Today, we are sending you a few photos of French cafe menus taken while window shopping around lunch time. Outdoor tables at cafés, bistros, crêperies and restaurants fill up during lunchtime, especially on sunny days.
Lunch Break in France: French Cafe Menu
French Cafe Menu Pictures – Serie 1
- As far as lunch options – there are so many. Below is a sample French cafe menu with a selection of croque-monsieurs. This bistro offers the classic croque-monsieur but also the many variations on this classic sandwich.
- There are also many sandwiches offered in “boulangeries” (bakeries) or “sandwicheries”, such as the popular “sandwich américain” made on baguette of course with mayonnaise, ham, egg, lettuce, and tomatoes.
- But you can also get a Subway sandwich, they made it to France as well – love this arched entrance! As far as calling the Subway menu a “French cafe menu”, not sure if it qualifies but it is in French after all.
- Or you can eat “à la carte”. Notice how lunch is only served from noon to 3pm. Some restaurants offer “service continu” (food is served all day) but many will also stop serving lunch after 3pm. The way they presented their menu is great. You can do this at home too using a frame and a piece of wood painted with chalk paint. Simply insert the painted piece of wood inside the frame and showcase your menu French country style!
As far as the Art of the Home team, we opted for a quick lunch. We stood in line to get a few “sandwich Américain” at a traditional bakery (boulangerie artisanale) — the baguette was delicious and crunchy. Sorry no pictures, that was our first “Américain” since we arrived so we honestly could not wait but we’ll take more pictures of the various sandwiches offered in French café or “sandwicheries”, you may find the different sandwich options interesting. We enjoyed our “sandwich Américan” in a café with a Vittel (water), finished with an espresso, and “allez hop” (off we go)– we were ready for some more shopping, such fun!