I am confused about the different categories of eating establishments9 Replies
I am confused about the different types of eating establishments in Paris. I know that a restaurant only serves lunch and dinner, has more formal service (whatever that means) and may be more expensive. What confuses me mostly is the difference between a café, a bistro and a brasserie. I know they usually have "service continuu", have less formal service, all seem to serve alcohol and have lower prices than restaurants, but what distinguishes one from the other?