Friday, September 16, 2011

Starbucks Parisian Style

While living in Paris, I have stayed away from Starbucks out of principle. Why go to an American chain when I can stop by any corner cafe and enjoy a Parisian café crème. Yesterday, after having lunch with my friend Michael and his husband Michel, we decided to grab a cup of coffee. They ended up suggesting Starbucks; I wasn't going to object after all I have been to a Starbucks in Cologne, Germany. Might as well try one in Paris ... once in a while can't hurt, right? They took me to a Starbucks near l'Opéra, which has the reputation of being the most beautiful Starbucks in Paris. It's Starbucks, how pretty can it be? Well, I was in awe! It use to be an old theater and now it has transformed into a Starbucks.

the chandelier
the main sitting area
the ceiling

Now, I can't believe I'm about to say this ... but the next time you're in Paris it is definitely worth stopping by Starbucks at l'Opéra.

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