Sunday, April 29, 2007

Les Deux Magots, Paris

In England, they give their pubs strange names like "The Slug and Lettuce" and "The Fighting Cocks", so you could be forgiven for thinking that "Les Deux Magots" was named after a couple of flesh eating grubs. But it turns out that a "Magot" is some kind of Chinese statue. And "Les Deux Magots" is the name of a very famous "literary" cafe at 6 place Saint Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris, Tel +33 1 45 48 55 25.

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Blogger TLA said...

What the hell is that in that photo?!

Anyway - welcome back! Now I can get my regular fix of Melbourne breakfasteries again - get thee to a cafe!!

16/5/07 19:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get back here!!!

I've been visiting here daily over the past month, to no avail.

When you get back it is time you headed north of the river and spent some time in Brunswick (El Mirage, A Minor Place, Poached, etc).

16/5/07 22:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is called a croque-madame, a typical french dish to order in parisian bistros.
It is basically just bread with ham and cheese (gruyère) and a fried egg on top...
I'm glad you're back in Melbourne :)

16/5/07 23:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phew!!! Getting worried there...thought you might have succumbed to cholesterol due to your arduous intake of bacon and eggs....good to see this is not the case.

17/5/07 07:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a relief you are back, I feel like I have been on some b-fast detox, missing the latest "egg" & "coffee" hot spots. Would have gone for the croissants, hot chocolate and boiled egg at Les Deux Magots, as I did last year, more appealing, although it did cost around $40!!!!

Looking forward to more reviews & pics from Europe, the Wolseley by any chance?

17/5/07 11:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how was that resto in Paris, Les Deux Magot? that was the one that Picasso & Dora Maar met ;-D I would love to visit it one day.

17/5/07 18:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I concur...welcome back! I'm glad you weren't the victim of a 'hit' by a vengeful breakfasteur. But I'm even more glad that I can breakfast vicariously again (see Nicole Richie post for context...)

17/5/07 21:26  
Blogger oneawesomegirl101 said...

Oh gosh does that look good

18/5/07 10:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah Les Deux Magots, St Germain...the early stomping gounds of Satre, de Beauvoir and Hemingway. Croque Madame and a glass of Pernod?


18/5/07 13:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whew! I thought you'd lost your appetite after seeing Nicole R. Glad to see that you're posting again and look forward to more photos of your PAris breakfasts

19/5/07 15:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of the worst blogs I've ever read. Ever.

21/5/07 09:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of the best blogs I have ever read so go eat fruit smoothies who ever disagrees (annon 21/5). He's probably French.

22/5/07 01:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this blog. I love it's light, whimsical humour. I love taking seriously something that's not so important, that's left no-one out of sorts. Thank you :)

22/5/07 12:01  
Blogger Unknown said...

Mmmm Croque Madame.

The best one I ever had was at Cafe Carolus, Place de Clichy , Paris.

Made with big slices of pain poulaine and two eggs.

God I am drooling.

They're moule mariniere is superb too.

Pol x

24/5/07 21:02  
Blogger Popsicle Toes said...

Wow, I was looking at my French textbook, and In the corner of one of the pictures was "Les Deux Magots". So, I thought of this entry.

27/5/07 06:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mmm.. croque-madame.... mmm... tasty!

29/5/07 22:48  

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