you're sure to get a better pick-me-up if you take your cafe au lait in a gorgeous ikat stoneware bowl. they've a generous size but small enough to still grip in one hand - perfect while you're flipping through 'le monde'. the spare gilt rim says understated-paris-chic to a 'tea'. at $14 a pop via anthropologie you can stock up in all 3 colors.
The Ikat bowls feature dramatic colors with an unique design that definitely invokes a sense of ethnic flare.
Also available in a lovely orange and green color.