Have you ever tried people-watching? Not in a creepy way, but in more of an observant\sociological manner? Trying to understand other’s lives, habits, and weird quirks by just observing their usual rituals like getting coffee in the morning will never not be fun for nosy people like us. Especially when it comes to ordering food - if you’ve ever run the risk of pulling your neck by trying to see what the waiter is taking over to the table next to you, then you know exactly what we’re talking about!
People-watching in cafes & restaurants is never more fun than when you’re abroad, especially around breakfast. While lunches are usually focused around similar types of meals, and the character of dinners are determined by the restaurant you go to, what people choose to order for breakfast is most likely going to be a signifier of their heritage, what they grew up eating, or at least what’s most convenient for their day-to-day lives.
And if you ever find yourself in a little French cafe early in the morning, you’ll notice that, much like in Italy, people in France don’t tend to have large breakfasts. They are usually on the go and need a quick boost to get tide them over till lunch. However, their breakfasts are never without some flair and decadence, not to mention that effortless aesthetic the French are so renowned for - whether it’s a chocolate croissant and a cup of espresso, or a yogurt parfait, it always looks appetizing and intentional. At the same time, we can’t disregard all the impeccable and indulgent breakfast variations the French cuisine offers for slower mornings - which is precisely why, when looking for the ultimate guide through a week of morning pick-me-ups, both quick and time-consuming, the French breakfast options are the ultimate choice!
So, what are we having today?