Sometimes you just don’t have the time to casaquear, chit-chat, but you still need your daily dose of the best coffee in the world, from Antigua Guatemala of course, so you don’t doze off and for that you head over to Café Condesa Express where you can get your caffeine fix very quickly. If you also need a sugar high, make sure order a pastelito to go with your coffee. Enjoy!
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Interesting enough, I have not encountered many restaurants that offer waffles; or perhaps I wasn’t looking. However, for some reason, waffles jumped at me at the menu from Café La Casaca the first time I visited and I just had to have a waffle. Of course, if you drive to Guatemala City you can have waffles and pancakes at the IHOP restaurants, but I wouldn’t drive to GuateCity just for that. Interesting enough, there’s a Casa Internacional del Waffle or just La Casa del Waffle in San Lucas, but I have not got the chance to try them there.
Do you know of other restaurants in Antigua Guatemala or nearby that serve waffles?
Today was a day full of news. First of all, I learned from my friend and ADP collaborator Guy Howard that Hector’s Restaurant made to the number one position at TripAdvisor for their restaurant listings of Antigua Guatemala. Of course, that’s no news to you guys since you have already since many of the dishes that Hector prepares. The first time I had sweet potato fries was at Hector’s and although I have had them a several places now, some in the U.S., I still believe Hector’s version to be the best.
Last but not least was the 15th year anniversary of signage of the Peace Accords. As in every year since the signing, people argue that basically not peace was signed, but the accords have not been met. Or well, that’s how it is in Guatemala and it’s better not think too much of it. We just have to continue pushing for the accords to be upheld.
Since several people were interested to know more about La Casaca shown yesterday in the entry entitled Having Breakfast in Antigua Guatemala I decided to follow up with another vista and little more information. La Casaca coffee shop is located where Un Poco de Todo bookshop used to be on Portal de las Panaderas; that’s the west side of the Main Plaza where you can also find Café Condesa, Condes Express and Café El Portal. That makes seven coffee shops around Parque Central which includes Café Barista and “& Café” on the northwest corner and the Bagel Barn on the southwest corner. Double the number of coffee shops if we say within one block from Parque Central.
Do you still have any doubts about what’s the most popular drink served in Antigua Guatemala?
A sad aside is the fact that we have lost three bookstores in recent years, each for a different reasons, but at the end it comes down to same economic reason. We lost Librería El Pensativo, Hamlin & White and Un Poco de Todo.
This could be your vista if you decide to have breakfast at the terrace of La Casaca coffee shop in Antigua Guatemala. From this vantage point, you can hear the murmur of the people at the Main Plaza, the squeaky sounds of the carriages, the ringing of the bells of the Cathedral on the other side of Parque Central all while sipping the hot and delicious cup of coffee.
I know, life is though in La Antigua Guatemala.
Who says you can not enjoy the patio dining areas during the rainy season? It is a good thing that most restaurants are covering their patios with transparent lamina roofs so we can enjoy the sunlight and the patio dining areas with rain or without.
¿Quién ha dicho que no podemos disfrutar de los comedores en los patios durante la temporada lluviosa? Es una muy buena idea que muchos restaurantes en La Antigua Guatemala han empezado a cubrir sus patios con techos de laminas transparente para que uno pueda disfrutar de los comedores en los patios con lluvia o sin lluvia y de la luz al mismo tiempo.
We are very fortunate in La Antigua Guatemala because we have great coffee available all year. In case you didn’t know delicious coffee berries are grown all around Antigua Guatemala in the many coffee plantations. One can find the coffee berries in many stages as shown in The Ages of Coffee. Furthermore, the latest trend is that roasting and grinding of coffee in situ so we can have the best and freshest cup of coffee at several cafes like Fernando’s Kaffee and Micho’s Café as shown in the picture above. Needless to say, Micho and Fernando are great hosts and loving sharing the passion and knowledge about coffee. A visit to these cafes is a must if you’re visiting Antigua Guatemala even for a day!
Somos muy afortunados de vivir en La Antigua Guatemala porqué tenemos fabuloso café todo el año. En caso no lo sepan, la fruta del arbusto del café es cultivada por todos lados alrededor de La Antigua Guatemala. Uno puede encontrar la fruta del café en varias etapas de su vida como lo mostramos en Las Edades del Café. Mejor aún, la última tendencia es encontrar varios cafés que tuestan y muelen el café in situ para darnos la mejor y más fresca taza de café posible. Fernandos Kaffee y Micho’s Café son apenas dos los cafés dónde uno puede degustar una taza del mejor café del mundo. No hace falta decir que tanto Micho como Fernando son excelentes anfitriones y les gusta compartir su pasión y conocimiento del café. Una visita a estos cafés es una obligación incluso si sólo se visita La Antigua Guatemala por un día.