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Crepes from Unión Café Antigua BY RUDY GIRON

Foodie Fridays — Crepes from Unión Café Antigua

The sweet crepes here are from Unión Café Antigua, one of the best options in town for delicious and healthy breakfasts. They also offer a great selection of smoothies and coffee to go along with their all day breakfast and lunch options. I have tried their smart smoothie, which also includes a shot of espresso coffee. Bon appetite!

Breakfast or Desayuno

What’s your favourite breakfast spot in Antigua Guatemala? El Viejo Café, Fernando’s Kaffee, San Martín, Rincón Típico and Randy’s are among my …

Guatemalan Finquero Breakfast

The finquero word could be translated as the plantation or ranch owner. So a Finquero desayuno, breakfast, would be one that normally …

Typical Guatemalan Breakfast Booth

Everywhere in Guatemala you can find breakfast stalls similar to one shown above where the working class and anybody’s hungry can stop …

Breakfasts At Sabe Rico

Sabe Rico Restaurant, Chocolatería & Delicatessen is a great place to have delicious and nutritious breakfasts in La Antigua Guatemala. The range …

Typical Guatemalan Breakfast

I have shown you the typical Guatemalan breakfast at least three times and each time has been somehow different, how so? Well, …

Antigüeño Breakfast at Rainbow Cafe

The Guatemalan Writers Side Note:
For being such a tiny banana/coffee writers republic, Guatemala does produce and export quite a few good writers. I have mentioned some of them in this site like Luis Cardoza y Aragón, Miguel Ángel Asturias, Enrique Gómez Carrillo, Pepe Milla, Ronald Flores. But, I have not done enough to talk about the great Guatemalan Literature written by its many excellent writers. Thanks to a comment by Coltrane_Lives about the possibility of his adopted Guatemalan daughter becoming a writer, I can point out a great Guatemalan novel written in English by Francisco Goldman, a respected journalist whose work appears often in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Review of Books and Harper’s (source: [ES]). “Francisco Goldman won accolades and international recognition with his extraordinary first novel, The Long Night of White Chickens, the winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts… ” (source: Another great contemporary novel is Ruido de fondo (background noise) by my dear friend Javier Payeras. Javier Payeras is one of the clearest and loudest voices of this generation and his poetry and prose has won the recognition in and outside Guatemala. Ruido de fondo has been reissued by the Guatemala’s Government Editorial Cultura to be required reading for High School students in Guatemala. For those who are fluent in Spanish, I leave the link to one of my favorites poems by Payeras: Soledadbrother.

Tropical Fruits Guatemalan Breakfast

I guess you can have a breakfast like the one pictured above just about anywhere in the world since these tropical fruits are shipped everywhere now. This breakfast, however, was made from fresh fruits grown and harvested within an hour or so from La Antigua Guatemala; with luck the fruits were picked the day before.