The first place we had breakfast was in Greenwich, UK called The Green Cafe
I spotted this little pub near Leicester Square called The Bear & Staff when we were looking for a place to eat, so we decided to try it out...and good thing we did!
We ate upstairs and it was exactly what I was imagining in my head of a pub I wanted to eat at! The view was beautiful...flowers and the city right in front of us. We had a pot of tea to go traditional. I had a grilled salmon on a bed of roasted root vegetables and it was very rustic and delicious. The toad in the holes that my two uk guests had were huge! They said they weren't very traditional...but were very good. It was basically a giant square of a yorkshire pudding filled with mashed potatoes, broccoli, sausage, and gravy. Would love to come back here too!
Now for Paris....
Bakeries galore (seriously they are everywhere)......
Looks so yummy I know!
We did visit the oldest candy shop in Paris called A la mere de famille which was founded in 1761.
Really cool place to visit. I got a few candies, a marzipan cookie, and some white and dark chocolate bars...I think that was the best chocolate i have ever had! We went to the one on rue du Faubourg Montmartre which is a little bit bigger than the one on Rue Cler (pictured below).
Rue Cler is the most famous market street in Paris...and for good reason! I was like a kid in a candy shop! Fish markets, meat and cheese markets, fruit and vegetables, bakeries, etc. It was incredible!
Patisserie on Champs Elysees
Known as the best macaron shop in the world as well as some of the most luxurious cakes. It also has a beautiful tearoom. Established in 1862. I had to try these macarons!! They are a bit pricey, but to me they were worth it. 8 euros for 2 large macarons. I got the framboise with raspberry jam inside, and salted caramel with rich caramel inside. They were the best macarons I have had ever! They almost leave you speechless. The shop was beautiful inside and out!
They wouldn't let me take photos when I got inside, but I snuck a few...shhh!
That's not everything...but that would take forever! My trip was a foodies' dream for sure. It was a dream come true for me I must say!