How has Cafe Condesa maintained its popularity over the past 25 years?
First, the ingredients. For over twenty years, we have used only the best ingredients we can find and we don´t skimp on them.
Our milk is fresh daily from cows that we´ve met --- whole, real milk. We use local cream and butter and our cheeses are local or homemade. Our vegetables are clean (and organic when possible) and from export farms which we visit. Our breakfast eggs are organic from free range chickens. Our coffee is pure Antiguan and our water system has purification points at each waiter’s station. In our upstairs kitchen we´re accustomed to making everything from scratch and we love it.
Third, location, location, location. Being on the Central Park in a colonial mansion in a city that is a UNESCO Cultural Heritage site, is a privilege. We love our patios and gardens, the old washing sinks and horse trough, and the meter thick walls that hold secrets that have been spoken through hundreds of years. We appreciate the history of La Casa del Conde, and are glad we can share it with you.
In summary, we created a “home away from home” that appeals to all -- locals, national tourists, international travelers-- in a central location where you can enjoy delicious food, prepared with love and care, in a beautiful setting with warm and cordial service.
Second, the staff. Among our two kitchens, 7 days of service with two shifts a day, and three Cafe Condesa Express, we have over 60 full time employees. About a fourth of our employees have been with us over 15 years; another half, over 10 years. This means that many families “eat from the same pot”. We all understand that you, the client, are responsible for our success and we do our best to keep you happy so we can support our families with right livelihood. On top of a salary, the 10% that we add to your bill is divided up by the service staff--- 40% of it to the waitress that served you and the rest among the support staff --- cooks, helpers, cashiers and cleaners. (Administrative staff does not receive any portion of the service charge.) We keep the staff current with regular trainings and community builders.
LOYALTY CARD Butler's Club
We would like to reward you for your loyalty over the years. Our Club Mayordomo (Butler's Club) was developed for just that! For our regular clients we offer a 10% discount on your food and beverage purchase (5% when you pay with a credit card). Please ask your server for a brochure.
An Antigua Institution
Want a chance to sample many items on the menu all at once? Sunday brunch will let you do that! 8am - 1 pm every Sunday!
OUR LITTLE SHOPPE
You asked for it!! A few of your favorites to take home.... packaged with love from our kitchens.
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