How to Order Coffee in Paris

Want to know how to order coffee in Paris, and sound French?

How to order coffee in Paris

One of the scariest things in a foreign land is ordering food and drinks – or asking questions – as you stumble through a foreign language.

I’ve put together a quick video and conversations below to help you when you pop into a café for a well-deserved coffee or tea.

How to order coffee in Paris, France

Above: photo © Teena Hughes 2008 : Café, Boulevarde Voltaire, 75011

There are many types of coffee to order in cafés in Paris, and you can read more about them on the Paris Coffee & Cafés page.

After reading about the different TYPES of coffee you can order in French, I thought I might give you some actual sentences to help you out :-)

“Good morning, I’d like a coffee with milk please.” “Bonjour, je voudrais un grand creme s’il vous plait.”
Waiter: “Anything else, madam?” “C’est tout madame?”
“Do you have any croissants?” “Vous avez des croissants?”
Waiter: “Yes we do. How many?” “Oui, bien sur. Combien?”
“Two please. How much will that be?” “Deux s’il vous plait. C’est combien?”
Waiter: “5 euros please.” “Cinq euros, s’il vous plait.”
As you leave the café, don’t forget to say … “Au revoir, Messieurs/Dames!”


To hear these phrases spoken, please watch this Video:

Length: 3.49 minutes

View on Youtube:

Let me know if you managed to practice your French and worked out how to order coffee – I love to get feedback from my website visitors and their adventures in Paris!

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The cafe in the photo above is on the corner of Rue de la Roquette and Boulevarde Voltaire, at the Metro Voltaire.

I hope this information has helped you learn how to order coffee in Paris :-)