May 2, 2009
Photo Erica Berman
Despite my recent tirade and blog post ranting about the poor quality of coffee in France, I am pleased to announce that I recently had a fabulous cup of coffee in Paris. It was a coffee surprisingly worthy of any I have had in Italy, right in the heart of the Marais! Last Saturday after being jostled about in the Merci boutique (had to check it out – and found it overrated, overpriced, and overcrowded even if for a good cause, but lovely!) my friend Francoise and I made our way to the Marais and ended up at Pozzetto gelateria on rue du Roi de Sicile.
Francoise ordered a chocolat chaud con panna, (hot chocolate with whipped cream) so thick she had to eat it with a spoon, and I ordered a marocchino con panna (basically a small cappuccino with warm chocolate sauce and homemade whipped cream). Next time I will have to try an expresso or plain cappuccino to see how they hold up, but I am not sure I will be able to resist the lure of the perfect marocchino! The homemade gelato is also wonderful, the staff are all Italian and friendly, and I can’t wait to return. There is a 2nd Pozzetto on rue des Levis in the 17th, I may just have to walk on over from my flat in Montmartre . . . tomorrow?
Photo courtesy of www.lauraflorand.com
Pozzetto – 39, rue du Roi de Sicile Paris 4eme Metro St Paul or Hotel de Ville
21, rue de Levis Paris 17eme Metro Villiers
Written by Erica Berman
Erica Berman grew up in Lexington,Mass. After graduating from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Journalism and an intensive summer at Middlebury College (Vermont), Erica came to Paris with hopes of submerging herself in French culture and perfecting her French -- and she never left. Erica is the founder and owner of Haven in Paris and the blog HiP Paris. She now splits her time between Paris (Montmartre), Maine (Damariscotta), Massachusetts (Lexington) and Italy (Genova). In her all-too-rare free time, Erica likes to travel off the beaten track, explore Paris, read, take photos, cook, ski, hike and enjoy long Sunday brunches with her friends.
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