Apr 17, 2012

Esplanada Príncipe Real

Located in the middle Príncipe Real garden, this is a nice place to relax and peek into other peoples' lives through the transparent walls and windows that make one of the main characteristics of this coffee shop. In the warm summer nights it couldn't feel better to be in the outside esplanade. Take the advice.


We shared two enormous cake slices that the shy waiter brought to our table. Each one was 2.85€, apple cake and chocolate "brigadeiro". They are not the best cakes in the world, at least not the ones we chose, the apple cake was too dry and the crust should have been softer. I had some difficulty cutting it in half to split, I felt like a little Moses that instead of sea was breaking the cake apart.

The chocolate one, well, I am kind of tired of chocolate I must say, so it must be really amazing to make me ask for it (so as you can figure, this was my friend's choice).


When going out I noticed two blue bikes laying on the wall outside. Transparency proves once again to be useful, as you can stop for cake and still don't loose sight of your means of transportation/dog/child playing outside.

I remembered some sort of witty sayings about glass houses: People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. No one should criticize the others when they don't constitute a good example themselves.

This was adapted to be funnier later, and even a character for which I have the greatest admiration commented on it, mister Demetri Martin:

There's a saying that goes "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones." Okay. How about "Nobody should throw stones." That's crappy behavior. My policy is: "No stone throwing regardless of housing situation." Don't do it. There is one exception though. If you're trapped in a glass house, and you have a stone, then throw it. What are you, an idiot? So maybe it's "Only people in glass houses should throw stones, provided they are trapped in the house with a stone." It's a little longer, but yeah. 

Open on mondays and tuesdays from 9h to 20h, wednesdays from 9h to midnight, and thursdays to saturdays from 9h to 2h and sundays from 9h to 23h.

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