A Touch of Paris in Panama

This beautiful little French cafe can be found in the upscale Soho Mall on Calle 50. It is a lovely sight to behold.  The pastries are beautifully done and just as delicious.  However, be prepared to pay a handsome price for these delicacies.  A lunch for two can run between $60 to $90.  

Cafe Unido-Multiplaza

The new Cafe Unidos in Multiplaza is beautifully decorated and offers the same delicious food and coffee as in the other branches.  It is in the new section of the mall down from Hermes,  so it has a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.  Drop by and check it out. You won’t be sorry.  My personal favorite is the iced latte with one of the tasty wraps they offer.

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Fonda Pritty-Pritty

Here in Panama, when we want to say something is nice or “cool”, we use the word “pritty”. It’s the Panamanian version of pretty.  If you are in Casco Viejo and really want to try some authentic Panamanian food, then I suggest you visit the Fonda Pritty Pritty.  It is right across from the Policia Nacional (the police station) so it is safe.  A lot of the local policeman have breakfast and lunch here on a daily basis.  The prices are cheap and the food is the “real deal”. If you are feeling really adventurous, you might want to stroll straight on down the street and check out the deals on Avenida B.  It is full of stores that sell all kinds of merchandise. However, do not take anything of value because this area can be DANGEROUS, especially for tourists.

Casa Sucre

The other day I was walking around the Casco and decided to enter Casa Sucre Coffeehouse.  It was my first time there and I have to say I really liked the ambiance.  The service was very good.  I had some coffee and some quiche. I will definitely be returning to try some of the sandwiches.  

http://www.casasucrecoffeehouse.com/home.html

Tacontento

Tacontento is a Mexican food franchise in Multiplaza Mall.  If you enjoy Mexican food you should be able to find something delicious on their extensive menu to please your palate.  The decor is lovely and very colorful.  The service is good  although you may have to wait in line for a while. The prices are affordable and the food is good, so give it a try.  

Charming Cafes

Panama is known for its good eateries and cafes.  You can dine out every night and never eat in the same place.  Casco Viejo is a perfect example of the variety that is available.  Here are just a few of the options you can choose from in while your touring Casco Viejo.

Valentine’s Day

February is here,  the month to celebrate love and friendship.  If you are looking for a gift to give someone special, check out Athanasiou.  They have a huge selection of chocolates and sweet delights that would certainly please any person on your Valentine’s Day gift list. Check out their Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/AthanasiouPanama

Delicious Thai Food

Sukhi is a restaurant in Obarrio specializing in Thai food.  The atmosphere is casual and friendly.  The food is very good and the prices are affordable.  I love the cool, refreshing beverages that are served here.  The iced orange tea and the coconut lemonade are my favorites.  Check out the link below for reviews.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g294480-d2285415-Reviews-Sukhi_Thai-Panama_City_Panama_Province.html

No Wi-Fi

I was strolling around the Casco Viejo the other day when I ran across this sign in a local restaurant.  I love technology and like most people in this modern world, I rely on my internet connection for many things.  However, there are moments, when we need to disconnect and spend more time talking to the people who are sitting next to us, the people who take time out to spend with us.  The internet can wait.  The messages  sent through social medias will still be there when you “reconnect”, but maybe the people sitting next to you now won’t be.