Friday, May 27, 2005
When I was at the ASP May fair last week there was a Starbucks stand. The woman was passing out information about Starbucks in Paris as well as selling coffee.
January 2004: Starbucks opens its first two stores in Paris -- at Opera and La Defense.
May 2005: Starbucks has 12 stores in Paris and three outside of Paris (one in Marne-la-Vallee opening next month).
I'm not sure why, but I was stunned by that statistic.
-- said Auntie M in Paris
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Great blog you have here Auntie, it makes me homesick. I came over from Kaysbargains site where you were nominated for a bloggette award. Good luck
Mike in DC
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But had there been a Starbucks with wi-fi in Paris when I was there -- I guess I would have been there...
# posted by Donna : 12:23 AM
I must admit that I do enjoy their BIG coffees but Starbucks will never beat out the ambiance of a Parisian cafe.
# posted by Flare : 10:04 PM
Le Piou, I'm not sure...
Pecos Blue, That is surprising that there are no Starbucks hear you. I thought they covered the US.
Becca, I kind of like the place too. But I'm glad there isn't one near my home.
BM, I did have the best coffee the other day at some cafe near my place... I was thinking, this is what coffee should tast like all the time!
Pat, I know. I was really surprised. They moved fast.
Terry, When I've been to Starbucks there have been an equal number of French and english speakers in the place.
Mike in DC, Thank you for your kind note. The coffee house thing does seem to have gotten out of hand in the US. Maybe by the time you come back to Paris there will be many more Starbucks... they seem to grow at a very fast rate.
Amy, I'm almost embarrassed to say, I didn't notice if there was a wifi connection there. I don't recall seeing anyone with a computer, so I don't think there is... at least at the place near Opera.
Donna, I know, that wi-fi is attractive. Sometimes we look for hotels that have wi fi when we are on vacation.
Flare, I must admit I really miss the whole carry your coffee around while watching the kids and eating a bagel. I really saw myself being that kind of mom... but bagels and carry-out coffee were not in my cards.
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Yes they all have Wi-Fi but if I remeber well it's pretty expensive. However most Mc Donald's in Paris offre free Wi-Fi and that is very cool!
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