Courtesy of The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz
This is a guide for drinking coffee in cafes in Paris
Café express: Sometimes called café noir, café nature, or café normal. This is a small, espresso-style coffee. (Calling it an espresso would raise the ire of Italians everywhere.) If you simply say you want a “café,” this is what you’re going to get. Every time.
Café serre: A tight café express, more concentrated since it’s made with