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Antigua, GT: Kaffee Fernando's – A nice Guatemalan breakfast and the world’s best mocha

rworange | Dec 7, 201009:50 PM

I like the espresso drinks here a lot. There are pastries and a brief menu with items such as sandwiches and salads. Add a pretty garden, letting you hang out and work on your pc for as long as you like and a cool house cat … it is the perfect spot to roost for a while.

The breakfast is the best deal I’ve had anywhere for a typical Guatemalan version and one of the best in terms of quality. I didn’t try the empanadas, but another table ordered them and they are huge and served with a nice green salad.

Fernando roasts his own beans and produces some seriously good coffee. Check the website for what is currently available.

There’s a room with some items for sale such as coffee beans, beer, candy and other items. Fernando seems to support local artists and crafts people. There are paintings for sale on the wall. On one visit there was a woman weaving cloth on the patio.

Here's what I had on a few visits rated from A+ to F -

A …... Mocha
B + … Guatemalan typical breakfast with toast
B + … Cafe latte
B …... Cappuccino
B …... Dripped coffee with milk

Service: B - … Very good
Ambiance: B + … Very, very good
Price: $

My first visit in August

PS: From that initial post … don’t miss the “wonderful chocolate covered karob beans. The karob bean is hand-peeled and roasted. I took a nibble of the sample and Fernando said no ... pop the whole thing in your mouth and bite down. It was an explosion of crumbly, roasted bitter sweet magnificence.”

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