We were recently in Paris, staying at Le Regent in Odeon (btw, highly recommend this hotel if you don't mind one flight of steep stairs to elevator, fab location). We went to several cafes for breakfast that were populated by the locals. Couldn't find cafe au lait anywhere. Instead, I was steered to cafe creme, which has become their version of latte. Unfortunately, the French have not mastered latte.
What happened to the pot of coffee and pot of hot milk and the really, really large cup to pour them in? I don't always want expresso and foam!