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Travel Diary: Café + Croissants

Parisians know how to brew a strong cup of joe. Somehow, even black coffee tastes better than a vanilla latte ever would in America. I wish a French barista could serve me a hot cup every morning.

Charming cafés line the streets of Paris, as if to remind us to take a break from a busy day. There are no drive-throughs or to-go cups. Instead, the city encourages you to sit, to stay, and to settle in. Of course, the chocolate croissants help in convincing me to get cozy.

Here’s a peek into a favorite spot in Paris I frequented during my trip. Until you make it to the City of Love, do as the Parisians do — settle into a local coffee shop to rest your mind and reflect on your day.

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Photos taken at the charming Café Louis Philippe on Quai de l’Hôtel de ville.

Top: Zara [similar here + here] | Denim: J. Brand | Shoes: Aquazzura [affordable option here] | Sunnies: Chanel [affordable options here + here]

Photos by Katie Mitchell