When ordering coffee in a café in France, it’s helpful to know some basic French phrases to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.
Here are some essential words and phrases for ordering coffee:
Bonjour – “Hello” (used as a polite greeting when you enter the café).
Je voudrais – “I would like…”
Un café – “A coffee” (typically refers to a small espresso).
Un café crème – “A coffee with cream” (similar to a cappuccino).
Un café allongé – “A coffee with more water” (similar to an Americano).
Un café au lait – “A coffee with milk.”
Un café noir – “A black coffee” (a simple espresso).
S’il vous plaît – “Please” (use this to be polite).
L’addition, s’il vous plaît – “The bill, please.”
Merci – “Thank you.”
So, when you want to order a coffee, you can say something like, “Bonjour, je voudrais un café, s’il vous plaît” (Hello, I would like a coffee, please). This will help you communicate your coffee order politely and accurately.