This high-end retailer with seven Paris locations takes its coffee seriously. At home on Paris' grandest shopping streets, Comptoir Richard is part of a tradition dating to 1892. The shop's selection is impressive; coffees, teas, tisanes, and homemade jams are hand picked from countries spanning five continents. Perfect pairs for a hot drink, the shop's freshly made sweets include biscuits, pralines, shaped sugars, and chocolate-covered marshmallow bears. Openly embracing whimsy, the popular shop's front windows display pink teapots and paint-by-numbers tea sets in an engaging still life.
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