A café that probably doesn’t live up to its name

<Photo of a French signpost with Shag Cafe>It seems that my lovely friend Chris is gifted at spotting funny French wording. He sent me the photo of some unappetising aperitifs, and now he’s found the Shag Café. Now I’m sure that the Azzurro Caffe, listed just above the Shag Café, isn’t an entirely blue café, but I bet there’s an element of blue going on in the walls, furniture, crockery and decoration.

And now I’m wondering exactly what elements of shags are included at the Shag Café. I can think of a few double entendres, but some of my readers are far too young to have their eyes assaulted by such language. And a ‘shag’ is just a bird anyway, right? With that in mind, perhaps patrons can order a wild shag.

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5 comments on “A café that probably doesn’t live up to its name
  1. Steph says:

    I think in the interests of investigative journalism you’d better check out what exactly does go on at the good old Shag Café!
    Have a good Easter!

  2. Wendy says:

    Thanks Steph – I hope you had a good Easter too! I’ll have to find out where the Shag Café actually is – possibly in the village of Pussy in Savoie (I’m not making this up).

  3. There’s a hairdressers at La Bourboule called Fanny Feeling. Honestly! Will try and send you a pic next time I am over that way.

  4. Wendy says:

    Tottie, please do! I’d love to write something about it too if that’s okay with you! 🙂

  5. Emily says:

    Haha! Thanks for making me giggle on a day when I really needed to!

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