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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.

Sugar & Spice

Boquete, Panama

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Right along the main street in Boquete, you will find the locally famous Sugar and Spice Restaurant. It offers a good variety of entrees, salads, sandwiches, coffee drinks and pastries.

Sugar and Spice

This is a favorite Gringo hangout and a pleasant place for meals and conversation. Even with indoor and covered outdoor seating, it is sometimes difficult to find a place to sit!

Before the crowd comes in

By the door in the left of the photo you will see a water dispenser. There are a variety of herbs and slices of orange/lemon floating around to give the water flavor. It is free and delicious! Not to mention, healthy. The colored glasses that you see in front of customers are filled with this water.


You will also notice numbers on the tables. When you place your order at the cash register, you are given a number that you put on your table. Wait people come by and deliver your food or beverage according to the number you have displayed.

The bakery counter

The bakery section of Sugar and Spice has a very nice selection. Jumbo muffins, cheesecake, quiche, little breads, empanadas, cakes, coffeecakes, pies and more. These were all done in Gringo style and were guaranteed to taste good. One is able to order a delicious cappuccino for $2.50USD, Giant muffins were $1USD and the quiche was $2.50 per serving.

The menu is in English, and many of the wait staff speak English as well.   

Mexican style tacos

These tacos were the special of the day and ran about $4.50. They look scrumptious, don't they?

Sugar and Spice Reuben sandwich

This hearty Reuben sandwich was made on the bakery's own rye bread and it really hit the spot! The price was $4.50.


Another day I ordered the Walnut and Feta Cheese salad which was HUGE and ran $5. So you can certainly get a filling meal for a reasonable price and in a clean and friendly location.

Activity board

Often one will find activity boards where the community hangs out and Sugar and Spice has a couple of them. Have an item for sale? Want a partner for bridge? Giving a class? Looking for an item in particular? Here is where you place your notice.

When you visit Boquete, Panama, you can't really miss Sugar and Spice Restaurant. Chances are you will go there several times a week for breakfast, a specialty coffee, or to take baked goods home.

Sugar & Spice

 Richard Meyer, Owner, 7th at Main Yarina Barrios Bajo Boquete, Via Porras Frente a la Entrada del Cementerio

Tele: 507. 730. 9376, email: Website: 

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