Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Le Petit Cafe

I love the signs and window decorations on this cute little cafe in SoHo, Le Petit Cafe, which is located on Spring Street between Wooster and Thompson Street, a block west of yesterday's photo. This is a great place to stop for cappuccino and gelato when I'm in the area.

So how do you take your morning coffee or tea?

27 comments:

thwany said...

i can't drink anything but black coffee. i don't know how people put sugar and milk in it, it tastes like juice more than coffee with all that stuff.

Olivier said...

La France est partout à NYC (il serait donc logique NYC parle français ;o)) ). Il est sympathique ce petit bar. Le matin, je suis 'Hot Chocolate' et le reste de la journée des tonnes de cafes

France is everywhere in NYC (it would be logical speaks french NYC ;O)) ). It is nice this little bar. In the morning, I am 'Hot Chocolate' and the rest of the day tons of coffee

• Eliane • said...

Cute place indeed. If it's tea, it's with a cloud of milk. If it's coffee, it's got to me a latte or anything where the ration of milk outwaight the coffee taste. I am not a coffee fanatic, which is why I like it diluted. Capuccino I can do but that's an afternoon thing.

Jing said...

great name and great sign~~~
hehe...i prefer mineral water after wake up....

Peter said...

A French style of café and an Italian style of coffee - a nice combination!
For me it's coffee (espresso) all the day, from first in the morning until bed time!

Olivier said...

Juste une petite question, j'ai pas trouve de traduction à 'gelato', cela veut dire quoi ?


Just a quick question, I have not found translation 'gelato', which means what?

Sonia said...

What an inviting place! Nice photo, Ming!

Halcyon said...

Olivier: Gelato is italian ice cream. It's made a little differently than regular ice cream, I think it has less cream or something. In any case it's very tasty!

I think I have been to this cafe before. I can never pass up anything French! This morning's tea is hibiscus, with a spoonful of honey.

Oh for the love of food! said...

What a nice, quaint little cafe this is!
I have a flat white most of the time, very rarely do I have tea in the mornings ;o)

Lori said...

You are introducing us to so many great places! I'll have to look for this one. And I'm definitely going to look for those rotisserie chickens with the potatoes cooking underneath that you showed the other day. That looks delicious! (I like my coffee black and nice and strong!)

pom d'api said...

Hi Middle!!!
In french !! Je ne comprends rien, je suis passée plein de fois sur ton blog, et je n'ai pas pu te laisser de message et la oui OUFFFFFFFF
Je voulais te dire, peut être bientôt je viendrai dans ta country. On pourra ce voir, si tu le veux bien
Kiss

Bergson said...

I am always of agreement for a small coffee
I offer one of them to you, the place seems sympatic

Glenn Standish said...

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Emily Lin said...

I bet it must be a small cafe, right Ming? :P Oh I want a gelato too! =)))

I don't take any coffee or tea during my breakfast because normally I'll have a cup of Milo instead ;)

Nathalie said...

Le petit café? Olivier is right, French names are everywhere!

I always need a full pot of tea for breakfast.

I really enjoyed yesterday's poster of the little girl (odd and charming) and your Halloween collages. Great spirit there! None of that here in France....

tigerfish said...

During the weekdays, it's usually instant coffee at home. When there is more time during the weekends, we'll have brewed coffee, also at home.

Lady N said...

This place looks absolutely cute! I would go there if I were in New York! thanks for checking out my blog!

Lady N said...

I forgot to talk about my morning coffee - I don't drink coffee everyday, but when I do - I usually for a mocha at my favorite coffee shop here in the Twin Cities - Caribou Coffee!

Chris said...

Morning coffee. . .hmmm. . . .I like a little coffee with my cream! While I was gone last week, I was good coffee-deprived. The ship's regular coffee was HORRIBLE. I was off the ship at 7:30 am when we were in San Juan because I knew there is a Starbucks 1 block from the pier. I was there at 7:35. . . Grande, extra-hot latte with two Splenda, please. . . .

Belinda said...

Espresso Macchiato (or an espresso topped up with hot milk to half way up the cup) with half a (raw)sugar....not that I'm picky or anything!

I love the photo of this little cafe. In fact, I think my friend and I had lunch there before a big day of Soho shopping. *Sigh*...oh to be back in your town :o(

Jun said...

wow! looks very artsy and parisian! i love cafes like this, more so if they're tucked away in a quiet alley :)

Gwen said...

Like the personalized, friendly style of the window drawings and sign script.

Chuckeroon said...

....oh, Ming! You are lost. There is no hope for you. You are indeed a cafe creature....and so am I!!!!!!!!

citygirl15 said...

That place looks sooooo cute. Ming, when you're at your favorite 14th Street pizza joint, stop by Everyman around the corner on 13th, west of 3rd, for a great cup of cappuccino.

Squirrel said...

most mornings I have black coffee or a shot of espresso, then during the summer I tend to switch over to plain hot green tea. If there is a blizzard and I am walking around in it, I then seem to desire a Cafe Au Lait.

Matt Carman said...
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Matt Carman said...

The food there is terrible. They microwaved my croissant. Anyone who owns a microwave knows that you don't use it for bread products, because they become rubbery and unnatural-tasting. My girlfriend's pot pie was also microwaved, resulting not in a crispy, flaky crust, but in some kind of soft, breadish shell. They also add the tip to the bill, which is a horrendously pompous move to pull on a party of two.

Tons of terrible reviews here:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/le-petit-cafe-new-york

I guess the signs are nice.