Cappuccino, Aruba (2014)

Coffee culture in Aruba comes in several different forms. Recently, I enjoyed a very nice cappuccino at Piazza Italia at the Palm Beach Plaza Mall. Here’s a look at the kiosk:

Piazza Italia located in the Palm Beach Plaza Mall, Aruba, DWI.

Piazza Italia located in the Palm Beach Plaza Mall, Aruba, DWI.

There are various seating options there including at the bar or tables around the side with waiter service. They serve a unique kind of pizza that I will try another time. Here’s a look at the cappuccino.

Cappuccino at Piazza Italia located in the Palm Beach Plaza Mall, Aruba, DWI.

Cappuccino at Piazza Italia located in the Palm Beach Plaza Mall, Aruba, DWI.

This was a delicious cup that really satisfied. Please note, this place is operated by a couple of Italians who know their coffee. The espresso here is full power. So, if you’re looking for a little “pick me up” a drink and a casual place ┬áto watch people, Piazza Italia fits the bill.

Published in: on March 22, 2014 at 8:35 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Coffee 4U, Aruba

On L.G. Smith Blvd, the main drag connecting Oranjestaad to the hotel area in Aruba, you’ll find Coffee4U.

Coffee 4U, Aruba.

Coffee 4U, Aruba.

This is a great place for a quick jolt, a pastry, or some gelato as seen below.

Gelato at Coffee 4U, Aruba.

Gelato at Coffee 4U, Aruba.

That stuff is pure kryptonite and mighty tasty. Especially if you double down and go with something like a cappuccino as seen next.

Cappuccino at Coffee 4U, Aruba.

Cappuccino at Coffee 4U, Aruba.

Plus, the airco in this joint will cool you down. Stop in and check it out while roaming the island or looking for a place to meet. It’s all good.

Juan Valdez Coffee, Aruba

There is a Juan Valdez Coffee shop open in Aruba. It is located near the Alhambra Casino in the adjacent mall. I stopped in for a little treat this evening. Very good. Take a look:

Chocolate Cake at Juan Valdez, Aruba.

Chocolate Cake at Juan Valdez, Aruba.

The chocolate cake was nicely balanced. Not too sweet, not a hint of bitter flavor. Here’s a look at the case loaded with other treats for those of you looking for a bit of variety:

Treat case at Juan Valdez Coffee, Aruba.

Treat case at Juan Valdez Coffee, Aruba.

And for your coffee selections, see the menu boards here:

Menu board at Juan Valdez Coffee, Aruba.

Menu board at Juan Valdez Coffee, Aruba.

And also here:

Another menu board at Juan Valdez Coffee, Aruba.

Another menu board at Juan Valdez Coffee, Aruba.

And finally, maybe you’re just looking for a little sandwich or salad, which can also be found in this shop as you see here:

Snacks at Juan Valdez Coffee, Aruba.

Snacks at Juan Valdez Coffee, Aruba.

So whether you’re simply want a caffein fix or something more, check out the Juan Valdez Coffee shop for a nice selection. Bon dia.

Starbucks, Aruba, Palm Beach

Starbucks has several locations here in Aruba. Join me for a brief visit to the one along the boulevard at Palm Beach. Here’s the video:

I know that was a quick visit, but stay tuned for more and longer videos from Aruba and elsewhere. Don’t forget to “like” me on Facebook, too.

Published in: on February 21, 2012 at 2:47 pm  Leave a Comment  
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