What is in a name? What is in anything that makes it to be what it is? What is in a restaurant that makes it cute? Maybe a large chalk board behind the counter detailing the contents of its menu, or some artsy low sitting chairs that people are expected to eat like normal people at, or a wall of old and new books all in Spanish. If this is the case, then the place that we went to for lunch yesterday is definitely a cute restaurant.
We passed this place several times as we wandered the city the past few days, but we never actually made it inside. We thought that today being Sunday, it would be a good day to eat out. We chose this place mostly because of its looks, but were equally impressed by the atmosphere and the food.
Ivana ordered toast with an olive spread and tomato and cheese melted on top. Kathleen got a curry chicken sandwich. We both got bubbly water, which we were delighted to find came in a glass bottle which we held on to when the waitress came to clear our places.
Today, we are up early. On our way to Ireland, we needed to be at the airport by 8am. We ate our yogurt standing up in the hostel’s kitchen, then walked across the street to the metro.
As our time in Europe is coming to an end it is a very interesting sensation. We are sad to be leaving for sure but eagerly await our arrival in America. After seeing so many new things over the past almost 6 weeks we are aching for something familiar. We are however also very excited to have the opportunity to bring back many new things that we have learned to the United States, especially many of the new foods that we have tried!