Off to Paris in a few months! Peter Mayle’s book “French Lessons”, is an inspiring guide highlighting places to see, foods to eat and fabulous wines to drink throughout France. I’m taking a page out of the classic French lifestyle and taking a break. Reading. Listening. And savoring the sweet combination of delicate foam and rich coffee, topped with cinnamon.
One of my favorite places to relax on a Sunday is Cocola which is located at the Stanford Mall in Palo Alto. The pastries are like works of art, and their lattes are rich and creamy.
The aroma of fresh brewed coffee and pastries reminds me of sitting in a cafe in Tuscany, or Paris. You pick from an assortment of exotic salads, or throw caution to the wind and treat yourself to a pastry.
It’s located in a piazza of sorts. As you relax outside you’ll find yourself next to a gourmet market called Sigona’s.
This is a must see market where you’ll find exotic foods including local eggs which have shells that are green, red and blue.
Time seems to move slower here…if you’re in the area I hope you’ll take a moment to relax, and sip your own latte.