Paris Breakfast mid-week around 07:30
Arriving early at Paris Nord on Tuesday.
Keen to start the day with a lingering breakfast
- good latte and free wifi
Happy to venture on foot between Paris Nord and Champs-Élysées.
All recs welcome!
If you must have wifi and "latte", and not, say, café au lait, the nearest Starbucks seems to be at 18, boulevard Montmartre. opened 7h30.
Don't forget that in the non-Starbucks world, latte is just milk. Caffé Latte is a rare thing in France since it is … Italian. You can get café au lait everywhere.
Kooka Boora on rue des Martyrs has excellent caffé latte (and wifi) but is opened at 8h30. Starbucks has mediocre and expensive coffee but its staff can be expected to understand orders like "latte".
If you want "café au lait" outside of a home context, you should ask for "un crème" (sometimes "un grand crème" for a large one, "un petit crème" for a small one). Many cafés have only one size now but the old style is two sizes.
Café au lait is more like what you have at home (in a bowl, not in a cup).
I feel compelled to divert you from the horrible Champs Elysées and so suggest the Café Charlot on the rue Bretagne/ rue Charlot in the trendy 3rd. Just a quick ride on the #65 bus from the La Fayette-Dunkerque stop on rue Saint Quentin/ Gare du Nord to the J-P Timbaud stop on the boulevard Temple. Ok coffee, good eggy stuff for breakfast, long lingering allowed, cool crowd, great real-life neighbourhood.