Monday, February 1, 2016

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Scenes From A Cafe

The first day of each month is always a theme day for members of City Daily Photo, and for the first of February, the theme is Scenes From A Coffee House, or cafe. The theme is courtesy of Merisi, who blogs from Vienna, and from time to time features coffee houses in her blog. You can find other examples of the theme right here.

My choice for the theme is in the heart of the Byward Market, taking up the north end of the Market building. Le Moulin de Provence is a cafe and eatery here. I went up several days ago. The place offers a wealth of food and drink to eat in or take out, including a whole lot of baking. In 2009, President Obama stopped in here for cookies during a visit to the city, and the business still has photos up of the occasion- a sharp eye can even catch images of him among the cookies.

40 comments:

  1. Looks like they have yummy food.
    I also like their posters on the wall.
    HAPPY NEW WEEK to you!

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  2. Some cafes seem pastry shops.

    Tomás.

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  3. Plenty to go with a cup of coffee. And yet again I have forgotten theme day.

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  4. I'm with Mo. Plenty to go with one's coffee.
    Of course if we all plan a CDP gathering in your city it could be here! What is your favorite thing to order?

    Janis
    GDP

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  5. @Gunn: thanks!

    @Tomas: in this case that's true.

    @Tex: I figured!

    @Marianne: they have a lot.

    @Mo: nothing wrong with sitting one out.

    @Janis: the croque monsieur.

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  6. I was wondering if you would show us Tim Horton's. ;-)
    This place looks much nicer though!

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  7. Looks like a yummy place to have a cup... and more.

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  8. That's seems to be a wonderful place, looking at the pictures I'm getting hungry.
    I can imagine there are still photos of Obama in the cafe, must have been quite a happening for the owner and the personnel.

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  9. I'm just as hungry now as I was when you first showed me these photos!

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  10. That looks like a great place. I'll have one of those cookies.

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  11. @Halcyon: I considered it, but having had shown one last month and had my rant about it, I figured why repeat?

    @Stuart: it is a yummy place!

    @Jan: it was- I'm sure the Mounties and the Secret Service were glad when it was done.

    @Norma: don't look at this with an empty stomach!

    @Sharon: those cookies are good!

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  12. Not bad and quite informal: I like it!

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  13. Looks like a classic bakery/coffee shop. I bet the pastries are good. And, hopefully, the coffee is even better!

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  14. That looks such a nice cafe with lots of yummies! How cool President Obama stopped by. I wonder if he liked the cookies :-)

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  15. That looks like a great place to eat.

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  16. did some one say cookies? what kind did you purchase? or taste test? yummy good i bet. ( :

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  17. I remember the day Obama was there! ;)

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  18. I'd love to have coffee there - in MAY!

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  19. I'll have 10 of each of Linzer Augen and maple leaves in the second shot please!!!!!

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  20. @VP: thank you!

    @SRQ: as I don't go for coffee myself, I'd stick with the food!

    @Tamago: I can say from having had eaten those maple leaf cookies on occasion that they are tasty, so he'd have liked them.

    @Red: it is, yes!

    @Beth: I can recommend the maple leaf cookies, though they do make more varieties as well.

    @EG: it was quite a day in the city, and he was welcome.

    @Cloudia: any time of year's good to get in here!

    @Ciel: I figured people would appreciate the food.

    @RedPat: thank you!

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  21. Ah, I remember that Obama news story!
    Yes, we went to Darcy McGee's and my daughter bought me dinner! Nice role reversal. She also bought the NAC tickets!!!

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  22. Everything looks so delicious.

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  23. Yummier and oh I love baked fresh bread over cookies.

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  24. That looks like a great place William with a fine array of 'goodies'. I always find cakes difficult to resist but I am more hot chocolate than coffee...

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  25. So many delicious looking treats in there!

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  26. @Jennifer: I can just imagine how the Secret Service was feeling, given that it wasn't possible to really do crowd control!

    @Orvokki: this place makes good food.

    @Carolann: so do I.

    @Geoff: same here- I don't drink coffee at all, but I like hot chocolate.

    @Lois: a whole lot!

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  27. A lot of tempting pastries to choose from here - a nice place to :)

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  28. You were right. The photo is there. Those pies look delectable.

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  29. I'd find the choices overwhelming...but I think I could rise to the challenge. This looks like a great choice.

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  30. I like coffee, but I'd be going for several of those great looking food items. I am now officially hungry!
    I spotted President Obama.

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  31. Oh gosh I'm really fancying a goodie now William, thanks :) Excellent choice for the theme!

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  32. @Birgitta: no shortage of temptations!

    @Jackie: thanks!

    @Mari: they are!

    @Kay: overwhelming indeed.

    @Pat: those food items are what draw me inside.

    @Grace: thank you!

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  33. How lovely! Perfect spot for some nice cakes, breads and cookies :).

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  34. With all that snow outside, it looks like a nice cosy place to be!

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  35. What a beautiful café in that historic building!
    Love your take of scenes from a coffee house, the cookies and, yes, the view of the street from the inside.
    Thank you for participating, I am so thrilled traveling around the world with your help,
    Merisi

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