Thursday, November 4, 2010

Gourmet Teas and Coffees on Marseille's Canebière

With its wrought-iron Art Deco style canopy, the ornate crimson and gold frontage of Torréfaction Noailles is the portal to a cool, tiled interior, where a fragrant wave of coffee and exotic teas assaults your nostrils. One counter sells patisserie; another has chocolate and local speciality sweetmeats: calissons d'Aix (a glazed sweet made with powdered almonds and preserved melon) and Marseille navettes (boat-shaped biscuits perfumed with orange flower essence). Sit on a high stool at the counter to sample one of 12 types of coffee or 50 teas.... Click here to read more.

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