Café Photo of the Week

Café Photo of the Week is published every Wednesday, and showcases photography from our staff, contributors, and readers.

Closed by Government Order, by Lisa Anselmo

©Lisa Anselmo

As part of the shutdown to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus, cafés across France have been asked to close until further notice, an unthinkable, but necessary measure. Want to know what Paris would be like without cafés? This is it.

La Parisienne du Faubourg 1 Rue Faidherbe, 11ème.

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3 thoughts on “Café Photo of the Week”

  1. How does one know if one is in a cafe, a restaurant, a bistro, etc. is it if they call themselves a cafe, or are there specific criteria you use to define a cafe?


    1. Cafés often have longer hours, sometimes staying open until 2am, serve a set menu (think: pub). A bistro (or bistrot) is more your local family restaurant, can have changing menus, usually serve traditional French cuisine. A restaurant can apply to any dining facility, any type of food. This is by no means an exhaustive explanation. Here, at Save the Paris Café, we sometimes widen the net to include bistros since both are small businesses in danger. Helpful?


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