Le Capitole

July 2, 2002 - 12:30 p.m.

A place big enough to accomodate both eaters and drinkers during the lunch rush, of which I am grateful. My circular table is marbled light pastel green with a silver edge. The chairs are wicker with brown and green plastic caning. I was given two packets of sugar cubes with my espresso.

Across the street is a Monoprix store in a rather amazing building with large, elaborate arches around the top and stone urns on the upper terraces and "F Potin" carved in big letters, who I suppose is the architect. Close to me is a "No Good Gofers" pinball game, which seems to be a spinoff of the movie "Caddyshack." The lights hanging above are mottled peach cylinders with flat metal bullet-ridden hourglasses circling around them.

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Le Capitole
Metro: Réamur-Sébastopol
Price of an espresso: 1.80 euros
Sugar: 2 packets of sugar cubes

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