Thursday, March 1, 2012

Le Saint Médard Café - Paris friend


After a delightful Sunday lunch in January, I encountered this friendly gentleman as he prepared deux express with the enviable Cafés Richard machine, gleaming of chrome.  After a brief exchange about visitors and Paris, he agreed to a photo, and I will be taking a print to him when I return, bien sûr!


So, now I long for a Cafés Richard expresso/cappuccino machine along with the CR cups. 
I can taste that coffee still!



Le Saint Médard Café
53, rue Censier
75005 Paris

20 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

There's nothing quite as restorative as an excellent cup of coffee! That's a very impressive machine, I think he will be highly delighted to have featured on your blog Genie. I thought of doing a barista course once, but decided it was much more pleasant to sit and drink coffee than have the pressure of making it perfectly!!

Shell Sherree said...

Another warm and smiling face ~ I'm sure the coffee is extra-delicious when someone happy like this is making it. He'll be very chuffed when you return with a print, Genie.

winterludes said...

such a big one! impressive! the barman seems very happy with it.

brattcat said...

fabulous face, fabulous machine!

Birdman said...

Enjoy your brew this morning.

Janey and Co. said...

I had to go to translations to look up bien sur...of course!

He looks like he is enjoying your attention!

Sylvia K said...

Looks like my kind of place and I would love a cup of his coffee right now! Fun capture, love the smile! Hope you have a lovely weekend, Genie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Virginia said...

Since i"M out of coffee this morning, I would love for Monsieur to brew me up a cup!
V

PS He seems very pleased to have the crazy americain lady to snap his photo! :)

Riet said...

Those machines make the most delicious cofee and when it is served with a smile it is even better.

Bibi said...

Happy fellow!

M said...

Love, love, love the pose! He looks so proud and pleased to have his picture made with that awesome, gleaming machine!

Loree said...

What a lovely shot. It's quite timeless.

Peter Olson said...

I just had my today's seventh Nespresso! Of course a coffee in a café is always the best! :-)

Harriet said...

Service with a smile. How could it be otherwise for the charming American wanting to snap his photo.

Kris said...

He certainly seems to be a happy camper. What a smile! I bet he will be surprised when you go back with a picture for him.

Jack said...

The man has a charmingly awkward way of carrying himself. Nice portrait.

Randy said...

He looks like a happy guy.

Lapin Agile said...

Wonderful!!

Tom Watson said...

After a delightful Sunday lunch in January, I encountered this friendly gentleman as he prepared deux express with the enviable Cafés Richard machine. barista course melbourne

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Tom, it is indeed a small world and yet halfway around the world we have encountered the same friendly Parisian... and the enviable (bien sûr) Cafés Richard machine.