérieux, ça goûte comme les cafés super allongés de chez Starbucks ? Nan parce que c’est pas bon hein ?)

  • Mimi November, 19 2012, 9:49 / Reply

    Avoir pré-payé ses cours est la meilleure méthode que je connaisse pour ne pas en rater un seul !
    Ca le coûte tellement, au sens propre, que je suis obligée d’y aller !

  • Mireille November, 19 2012, 11:28 / Reply

    Pour moi, c’est café italien sinon rien!

  • IS THIS IT? models review November, 19 2012, 11:34 / Reply

    I’m Italian, so sorry, but for me “coffee” is a completely different thing… ;)

  • emmanuelle November, 19 2012, 12:43 / Reply

    HAN !!

  • Carol Melo November, 19 2012, 2:23 / Reply

    Garange, I have to handed to you. I have been living here for 7 years now and the only thing I didn’t get use to is the coffee. You need to spend more time in France, and buy an expresso machine for your house :)

  • Supertomate November, 19 2012, 8:17 / Reply

    Comme toi, 10 ans à Montréal, et je suis tellement habituée au “régulier” que je ne bois plus que ça… Et ce n’est pas forcément du jus de chaussettes pour autant. Comme le disaient d’autres filles, il y a des tas de petits cafés ici, qui font des expresso et aussi du café filtre savoureux (la micro-torréfaction saint-Henri fait de l’excellent filtre, rien à voir avec Starbucks)

  • Victoria Marie November, 19 2012, 10:46 / Reply

    A friend of mine mentioned that she had some French visitors at her office. To be the excellent hostess that she is, she offered to prepare a to go coffee mug for them. She said that when she said this they looked at her with utter confusion. Apparently, the idea of drinking coffee on the go was very strange to them. Maybe this doesn’t seem strange to you now, but when you first came to the U.S. what did you think about this idea of taking your coffee with you, instead of sitting down to drink it slowly and appreciating the flavor of it? Is this really an American thing?

  • Beauty Follower November, 21 2012, 3:10 / Reply

    I drink lots lots cups of tea every day… how un-Greek is that lol!

  • Rachael ~ November, 21 2012, 6:17 / Reply

    Great image. I’m a tea drinker myself, find coffee gives me an horrendous headache – although I do like the occasional hazelnut latte {yeah I’m a whimp, I know!}

  • Trendsetteuse November, 21 2012, 5:35 / Reply

    Je suis une vraie parisienne …. Et pourtant, j’ai toujours déteste l’expresso dans les petits bistros au profit d’un bon café américain !! Donc ta nouvelle “addiction” n’est ni grave ni honteuse …. Ce qui compte, c’est se faire plaisir !! Bonne soirée

  • Théa Unknown November, 25 2012, 11:55 / Reply

    Je crois que j’aurai du mal à me passer de mon café Nespresso!

    Théa Unknown

  • Michel (Caféo(b)logue) January, 10 2013, 6:56 / Reply

    Mais mais… il y a de très bonnes adresses pour boire des espressi exceptionnels à New-York ! Ils pourraient donner des leçons au bars parisiens :)

  • Michel January, 10 2013, 7:03 / Reply

    Pardon, je m’étais référé à la date, en haut a gauche, sur mon com précédent. Il y est marqué New-York :-p
    Los Angeles, je connais moins. Mais je pense qu’on peut trouver de bonnes adresses, sans vouloir dénigrer celui de Joan’s on Third, car je parle d’espresso et qu’un café filtre bien fait est bon si on est amateur.
    Il n’y a pas de mauvaise méthode, il n’y a que du mauvais café…

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