corner view "coffee" vitoria, spain



This is where you can find me most mornings. The plaza is usually full with people and outdoor terraces, but unfortunately I took this early on a cloudy morning. I had the idea of taking pictures of all my favorite cafés´ views to show you. But between cooking a week´s worth of food, making sure everyone had clean underwear, and brushing up on my Dutch I didn´t have time. Come to think of it, maybe with a few more coffees I would have finished faster...

How do you say, "two coffees with milk" in your corner? Hey, it´s up there with "please," "thank you," and "toilet?" (Or in your dream vacation spot.) "Dos cafés con leche, por favor."
What are the most popular ways to drink coffee? "café con leche" (coffee with milk) "cortado" (espresso with a little milk) "solo" (espresso).
How do you take your coffee? With organic milk and honey.
French press, percolator, espresso, or other? Stovetop espresso.
Are you a dunker? Yup...
What was the funniest topic of conversation over a recent cup of coffee? Sara (my 15 year old daughter) had three boy friends over to help them wax their legs... no, they are not on the swim team..  yes, they wax more often than I ...

You can find more views here. Next week´s theme comes from Cele and is "cityscapes." Thanks Cele! Sophie would you mind going next? Have fun everyone! I´ll catch up with you all next week. Besos!
caitlin, joyce, ani, kim, a day that is dessert, natsumi, epe, kaylovesvintage, trinsch, c.t.,jeannette, outi, schanett, ritva, dongdong, francesca, state of bliss, jennifer, dana, denise, cabrizette, bohemia girl, dianna, isabelle, amber, a girl in the yellow shoes, mister e, janis, kari, jgy, jenna, skymring, elizabeth, audrey, allison, lise, cate, mon, victoria, crescent moon, erin, otli,  ida, caroline, lisa, dorte, kimmie, la lune dans le ciel, nicola, malo, vanessa, britta, virgina, april, rebecca, bsunnymama, kyndale, samantha, karen, kristina, angelina,  dorit, goldensunfamilysophie, janet, nicki, ruth, mcgillicutty

Comments

nicki said…
jane, it's a nice idea to take pictures of all your favorite café views...
I always take pictures of my favorite café's, but more of the inside view.

Are you learning dutch?
Jenna said…
oh, this is so nice! and i of course laughed at the waxing... ;)
Ruth said…
In NZ we have 'Vittoria' coffee....
What a nice way to start the day. Would love a plaza to go to, only in Spain though :)
kyndale said…
wow, you are on top of things! I have to ask, is it the style for boys to shave their legs in Spain?

I am posting this evening. I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else posts! This is so much fun.

thank you Jane!
jgy said…
I love your one single photo.
Elegant view and composition.
ca-fu-e lat-te wo fu-ta-tsu ku-da-sai
(it's 'two cafe lattes please', in Japanese, with a Long Island accent)♡
Joyce said…
Waxing-Ouch! Now I'll have my black coffee please with 2 splendas. Great post my friend! xoxo
Cris Siqueira said…
hi jane

i made my first corner view today :) ! ! !
thanks for let me be a part of this!!
beijos!

cris

ah, here's my blog link!!
http://anacrisabreu.blogspot.com/
sunnymama said…
It is a lovely picture of a great cafe view. Must be really interesting to sit and watch the plaza bustling with people while you enjoy your coffee :)

My corner view coffee post is up. Thanks for including me :)
kim said…
oh god i did not follow directions - why does this not surprise me?

am i allowed to go back and edit?

dutch word: hacheschlaff (spelling, anyone?) it's chocolate sprinkles you put on buttered bread! might come in handy...
kim said…
we had this really nerdy guy who was head of our junior year abroad program who used to say "note the curious juxtaposition between the old and the new." i don't know why, but i thought of those words when i saw your picture - not for the old / new thing, but for the color/ no color thing -

i'm running on 4 hours of sleep
night
Kari said…
Great picture! Looks like a nice place to be every morning.
So how many languages do you speak?
Ritva said…
good morning!
is there still place in your table?
can i sit over here?
would you like to have an other cup of coffee?
alexandria said…
I really love this photo.
Dana said…
Yep. I wish to have this life. .. the one that involves sitting each morning in a cafe. Yep.
Ritva said…
jane,
i noticed that you have a burning need to know, so i added ps. to my post. (but it´s a no,:( sorry darling)
janis said…
Love the view with and coffee! (It's 20 minutes until Wednesday and I need to get some sleep now :)
janis said…
...and I am so sleepy, I am not making sense anymore (last post:)
les seules fois où j'allais boire un café tous les matins c'était quand j'allais au lycée...J'avais...20 ans de moins et j'étais jeune et ...jeune !
skymring said…
boys waxing.
i just talked to a 20 something young girl yesterday who told me she has boy friends who does manicure and facials.
i was very pro equality in all that when i was in high school, but now that i see those changes actually happen, i'm not sure what i think of it anymore. and that again makes me feel old and judgemental, lol
state of bliss said…
Beautiful view. I could spend all my mornings in your cafe sipping cappuccino and dreaming...

Have a wonderful day!
Kasia
Cabrizette said…
We know every thing about your coffee trip now !!!
If I want to go to a café, I must take my car because there is no coffee near my house... Only when I go to my work in Marseille... This place seems to be quiet !
Allison said…
Hmmmm... I am curious to why you are brushing up on your Dutch? I've heard it is a difficult language, although from my standpoint, I'm not sure anything could be harder than learning German. Is is common for boys/men to wax their legs?
sophie said…
It's OK Jane,
I tell you quickly.
Bises
april said…
hi jane, i'm so glad, that i'm not the only one with the time-problem. the same here with me, sometimes it's difficult to manage family, four kids, work and a blog ;-)
but coffee was really on my mind the last days*kiss
Kristina * said…
are you going to travel to the netherlands? if so, enjoy! - i haven't been far too long myself :)

like the idea of going out for a coffee everyday...
have a good week!
Samantha S said…
I am just going to imagine myself sitting drinking that coffee in the plaza....
outi said…
when i was searching for coffee photos, i realized i always take a photo ONLY from the coffee, not the café. so even i have been where ever drinking coffee, there is only a photo of the cup. clever, eh?
i must say you have a very nice place for your morning coffee:)
Ian said…
قهوتين بالحليب is two coffees with milk.

People here drink sweet black coffee with cardamom.

My funniest conversation over a cup of coffee was in a restaurant where the waitress kindly poured me a cup of coffee. When a cockroach popped out of the spout into the cup, I drew her attention to it. She fished it out, threw it on the floor, and carried on pouring. What I said to her after that was quite funny, I can tell you. (Perhaps it was, "I don't dunk because I like a satisfying crunch.")
Francesca said…
wow, do live in a house with one of those windows?! Beautiful square.
Crescent Moon said…
The boys waxing their legs, there must be more to that story. Why do they do that?
The coffee shop looks very relaxing.
Jeannette said…
Seee....that´s true friendship. A group wax session! Like the others I never heard of boys doing it (except swimmers).
Kim...it is hagelslag.
And Jane...most of the Dutch speak English.
Big hug, Jeannette
missing me! I will have my post up later today! xoxo
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I've been following the corner view project for a few weeks now but never found the time or inspiration to participate. But when I saw this week's theme, I had to do it. So I did. I think this is a wonderful project. Love it!

woops! forgot the link to my page:
http://nathalieetcetera.blogspot.com/
Cate said…
hmm, very intriguing. and somewhat disturbing... the boys waxing, that is. it's not that they are waxing (i went to the musical theatre studio at NYU, so i know that boys have been waxing for ages), it's well, the sheer number of them waxing is what threw me over. tell us more!

but, the coffee part sounds very good. love that you take yours with honey. i'm a huge fan of honey in anything.
24 rue L said…
Hi Jane, I have just posted a new photograph for the "coffee" corner view. Have a good day!
Bonnie said…
non-swimmers who wax. interesting !
Lisa said…
I've never tried honey with my coffee, different. I must try it, I love caramel in my coffee, honey isn't a far stretch.

I just got my coffee post up, late but it's there.

-Lisa:)
l i s e said…
Hello Jane,
I had already two coffees today!
best
lise
nicola said…
fabulous shot, jane. and i love the conversation overheard. laughing out loud over here!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com
Erin said…
If I had a view like that I would certainly drink more coffee!
caitlin said…
I think I would have liked to have been present for that conversation. So funny.

Mmm and I love to dunk! In fact when I was in Spain I would get those croissants with chocolate in them.. chocolata de pain? Or something. And then I would get hot cocoa and dip it in. Yes, I am a chocoholic. Feel free to judge.
MODsquad said…
Dunker? Oh, you bet! I'll even scoop all the floaties out with a spoon too! Mmmm...

Happy Day!

...Lisa
Desiree said…
Hola Jane! This looks like so much fun. Can I join in?
Let me know ok?
Hasta luego!
Di said…
can I play next week too? Just found out about it from Ladybug Zen! Love the idea and love your current shot!
denise said…
Oh, have a nice trip!
MisterE said…
If this plazza was by me I'd never leave!
n a t s u m i said…
Love this cafe! So relaxing...
The colors of building are pretty too live movie set.. I can't see them here.
pivoinerose said…
my coffee is on line!
Cele said…
Great picture Jane!
makes me want to sit there and relax all morning...
by the way... is there a coffe called "lágrima" in spain? Is hot milk with a drop of coffe on it... I like to have it on cafés... it sounds so poetic to ask for a "tear"...
malo said…
Oh, how i would like to visit your corner IRL. It looks so beautiful on every picture.
BlueMoon said…
I was looking at corner vieuw elders, and I was so free to make a coffee around the world blog myself.
Than I read that this idea comes from you!
So I love to add me at this list!
Mon said…
Could you remove my link? (mon) I love corner view but I can't keep up! :(
travelingmama said…
This is such a great idea! Can anyone participate? I am an American living in Morocco with my husband and kids. BTW- Love your blog SO much! We lived in Barcelona for two years and then recently spent two months in Marbella when our little guy was born. We {love} Spain! I'm super excited to have found your blog!
Pour moi, ce sera un café noir sans sucre ! Merci !!!

I don't understand waht "cityscape" is ;) So I think I'll imagine something around city and escape ;)

Beso !

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