Do you have a favorite hangout where you go repeatedly? I have Mornings in Paris in the Old Port. I love going early, before crowds, & before you have to deposit coins into les parcmètres. (But the parking fees are well worth it, if you want to go later on, like for lunch or midday coffee & treats...)
The coffee is exquisite,
and the interior is filled with artistic displays.
Illuminated cases show off gorgeous pastries, quiches & bonbons...
This morning, after the early quietude, crowds began to arrive (note a little Portland Maine high fashion here!) & the café buzzed with cheerful questions & answers about the food.
From my favorite window table a dog on the sidewalk was in full view. He watched longingly & attentively for his person who was grabbing a coffee to go...Passersby laughed, & me too, so earnest he was!When the clock struck 9 I packed up & ran because the meterfolks would be starting their day...but not without saying au revoir et merci & exchanging a few words in French to proprietor, Isabelle. You can read about her & Mornings in Paris here. The site tells you what a warm & welcoming person she is but I don't know if it tells you how pleasant it is to hear her frequently laugh...It's just as invigorating as her coffee.