Tag: café

2016 – Our Favorite Coffee Shops in Chia/Cajica Display Different Specialties

June 2016 To be a great coffee shop takes more than just good coffee. There must be service, ambiance and accompaniments. The shop must demonstrate consistency in those areas as well as an attitude of continual improvement in meeting the needs of the customer. Previously we covered our favorite coffee shops in Bogotá. Readers may […]

St. Honoré – El nombre apropiado para un Coffee shop en Chia, Colombia

St. Honoré coffee shop Chia, Colombia

Marzo 2016 Michael: El nombre captò inmediatamente mi atenciòn. Cuando mi esposa lo viò, dijo: ”Buen nombre para un coffee shop que se especializa en panes y pasteles” y gracias a nuestros años de matrimonio, ella ha aprendido a leer cuando yo le doy esa cierta mirada inquisitiva e involuntaria, asì que me aclarò su […]

Juan Valdez Café in Bazaar Mall – Ambiance, Service & Pets

March 2016 Graciela: My husband and I have always been a fan of Juan Valdez coffee shops. In terms of product quality each one always delivers. And every one we have visited offers free Wi-Fi. What makes the difference between the company’s stores is ambiance and service. In those areas the Bazaar Mall shop is ahead […]

St. Honoré – an Appropriately Named Coffee Shop In Chia, Colombia

St. Honoré coffee shop Chia, Colombia

March 2016 Michael: The name caught my attention. When my wife saw it she said, “Good name for a coffee shop that sells breads and pastries.” With years of marriage she has learned to read my often involuntary inquisitive look. “He is the patron saint of bakers, she added.” Before moving to Colombia patron saints were […]

Chez Moi Coffee Shop en Chia Despliega Sus Talentos Culinarios

Enero 2016 Michael: Hay simplemente “pan” y hay “pan artesanal”. En este ùltimo grupo solamente unos pocos estàn en la cima del juego. Ahora uno de ellos abriò un coffee shop en Chia, Colombia. En nuestros diarias salidas, terminamos en la avenida llamada Chilacos en la pequeña comunidad a las afueras de Bogotà. Varias entradas […]

Chez Moi Coffee Shop in Chia Displays the Owner’s Culinary Talents

January 2016 There is bread, then there is pan artesanal  (artisan bread). Among those in the art group there are a few at the top of the game. Now one of them opened a coffee shop in Chia, Colombia. Daily errands took us down the street known as Avenida Chilacos in the small town outside […]

Centro Comercial Fontanar – Espectacular o no?

Enero 2016 Graciela: “Espectacular” dijo la señora luego de que le preguntàramos su opiniòn acerca de este centro comercial. Durante los fines de semana y la època de navidad siempre estuvo lleno de visitantes. Michael: Mi esposa y yo estuvimos allì el dia de la inauguraciòn en octubre, 2015 cuando hicimos nuestro primer reporte. Varios […]

DPASO Cafè y Bakery – un Oasis de Coffee Shop en el Centro Comercial Fontanar

enero 2016 Graciela: Todo lucia perfecto pero la pregunta en mi mente cuando vi que ofrecian eclairs fue “serà su sabor perfecto tambièn?” mi boca se saboreò. La crema de chocolate adentro en contacto con mi paladar, fue totalmente exitoso. En el 2013 mientras estaba en Singapur, encontrè el mejor eclair de chocolate. Desde ese […]

DPASO Café & Bakery – an Oasis Coffee Shop in Fontanar Mall

December 2015 Graciela: It looked correct but the question in my mind was would it taste correct. The eclair entered my mouth. The chocolate creme filling contacted my taste buds. Success at last. In 2013 while traveling Singapore I found the best chocolate eclair. Ever since I have been searching for something equivalent in Colombia. […]

WASSA – UN COFFEE SHOP CON “ASTUCIA” PARA LOS PANES Y LA SALUD

Deciembre 2015 Michael: Entrando por la puerta principal uno ve hacia el fondo un arco en donde funciona la cocina. Arriba se lee un aviso que dice: “Todos los dias se hornean tus deseos” y en la otra pared “El arte de hacer pan”. Afortunadamente èste es un lugar en donde se cumple lo que […]

WASSA – Coffee Shop With a Savvy for Breads and Health

December 2015 Michael: Walking in the front door one sees at the back of the room an archway to the exhibition kitchen. Above it says, “Todos los días se hornean tus deseos” (Every day we bake your wishes). On another wall it states “El arte de hacer pan” (the art of making bread). Fortunately this […]

Coffee Shops of Centro Chia – Breads to Eclairs & Cheesecakes

October 2015 You find yourself in one of those situations where you know that you want a coffee, but that tasty treat to accompany it sits as an unknown on your taste buds. Our solution is usually to go to the Centro Chia mall. They have eight coffee shops each offering something different. There is […]

Photo of the Week – Fish Balloon

October 2015 Michael:   I often find Colombians very innovative. From our car we could see decorations in the front area of one of or favorite coffee shops, Cafe Kerub. Once inside the construction of the fish revealed itself. Balloons with construction paper eyes, tail and fins taped on look very cute. The owner told […]

Coffee Shops not Reviewed and why

October 2015 Are there bad coffee shops in and around Bogotá? That seemed to be the question a reader asked us. The person inquired about places we have not reviewed. Michael: My wife and I hit coffee shops at least 300 days each year. Before a place occupies space on our site we visit it […]

Grün – Garden Rooftop Coffee Shop Helps Healing

August 2015 Michael: From my experience, where they put this coffee shop is a stroke of genius. I can honestly say that it helped me feel better while in the hospital. Graciela: Many outdoor places in Bogotá have some greenery around trying to insulate the customer from the invasion of concrete all around. Juan Valdez […]

Café Kerub – La mejor manera de construir un Coffee shop de cero

Agosto 2015 Michael: Un excelente cafè, un servicio amigable, deliciosos acompañamientos y una atmòsfera agradable, son cosas que no se dan por accidente. Lo anterior se logra pensando y planeando detenidamente. En los alrededores de Cajicà, tomando la antigua via Chia – Cajicà, mi esposa y yo durante varios meses vimos còmo crecia una construcciòn […]

Dulcinea en Chia: Un cafè en un ambiente relajante

mayo 2015 Michael: Dulcinea en Chia es uno de esos lugares donde la “indecisiòn” siempre me golpea. Mi esposa y yo vamos frecuentemente a tomarnos el cafecito del dia allì, pero siempre que llegamos y tenemos que decidir què vamos a comer junto con el cafè, viendo esa larga y deliciosa lista de productos, crèanme que […]

Caramelo : Un lugar que tienta tu paladar

Michael:   Nùnca lo habia hecho antes. Comerme todo el postre antes de darle el primer sorbo a mi cafè? Eso estaba en contra de mi naturaleza y màs aùn teniendo en cuenta todo el tiempo que mi madre tratò de enseñarme “ la etiqueta en la mesa”. Pero cada mordisco de la torta de […]

Caramelo – Coffee Shop That Tantalizes the Taste Buds

Michael: I had never done it before. Eating all of the dessert before even taking a sip of my coffee is against my nature, not to mention the years of etiquette drilled into me by my mother. But each bite of the maracuyá and guanábana cake tempted another one. For my friends in other countries […]

Nuestros favoritos 10 coffee shops en Bogotá 2014

Michael: Nuestra lista en el 2013 fue una de las màs leidas en este blog. Peter D’Amato nos entrevistò en julio 7 para su articulo en una prestigiosa revista llamada Freshcup. Pero no por eso, hemos parado con el tema. Con el fin de ayudar a nuestros lectores en lo que nosotros consideramos los realmente […]