LES DEUX MAGOTS: A VERY CULTURED COFFEE BREAK
So today we decided we’d take a little trip down to Saint Germain to visit Les Deux Magots, a cafe that once had the reputation for being the place to go for the creme de la creme of literary genius in Paris. Boasting old regulars such as Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, James Joyce and Bertolt Brecht, I was really keen to see what was so good about the cafe that attracted the greatest intellects of the city.
Honestly, the hot chocolate was delicious, if not a little overpriced. I guess that’s what happens when a quirky little cafe becomes a modern tourist trap. Disappointing really. I did enjoy myself, but there was genuinely nothing special about it…at least not for me.
I was really glad I went to the cafe. As I said, the house hot chocolate was delicious. Would I go there again? Probably not. Would I recommend someone else to head there with their weekend in Paris? Again, probably not. It’s one of those places where a person might go just to say they’ve been more so than create a haunt for coffees and catch ups.