In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
Lake Atitlan Travel and Info
is two and a half hours from
and we find ourselves visiting this Colonial City as an overnight stopover on our way to
the international airport in Guatemala City or as a quick treat and getaway from
daily life at the Lake.
Guatemala is a country
known for its coffee and there are lots of coffee houses located in this
El Viejo Cafe
El Viejo is a French bakery and restaurant.
We're telling you, what a treat! It's a popular place in the mornings to grab a
cappuccino and a piece of pastry right out of the oven.
Inside El Viejo
Decor is country style and casual. During the
week, it's no problem to find a seat but on weekends, when the Guatemaltecos
come in from the capitol, the place is packed to the rafters and flows out in
the street. To the left in this photo, the building opens up into a garden
The garden restaurant
Coffee and free WiFi go hand in hand and
people love to sit here in the morning to catch up on email and online news.
However, coffee is great any time of the day, and Viejo Cafe is open breakfast,
lunch and dinner. They also serve beer, wine and mixed drinks.
Here you see some sweet
baguettes, regular baguettes, apple strudel, croissants and various other
delectables in the pastry case.
The Adventurer's Guide to
Pan au chocolate and cappuccino
One of Billy's favorites is to order pan au
chocolate and a cappuccino. The pastry is still warm, fresh from the oven! And
truly, it's the best we've had since living in France!
Enjoying our cappuccinos
Old photos of the family owners as well as
old equipment like the radio on top of the pastry case are placed all throughout
Service is quick and attentive, and you must
stop by for one of their incredible pastries.
Adventurer's Guide to Destination Choices
El Viejo Cafe Open daily 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. 6ta Avenida y 3a Calle Esquina No. 12
Tele: 502. 7832. 1576 or 7832. 1588
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About the Authors
Early Lifestyle appeals to a different
kind of person – the person who prizes their
independence, values their time, and who doesn’t
want to mindlessly follow the crowd.