| coffee (masculine noun) | /ˈkæfeɪ/

I believe I’ve found a spot, a favorite place. You know, that cafe or bench where you stop to read, work, enjoy a drink, a conversation, or a quiet moment. I’ve just arrived in Bordeaux, so perhaps it’s too soon to tell, but I just might have found that spot.

Yesterday, Natalie (my potential roommate, fingers crossed) and I stumbled upon a small cafe called Pause’k. It’s located on a quiet side street by Place Gambetta. They advertised freshly squeezed juices for a fair price, so we stopped in. They also offer sandwiches, pasta, wraps, quiche, and hot and cold beverages sur place or à emporter (to eat on location or take out). Everything is homemade by the women who work there, and they offer a reasonable amount of vegetarian dishes. I was immediately intrigued.

The juice was obviously delicious. Natalie and I people-watched and gushed about our new city: “We’re so lucky!”

This morning, I woke up before meeting some other assistants at Place de la Bourse. I decided to have a small coffee and  a chèvre, mozzarella, tomato sandwich at the same cafe. The food was just as yummy as the freshly squeezed juice, and my meal totaled about 4,20 EU.

It’s nice to have discovered a place–even if it’s just a cafe–that I can call my own.


P.S. If you want more photos, be sure to follow my Instagram @gamarino1. These photos are also posted to my blog beneath my profile on the right.

About Gabriella

I'm a twenty-something insomniac with a caffeine addiction and chronic wanderlust. I recently graduated with my M.A. in French, and I've spent the past two years living and working as an English teacher in France. I now work as an English professor at a university in Lille, where my students are learning to never omit the Oxford comma.
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