Monday, November 24, 2008

Economy, change of laws and culture are hitting the French cafes

I found this New York Times article very sad, particularly as someone who loves to drink strong coffee in dark, smoky places. 

 “The bar-cafes? They’re finished. Twenty years ago, people would go in the morning before work for a coffee and a cigarette. And now, it’s over. Young people don’t drink during the day, and when they drink, they drink to get wasted. Smoking is forbidden and they eat en route, with coffee in a paper cup. They smoke and drink at home.”

1 comment:

atilley said...

this is an outrage. And so sad!