Walking in to OKC’s Café Antigua is like being transported to a neighborhood café nestled high in the mountains of Central America.
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.
The café’s beverages pair well the breakfast menu. Served all day, 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.
Whether having breakfast or lunch, be sure to save room for another cup of coffee and whatever seasonal flan or latest specialty dessert dreamed up by the owners of this neighborhood café.