When I first saw this café along one of the pretty pedestrian walkways in Oaxaca, I, of course, had to stop for a cup of coffee and to take a few pictures.
Comida que hace bien
(Food that is made well)
Therapia y Cocina, con Alma y Corazon
(Therapy and Cooking, with Heart and Soul)
Not only was I grateful for the smile this café served me along with my coffee, I was doubly grateful that it included a side helping of a GratiTuesday post.
El secreto en Gratitud es hacer las cosas con amor
(The secret to gratitude is to do things with love)
By the way, did you notice the menu board out front in the first picture? Least you think they were charging $20 US dollars for a Café Americano or a Café Expreso, or $30 US dollars for a Cappuccino, the current peso to US dollar conversion rate is about 18.9 to one. The price of those coffees is around $1.06 and $1.59… that is something to be grateful for!
49 thoughts on “GratiTuesday: A Cuppa Gratitude”
I love seeing and reading about these “snippets” of your current trip to Oaxaca, Janis. The buildings are so cheery and colorful – many reasons to smile. 🙂
Oaxaca has such a rich culture that even the five weeks we were there wasn’t enough time to take it all in. I’m glad you are enjoying the stories from our travels.
The price of a cup of joe alone is worth the trip.
Although I wish their economy was better, the prices for just about everything were amazing. A meal that we would have paid $100 for in the US cost us closer to $35.
That sign and vibe would lure us in too, no doubt. Have heard that Oaxaca is incredible.
Oaxaca is incredible. The people are so friendly and helpful (even with our elementary Spanish skills).
Now that’s a café made just for you and your weekly Tuesday offerings! Nice.
I thought so too! Coffee and a post… perfect.
This is lovely and wonderful. The photos, the saying, the price of dinner! I’m enjoying your vacation from afar.
We couldn’t get over the prices, but that’s why there is a big expat community there. I got used to dividing the peso price in half, then moving the decimal point one to the left. It was close enough, and usually quite surprisingly inexpensive.
I love trying coffee from different places. That’s how I learned to drink espresso.
You would have loved all the choices of places to get your morning fix. I know Starbucks was there somewhere, but I never saw one.
I like that quote “the secret to gratitude is to do things with love”. I would have been attracted to this doorway too 🙂
Isn’t that nice? We forget sometimes how we can invite gratitude into our lives.
I know I’m terribly guilty of taking myself too seriously. It’s a gratitude killer and I have to constantly work on it.
I love unique little coffee shops. This one is absolutely perfect!!
I guess coffee is a pretty big deal there because there were a lot of these little shops.
How could one not be drawn in to such a delightful little cafe? Looks like a wonderful place to stop & sit awhile.
I loved the bright colors on the outside, and the calm, inviting interior. And, a nice little bench outside to sit and people watch while enjoying the cuppa.
Wow, I am studipyimg spainish right now too! Thank you for the post, and also the really cool pictures!
I took three years of Spanish in high school (many years ago…). I wish I could remember more of it than I do. Study heard!
Yo practice español con duolingo: yo habla un poco de español 😁👍🏻
Looks enticing – and, as you say, a gift for your Tuesday post!
It was perfect.
“The secret to gratitude is to do things with love.” How lovely!
I really liked that too! I think it points out how happiness and gratitude are feelings that we can actively choose to have. They are available to us all.
I agree with one of your other comments–the price of coffee there was worth the trip. Perfect post for you!
I thought it was pretty nice of them to name their cafe after my Tuesday blogposts! 😄 We couldn’t get over the price of things there. The expats are living large, often on just social security.
Oh gosh, don’t tell me that. 😉 We may end up there or some other Latin American country in 10 years.
Now you’ve made me want to go to Oaxaca. When I was in Queretaro in February the exchange rate was even MORE favorable, if you can believe that. Almost 21 pesos to the dollar!
You would love it, Shelley! Wow, 21 pesos to the dollar… I thought our exchange rate was good. I guess it is constantly floating, but ours never got much over 19 – and that was just for about a day.
What a perfect name for a cafe! Especially one that sells coffee that cheaply!
I loved how they integrated that concept throughout the cafe. It was hard coming back to the US and have to pay our prices again 😄
I so need to be in that cafe right now. Thanks for photos that will allow me to visualize and imagine.
Maybe we could meet there for a cuppa and a scone? 🙂
I’m a price checker, but when it comes to good coffee I sometimes overlook the price. 🙂
Well, in Oaxaca, you don’t have to overlook the price… how great is that??
What a charming little place! So much more soul than the sameness of a Starbucks! A lot cheaper, too! 🙂
No kidding! Even at home, if I have a choice between a locally-owned cafe and a chain like Starbucks, I’ll always go with non-chain.
Sweet! I toast you a cuppa gratitude for sharing this with us. xo
Thank you… and a toast back to you for commenting.
What a great name for a cafe! Thanks for sharing. I have a poetry blog here on WordPress and today’s poem is about gratitude in case you have time to look? Sam 🙂
Your poem is lovely. I think that expressing gratitude is an essential part of living a happy, fulfilling life. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
Thanks yes me too. Gratitude leads to contentment I think. Have a good week ahead! 🙂
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