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Lighter side, on random coffee, cakes and cookies

DanteThinking about too much stuff just makes you hungry and sleepy sometimes. When conference food just isn’t enough, there are times that you just step out and see what else is out there. Dante Coffee Shop is fair. After the National Human Rights Museum tour, there is just that desperate need for coffee. We have not eaten for six hours.

DSC02364Conference cakes could be really nice and pretty though. If you catch it. This is a gold-dusted Tiramisu and it was divine.

DSC02363Cookies kept me alive and sane while I was waiting for my turn in the conference. Again, absolutely divine.

DSC02372I just kept on munching on the conference cookies.

DSC02385And when thirst hits you, you have to swim with the dolphins. Several foreigners and I was at a lost looking for water. It took as a while to figure out that it was in these boxes.

DSC02371You really just have to swim with the dolphins.

And when things are really much too much, there is a Starbucks a block away. Soy caramel macchiato anyone?

And perhaps a pastry?

Due to the lack of time or the constant rush for it, I never got to buy a bread from this bakery. And it just looks so yummy from the outside! Oh well… And more coffee and cakes stories to come. Seriously. This is just day three.

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One comment on “Lighter side, on random coffee, cakes and cookies

  1. roamingpursuits
    April 16, 2015

    The food looks good.

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