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Antigua, GT: Vivero y Cafe de La Escalonia – Soy atol at the house of blue orchids

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Antigua, GT: Vivero y Cafe de La Escalonia – Soy atol at the house of blue orchids

rworange | Jan 26, 2011 07:29 PM

Vivero means nursery. Cafe de la Escalonia also sells plants, books and handicrafts. It was once the site of a coffee farm.

American and Guatemalan breakfast is served. Pie salados (salty pies), soups, salads and sandwiches are on the menu for lunch. On weekends and holidays they offer a typical Guatemalan meal such as pepian with soup, tortillas and a beverage.

There are a number of vegetarian items available. They sell atol made of soy. In this case, “soy atol" does not mean “I am atol”.

Many of the dishes and drinks are named for flowers and plants.

In the article “8 Vegetarian Dishes” Revue Magazine notes "Plumbagos tofu in a red sauce on a herbal bread sandwich, a specialty of the house”
http://revuemag.com/2010/03/8-vegetar...

Here's what we had rated from A+ to F -
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/737141

B - …. Ponche
B - …. Hot chocolate
B - …. Herb bread
B - …. Ixcacao chocolate (take home)
B - …. Valley de Panchoy Jalea de Café (take home)

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

Restaurant record with more info such as address, phone, hours and menu
http://www.chow.com/restaurants/918148

Flickr photostream with more pictures
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7685047@...

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