Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
One of the things we enjoy doing when we are traveling is to find
shops where we can savor the local pastries, cuisine and rich coffee. We
have done this all over the world, from
we visited Morelia, we discovered a chain coffee shop that delivered super
coffees, pastries and wondrous fruit smoothies.
Take a look at Lilian's Coffee.
Chalk board menus at Lilians
We had just enjoyed a
morning walking to the
Callejon de Romance, the Aqueduct and the
Jardin de la Villalongin. It was time for a gourmet coffee and a fruit
The chalk board menus
offer cappuccino hot or cold, plus various breakfast and lunch items.
The cashier and order counter
We weren't far from the Historico Centro
Morelia's Main Cathedral is and some of the
rooftop bars we have frequented during our visit. Downtown Morelia is
And here we are at one of Lilian's Coffee
houses. They are dotted around the city.
As you can see on the chalkboard to the
left, they are selling breakfast as well, every day.
Beautiful stone wall
It's a beautiful little shop with an open
air feeling because the natural light comes in from the skylight.
Morelia has many stone buildings
comprised of the pink cantera stone from a local quarry. It's
beautiful to see these walls all over town.
Cappuccino and cinnamon roll
Billy ordered a super foamy Cappuccino
and we split the cinnamon roll. I had a marvelous blackberry and yogurt
smoothie that was just delectable!
Clean wide streets leading into the
Morelia is an aristocratic town, even
this far from the Historico Centro. The cantera stone make for solid
buildings and you can get a sense of what the city must have been like a few
Today the wide streets are clean and have
modern traffic lights, but "back in the day" it was horse and buggy that got
A good map of the area
Here you can see where Lilian's is in
relation to the Callejon Del Romance, and Morelia Centro.
Just outside the map on
the left is another Lilian's Coffee shop near the center of town.
Lilian's Coffees from the outside
Morelia is a fun town. Lots of
restaurants with international flare, gourmet coffee shops, rooftop bars,
parks, churches, and friendly people. Since it is so walkable, stop in at
Lillian's for a coffee and a meal or snack.
Check out their
Facebook Page here
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