La Roseraie

October 27, 2002 - 3:00 p.m.

The bill I was given charged me for two espressos, but I'm hoping they will only hold me to one since that was all I asked for, and that was all I was served.

The tabletops are all square, a nice, dark wood, and the chairs are dark wood with pastel seat cushions of varying types of purple. The lights are narrow, trapezoidal orange and green boxes sprouting out of curved stems composed of groups of wires snaking together.

The wind kept toppling the stand-up sign outside, so they finally gave up and brought the thing in. The wind is fierce today, blowing huge quantities of trash and leaves down the street (with the occasional small child mixed in), though the sun is shining and it's not a very cold wind, thankfully, not that I can feel it in here anyway.

I was given a chocolate-covered almond with my espresso, as well as a blue tube of powdered sugar. My table adjoins two others, and all three Heineken ashtrays have for some reason or other decided to gather on the middle table. It's quiet in here at the moment, with only the murmer of civilized conversations and the muted sounds of cars passing by on the streets outside.

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La Roseraie
Metro: Biblioteque François Mitterand

Sugar: tube of powdered sugar
Bonus: chocolate-covered almond

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