Café au lait?
Coffee…. Or as I like to refer to it – the elixir of life!
Just the mention of the word makes me smile inside. Yes, I am a bit of a coffee addict.
Prior to my move, I confess to being a little worried about the quality of coffee that would be available in this small rural community.
To my delight there is a little coffee house on the corner that serves the best coffee in this sunburnt (and sometimes water logged) country of ours. Now, maybe some would say that I am over exaggerating but I will stick by my statement and swear in a Court that this is the case.
Yet, this little coffee house on the corner is more than just a place that I can purchase quality coffee. It soon became and continues to be an extension of my lounge/dining room; a place where I can sit and ponder or chat with the many friends that I meet while enjoying the elixir of life.
It is the place where everybody knows my name. I now understand how Norm felt whenever he walked into the Cheers Bar and was greeted with a hearty “Norm” – as this is the type of greeting I get whenever I arrive. It is comforting (although sometimes a little disturbing) that the girls know what my order is even before it is spoken.
So to the owners of the little coffee house on the corner I say – thank you!
Not only for serving the best coffee ever, but also for making me feel so welcome and a part of this community.
And now, when asked
Cafe au lait?
my response is always
Merci beaucoup mon ami! (thank you very much my friend!)