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