Saturday, March 20, 2010

Wake up and smell the coffee!

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IMG_0306I drove past Xela Cafe, on Paramount Blvd just south of Stewart and Gray Road, for months, intending to check it out. When I finally did, I was pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere is homey and the minute I walked through the door, I was greeted with a smile and a soft hello.

Oneyda and Oscar are the owners of Xela Cafe, a Guatamalan Coffee House named after a city in Guatemala. Xela (pronounced "Shay-la") means "city surrounded by mountains." Run by everyone in the family, the cafe is truly a family business. I sensed that no one is a stranger here, everyone is welcome. Once you walk through the door, you know you will be back again.

And Oneyda makes a mean latte!

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  2. Agree 100%, Xela Cafe is authentic, delicious and friendly priced!

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  3. good coffee and the peruvian cookies are to die for. I go and study there because it's peaceful and they have free wi-fi. :)

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  4. Si, puedo decir tambien que el cafe es delicioso, los smoothies y el atol de elote, hummm!!! He probado las empanadas colombianas y argentinas estan deliciosas..!!

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  5. This is my favorite coffee shop! Great coffee and the staff is just the nicest you will find.

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