This café stands out with it's brown and tan umbrellas and awnings, looking more modern than the traditional red and green that most brasseries seem to use. The café's icon is a cut-out of a militant farmer without feet holding a torch in one hand and a sprig of wheat in the other. There's some generic disco music playing at the moment.
My table top is silver-edged and round, marbled with a pinkish tint. I ordered a glass of water with my espresso and it came in a Pepsi glass. The coffee cup is glass with a metal base and handle. the sugar is powdered and in a black tube. The ashtray is blue plastic and says "Idées en liberté" and has a design of a white torch (?) with little bits of red and yellow on the sides. My chair is wicker with brown, beige and tan plastic caning.
I gave the waiter a twenty and he thanked me by giving me a large assortment of coins as part of my change. Unfortunately they were all French Euro coins. He's probably keeping the more interesting pieces for himself.
Metro: Edgar Quinet
Sugar: tube of powdered sugar
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