El Jazzy Bar

We’ve been expanding our horizons and shaking up our routine. We now have three cafés we visit for our daily coffee fix. Not all in the same day, of course. There’s our original, Cafe Manila, about 5 minutes west (yes, I’m sure it’s west) on the Paseo. Then there’s the charming little Cafe El Noventa, which is just downstairs. And there’s also El Jazzy Bar. It’s about a 7-minute walk, away from the beach, and sits within the Roman Ruins Park that I wrote about here. El Jazzy Bar is a cool place with cool music always and live jazz on weekends, which we plan to check out in the coming weeks when it starts back after a brief summer break.


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BAR ENTRANCE STREETSIDE. 
PARK ENTRANCE WITH LARGE EL JAZZY TERRACE AT LEFT.

Being away from the beach, El Jazzy Bar is a peaceful place for morning coffee or afternoon lunch or drinks. The chef, Tess, is half-English and half-Spanish and equally charming in both languages. We don’t know all the staff but everyone has always been welcoming (and kind of cool). Today, we met Raquel, who happens to be from Sevilla. She’s been living here just slightly longer than we have. She agrees with us that, although she misses the city, you can’t beat the quality of life in Los Boliches (Fuengirola, Málaga).

REFLECTING…

As you probably know, San Geraldo and I always have, if not fascinating, at least entertaining conversations. Yesterday morning at El Jazzy was one of those highly intellectual exchanges. And last night San Geraldo brought up the subject again.

He began, “Remember what we were talking about at El Jizzy this morning?”

I never did remember.

(And if you don’t know what “jizzy” means, all I’ll tell you is it’s NOT a genre of music.)

CHEF TESS TAKING A BREAK FROM COOKING
TO SERVE UP OUR GOURMET COFFEES.
CHEF TESS.
PART OF THE TERRACE WITH EL JAZZY BAR RIGHT AND ROMAN RUINS LEFT
(AND SAN GERALDO UNDER THE UMBRELLA).
THE PARK WITH MORE TERRACE AT RIGHT
(AND SAN GERALDO PARTIALLY HIDDEN).
THE LOCAL TRAIN RUNS SO QUIETLY, THREE WENT BY (2O MINUTES APART)
BEFORE I CAUGHT A SHOT.
TRADITIONAL SPANISH TORTILLA (A LA TESS).
WE HAVE TO GO BACK FOR LUNCH.
TESS STOPPED BY ON HER MORNING OFF…
JUST TO OPEN OUR UMBRELLA (WELL, I GUESS I SHOULD DREAM ON).
RAQUEL.
THIS MORNING’S PICTURE-PERFECT COFFEE A LA RAQUEL. 

This was what was playing Tuesday morning at El Jazzy.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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