The Best Day of the Week?

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 8comments No tags Permalink 0

Today is Wednesday and I simply cannot stop smiling. Maybe it is because I finished work at 3pm (!!!) A miracle considering I’ve been leaving closer to the midnight hours these past few weeks. I finally saw sunlight today! I was out breathing fresh (New York) air in the afternoon! There were still people out in the streets! So many reasons to smile.

Abraço: Mocha

And so on this beautiful day I dashed off to visit Robyn for a quick bit and then strolled down to the Greenmarket for apples and pears. I whittled away the late afternoon hours, cell phone off, book in hand with mochas and cake at Abraço.

Abraço: Olive Oil Cake

This place exudes an unspoken warmth, further enhanced by a record player with delightful rounds of Brazilian music. Abraço is darling, and Jamie must be the city’s most charming proprietor – it is terribly hard not to smile once you enter. Mocha in hand, a window view of 7th Street on Wednesday afternoon, and a slice of olive oil cake, makes me happier than I dare imagine.

86 East 7th St
NY, NY 10003
(212) 388-9731

  • anonymous
    November 30, -0001

    wohoo! I’m the first one to comment! Glad to see that you actually have a few hours to yourself – you SOOO deserve it!!! Ahh, reading your blog makes me smile too, just love your blog! – no kidding!! :) Hope you have a good day today as well!

  • spring flowers
    March 6, 2008

    Glad to see you back up! That olive oil cake looks soooo tasty! I’ll have to venture out to the east side. Never been to Abraco!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    March 6, 2008

    Hey Cecilia!Awww, you’re too nice! ^_^ but maaannns it felt SO GOOD to see daylight and be outside!! I declare today the best weekday in the past month!Hey Spring Flowers!Yayayyyy – am happy to finally get some time to post ^_^ You must go to abraco, I wish I could start every morning with one of Jamie’s cappuccinos! :)

  • anonymous
    March 6, 2008

    Ha, the mocha is showing the love!

  • K & S
    March 6, 2008

    love those cafe art thingys and this olive oil cake looks nummy too! glad you were able to get out and breathe a little!!

  • anonymous
    March 6, 2008

    That sounds like a great afternoon – cake, book, view, and phone off. :)

  • anonymous
    March 6, 2008

    mocha and cake, that sounds like a delicious afternoon! and tax season sounds crazy!

  • anonymous
    March 11, 2008

    I finally made it to Abraco a couple weeks ago. The dude is SO nice it was like a city warp to the west coast even though it was snowing that day! Plus the coffee is divine.

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