Café Antigua is Oklahoma City's go-to spot for Guatemalan cuisine. Popular for brunch, this family-owned eatery serves flavorful breakfast and lunch options seven days a week.
Start off with a cup of coffee, freshly ground and imported directly from the roaster/grower in Guatemala. Unique conditions like volcanically enriched soil and the elevation of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas mountain range produce beans boasting complex flavor nuances of smoke, spice, flower and chocolate. Café Antigua also offers a variety of traditional Latin American beverages including horchata, Jamaica tea, mango, tamarind, lemon and limeade.
Breakfast choices include classic dishes like the Chapin, a vegetarian dish made from soft scrambled eggs, or the Huevos Motuleños, corn tortillas stuffed with refried black beans, layered with eggs and drizzled in chirmol sauce. Although similar to Mexican cuisine, Guatemalan fare tends to feature grilled protein with basmati rice and black beans rather than refried pintos and fried rice. Enjoy a bowl of hearty Guatemalan beef stew, Carne Guisada or savor Carne Adobada and Chuletas Mayas, pork steak and chops.
Be sure to save room for a seasonal flan or other specialty dessert made fresh at this neighborhood café.