Saturday, January 5, 2013

Fermée pour les vacances.....!


We went into Subiaco to have a French breakfast at a Bistro not long opened, I won't  mention it's name, because we arrived, moi desperate for my first coffee of the day (a little twitchy if you know what I mean !) to find that in typically European style they were 'fermée pour les vacances'..oh la! sacre bleu! When they reopen in a couple of weeks I will revisit! Thankfully Subiaco has many really good cafes and we walked (jogged?) across to Brew-Ha where I had the best espresso and blueberry tart ever, or so it seemed at the time haha! According to the write up the definition “brouhaha” has been adopted and then modernised to mean: “The ritual of consuming the highest quality teas and coffees, particularly while engaging in spirited debate.” Excellent name and ethos for a cafe don't you think! Hope you have a wonderful coffee, I mean weekend..take care and stay safe.....

32 comments:

  1. Darn Europeans. So lazy! Don't they care about customers at all?! :-) Well, it looks like you did not miss out, Grace. Brew-Ha can't be bad, with a terrace like this one... and if they throw in excellent coffee and spirited debate, too... These guys clearly understand cafés in the European tradition (minus the long summer vacation time...) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  2. Ah zee coffee! Oui Oui please
    Aloha

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  3. i love clever labels ... and blueberry muffins .. yum

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  4. Oh my, excuse me while I wipe the drool from my keyboard!:) I love that word brouhaha. Brew-Ha looks an excellent substitute until those other layabouts return from their European lala-land:)

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  5. The shots you and Hartford Daily Photo have posted today really do look yummy.

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  6. That is some tart Grace! I've just been catching up on your hot summer pics - 41˚C!! Happy New Year!

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  7. Yes, you and Jack have wreaked havoc with my morning hunger!!! Everything looks SO delicious!!! Great, fun shots for the day! Hope you have a super weekend -- with lots of tasty goodies!!

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  8. The blueberry tart does look yummmy and i bet you polished it off in nothing flat by the looks of the empty plate.

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  9. What a deliciously decadent place to have a a calorie laden breakfast! Clearly the closed opportunity may have led you to higher exotics! Great photos!

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  10. Oh, yes! That is my kind of cafe. But, Grace, it looks like you actually ate the pastry. I just took a picture of mine!

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  11. What! No french brouhaha! This Aussie food on your photos looks pretty enticing though, albeit not being francais.

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  12. Oh, Grace, your interesting patter must be getting to me. Schoolgirl-French words like ambience keep percolating up into my brain!

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  13. Looks like you ate every last bit of that delicious looking tart! I really wanted you to share a bit with me.

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  14. I'm famished just looking at that tart!

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  15. That is SO typically French .... Fermée pour Les Vacances .... They have their priorities right Grace - pleasure before money!!
    espresso and blueberry tart at Brew-Ha sounds delectable.

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  16. The French I hear/see over here, I usually associate with rain ;)

    Please have a good weekend.

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  17. Your photos made me teribly hungry for something sweet! I trust you had a wonderful holiday...I am hoping to get back to blogging soon. Had a nasty bout with the flu, followed by bronchitis. Glad to see 2012 end and hoping this year will be better!

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  18. Love that bit about brouhaha—thanks! And your blueberry tart looks really yummy!

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  19. I can see you vigorously debating the virtues of that first cuppa the day. That blueberry tart looks wonderful..

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  20. I never acquired a taste for coffee so I'll pass on that but, yum...that blueberry tart is calling my name.

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  21. I love the name of the coffee shop. Very creative.

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  22. That first picture could be from a book on the dissection of food. The second it brilliant - something about a special, satisfied glow.

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  23. That tart looks wonderful and so does the Coffee shop and outdoor space.

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  24. Yum! Even after all the goodies of the last few weeks. Enjoy a relaxing weekend Grace.

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  25. Great name for a coffee shop. brew-ha. It's terrific.

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  26. Grace, your photos and notes never fail to cheer me up. Here I am starting another grey, damp English weekend, and already I've had a stroll on the beach and a lovely coffee and muffin - no calories either!

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  27. Yummy! But I thought brouhaha referred to a bunch of high school kids fighting! Non? Have a great weekend and try to stay as cool as you are!

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  28. You made me laugh, jogging and blueberry tart together makes a funny combination.

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  29. Okay...that looks delish!!! But if you're French, you have to whisper when you talk and always face the streets to watch all the people walking past you. I had been there twice and found the cultural stuff really interesting. Americans are loud and rude and face each other while shouting across the table. In France, quiet, soft spoken.....and full of etiquette:)

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