Why would you go there?
It serves the delicious cream cheese cake with forest berries, aromatic coffee, tea and more.
Also, it's a good place to relax with a beer in a rather unusual surrounding, while the perfume of flowering Oleander from the church square fills the air.
The walls of the vintage shop which was fused with the cozy cafe, present the most captivating focal point. More than 400 narrow cubbyholes made of timber cover them. This Victorian shelving is painted in brilliant white. Long ago, medicines and drugs of an ancient pharmacy where stored in it. Now, liquor bottles stand in the very confined spaces.
The top shelve has its own charm. There, the slits are even smaller. Wine bottles are in them, but don't stand upright.They contained Malvasia once which made history for Puerto de la Cruz, the Tenerife Islands. Shakespeare confirmed this many times.
The bottles lye in each hole and their bottoms are showing out, which is most peculiar. That's a very fitting ceiling skirting board for a room that is brimming with memorabilia of olden days.
Of course, a vintage scale stands on one of the side boards of the antique cafe. I am not sure if I actually heard the rattling noise when the leaver of the old calculating machine was turned. The magnificent, ancient lamp also reminds Art Nouveau. However, there isn't any fat cat anywhere to be seen, contrary to a vintage shop which I once discovered in the Netherlands.
There also are no groceries and other items for sale. Only liquor, tea, coffee, pastries and Tapas are on display. Mind that Spain vintage is famous for genuine old customs in shops where impressive assortments can be bought.
Anyway, that vintage shop with street-cafe takes you down memory lane, although not way back like some Harry Potter scenes. It reminds an era of the later 19th and early 20th century when the word stress was still unknown. It was the Era of Sarah Bernhardt, Alfons Mucha, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec and the Can Can of the Paris Moulain Rouge.
The years just before the Great Gatsby.
Indeed in this laid back location, you may still have a chance to talk to somebody, such as the lovely Dutch couple in the photo. Not only the lady's Chiffon blouse and shawl matched the Alphons Mucha Art Nouveau fashion behind her. In fact both guests were delightfully vintage.
Informartion about the Belle Epoque here.
Tenerife restaurants, bars and cafes stop taking part in Tapas routes when they have enough steady and repeat customers. In fact, competitions for a best Tapa are expensive and time consuming for a business owner.
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