Visiting a foreign country can become a really enjoyable experience if you take the time to learn some basic vocabulary and phrases before your trip. Having a nice cup of coffee is a necessity for most of us, we’ve got a quick guide for ordering coffee in France.
Café au Lait
Strong brewed coffee with milk is usually served for breakfast in France, along with a delicious croissant or bread-butter-jam. In case you didn’t know, this type of coffee is called Café au Lait.
After a nice meal, the French like to enjoy a nice cup of espresso with a dab of milk. In Italy, this coffee is called a macchiato, Spanish people call it a cortado, but in France it’s called Une Noisette.
If you order an “espresso” in France everyone would understand, but you should know the French name for this delicious cup of coffee – Café Express.
Café Allongé is the closest thing to American black coffee – it’s an espresso diluted with hot water. For those of you who like drip-style coffee, Café Allongé is a perfect choice.
Unlike Café au Lait, which is made with brewed filtered coffee, Café Crème is an espresso served with steamed milk. It’s a typical drink in French cafes and in case you want a double, you should order a Grand Crème.