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Paris coffee question- am I limited to cafes?

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Paris coffee question- am I limited to cafes?

bennyt | Sep 21, 2010 12:02 PM

This will sound like a noob-ish question, but, well, I guess it is, so please forgive...
I was scouring the streets of le Marais today for a good cup of coffee, and totally struck out. Ended up buying an espresso at a boulangerie after all else failed. I am well aware of the Parisian cafe tradition- but as a tourist, I really don't want to spend time sitting down at a cafe every time I want a cup. And yet it also seems silly to go to Starbucks when I'm in Paris. I sort of assumed there would be incredible coffee everywhere in this city, but I guess I also assumed it would accessible in take-away paper cup form. Anyone have thoughts on this? Or is a cafe my only choice for a good morning cup?
thanks!

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