Francois, the owner of La Cafe Parroquia, is arranging the lush, beautiful roses in the fountain. She is the most delightful lady, who always greets me with a big smile and hug. I think she has eyes on the back of her head, for she knows when someone needs a refill on their coffee, when someone needs the check..... Needless to say, she runs a tight ship.
What I can not get enough of, is the Salsa Verde that Antonio makes. It is a family recipe from Veracruz, that is a divine combination of serranos, cilantro, garlic and avocados. That on a piece of bolillo is the best way to kick start the day. And the fresh squeezed orange..... mmmmmmmm.
Often, Valeria, Francois and Antonio's daughter, is working hard at the Cafe in the mornings, even thou she has her own little French restaurant at night in the front of the property, La Brasserie.
When I am really hungry and not in the mood for eggs, which by the way are delicious in Mexico for the hens are fed marigolds which enhances their color and flavor, I order the mouth watering, Chili Rellenos. The poblanos are roasted to perfection and filled with cheese. Then coated with a light batter and fried. They are served in a delicate, tomato salsa that is to die for!
What else can I say but, "Buen Provecho!"