Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
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.
Cafe y Pasteleria Francesa
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
has become one of our favorite places to visit several times a year. What a
choice of restaurants and bars with live music to choose from!
We heard from friends that
Ganache was a great place to buy a sweet and to have a coffee. We thought we'd
try it out.
The entrance to Ganache
Not far from our hotel room, this
cute little French bakery is located with its cheery entrance.
Welcoming Poinsettias are placed in the entranceway, and various
products are for sale on their shelves.
Several tables, some with a
long banquette for seating are available. Simple French-style decor was
The lunch menu
Salads, soups, sandwiches
and desserts are all listed on the lunch menu. Somehow I thought that the vegetables
on the vegetable and goat cheese sandwich would have been grilled, but the waiter said they were not. That seemed a bit strange, as there
was also a Portobello mushroom on the sandwich and eggplant and onions...
Maybe it was just a confusion in communication.
I ended up ordering the
Chicken Chipotle sandwich for 55Q, about $7.25USD.
Billy decided to go for the
roast beef and mushroom sandwich which also came with a salad. The bread was
delicious and the salad was fresh. His plate was 58Q or about $7.75USD.
In Billy's opinion, the
sauce on the beef sandwich needed more pizzazz. Something to make you come back
again and again for the next bite. It was fresh and delicious, just not
A little split of wine
This split of Cabernet
Sauvignon/Syrah blend was about a quarter of a wine bottle, pouring a glass and
a skinny bit more. Tasty, the price was 45Q, or $6USD.
Famous for their
Ganache is actually known
for their desserts, some of the best in town. Offering tiramisu, pecan pie,
lemon meringue pie, chocolate mousse, traditional cheesecake, nut encrusted
truffles, and more, you can certainly find something to accompany your specialty
They all look so inviting.
We decided to share a piece
of traditional cheesecake which looked perfect.
Beautifully served on a
plate with a coffee cup drawn with chocolate syrup and caramel sauce for the
cappuccino foam. There was also some raspberry sauce provided for a contrasting flavor.
This really was good, and
considering that we had already enjoyed a sandwich, we had plenty to be
Tip was included in on the
bill, as is pretty standard in Antigua. The total came to 226Quetzales, about
Antigua is a bit
more expensive than
Panajachel in various ways. Eating out is just a bit more
here, a bit more there... while all and all Ganache's sandwiches were delicious,
and we did have dessert, we felt that the
Smokin' Joe's BBQ,
the Circus Bar
or Tuscani's in
Pappy's BBQ in Antigua were a much better value.
I think the next time we'll
just come for coffee and split a fabulous dessert!!
Esquina de la Sexta Avenida
Norte Numero 1, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Tele: +502 7832 0978 Website:
http://www.miganachecafe.com/ Hours 8am to 8pm daily, Sunday 8am to 7pm
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