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 Holly Aldridge (18 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Marcel (18 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Steve Sullivan (18 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Madame Ybarra (18 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Fabiana Borelli (18 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Margaret Hunt (18 episodes, 1993-1994)
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Holly Aldrige is a young American living on her own in France. Although she doesn't speak any of the language (which causes trouble for her frequently) she finds a job working as a waitress in a small cafe. At the cafe she meets a strange assortment of characters from around the world. She gradually comes to be friends with them and starts to find her place in her new home. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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18 September 1993 (USA)  »

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Café americano  »

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First-rate Sitcom
30 October 2003 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

I also loved "Cafe Americain" when it was on NBC ten years. I remember it was on Saturday evenings while on CBS there was the stodgy and somnolent "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman". It's shame that it is not on anymore, even in syndication. It's about time "Cafe Americain" should be called a classic. This is an enjoyable show: the jokes and characterizations were funny, witty and perceptive and the Parisian setting has its unique charm, complemented by a wide range of diverse characters. It is very intelligent show that deserves more following.


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