Saturday, September 13, 2008

Chez Prosper

Some time ago, I mentioned the lovely Café de Tournon, and thought I may post about other Parisian cafés that are less of tourist/show-off nests than Les Deux Magots, the Flore and others.
Would you like that?

Chez Prosper (Metro Nation) is really an old-style classic Parisian café, with retro posters from decades ago (can you see me, reflected in the glass protecting the poster to the left?), as well as a wealth of amusing details - such as the old soda water bottles and the mural dial phone... The Bouillon Kub reminded me of a post on Octavine's lovely blog. The food is really fresh and while vegetarians may have a hard time finding something to eat, everyone will be happy with the Berthillon ice-cream for dessert...
Meet me there!

22 comments:

karina said...

me encata que saques cosas que no son tan turísticas!!!
Estoy buscando una foto del local de Berthillon, ese que te venden los heladospor una ventanita,y no encuentro una que se vea bien, please, si pasas por ahi, acordate de mi!!!

ashley said...

i love little cafes like that. i always go by myself with a good book and consume way too much coffee and yummy pastries- looks like a great place to go on your week-end;)
xo

Hila said...

I wish I was there ...

raining sheep said...

It would be cool seeing Parisian cafes. I lived in Paris as a child and I remember all the hustle and bustle in the cafes and the wonderful smell of coffee.

Hey Harriet said...

Love the look of this cafe you have featured. Yes please! I'd very much like to see more cool Parisian cafes! What a wonderful idea :)

Alya said...

I love Paris cafes too. I had breakfast at Les Deux Magots once. It was really nice especially for people-watching!

A World in a PAN said...

I love Chez Prosper, its Art Nouveau decor, and the kindness of the aiters, the best bistrot at Nation.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

i will have to try this when i'm there in october for sure! thank you!

Anonymous said...

I love that wall phone. We used to have'em in rural areas.

Mary-Laure said...

KARINA - de vez en cuando tomo un omnibus que pasa justo delante de la ventanita de Berthillon, asi que la proxima vez de saco una foto!

ASHLEY - I love doing the exact same thing. A book, or the paper.

RAINING SHEEP - I didn't know you had lived in Paris as a kid, tell us more!

ALYA - yum, breakfast at the classy 2 Magots must be sooooo delicious, no?

BONBON OISEAU - let's get together when you're in Paris.

MISS GLITZY said...

It's a great idea to post about Parisian cafés, I like to discover new places.

Anonymous said...

yeah but that is one of the reasons why i love paris...all the other places that parisiens actually frequent....(my cousin always takes me to great places as well....then you realllllllllly experience paris...)
le sigh!
nancy

yasu said...

oh i love it when you post about nice places in paris. when i hang around in the area, i will have a look!

Octavine Illustration said...

oooh, i feel most honored to be included in such an amazing post!~ i agree, wonderful idea. i, too, would love to see the best of the parisian cafe's from your eyes...especially the art nouveau cafes. you and your fabulous parisian self are the closest i come to experiencing france herself. i can't wait to see more!~

valeda said...
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valeda said...

that blue lattice seltzer bottle is a dream! i love little details like that at cafes.

Mary-Laure said...

NANCY - I see you too have caught the "le sigh" bug!

YASU - maybe we could go there together some time?

l'air du temps said...

love cafes! it started back when i was a teenager and i would read about american artists going to europe, hanging out in cafes, reading, writing, painting, sharing time with friends in the midst of passionate conversations...

thanks so much for popping in on my blog. & i look forward to reading about your time in beautiful paris!

amusez-vous!

design for mankind. said...

Oh I love little cafes, and I loooove this post! :)

Jill said...

Looks like a great place to hang out...wish I were there right now!

danica said...

Oh, it sounds absolutely divine :)

Roxana said...

I've been also pondering about cafes and thought of making a post on the subject :-) it is fascinating how different the cafe culture can be from country to country. and yes, if I get to Paris I will try to go to this cafe :-)