One of the best ways to ease the anxiety of a World Cup match.
For the past year, it has been a family tradition to go to La Creperia Cafe in Ybor every weekend for crepes and coffee. There have been times we’ve missed it or deviated from our normal day, but we’re pretty much regulars at this point. The visits are always a pleasure. Friendly employees, outstanding crepes and, what might be, the best cappuccino in Ybor have made this one of my favorite places in the city.
Well, they may have made my dining experience even better this week. How could they accomplish this? For one, they are showing World Cup games rather than the usual Food Network. Secondly, everyone working is into it.
Today, it was Brazil vs. Chile. Half of the staff was cheering on Brazil, with the other favoring my choice, Chile. I had been watching the game prior to heading to the cafe, with the score tied up at full-time. When I sat down at the restaurant, extra-time had begun and everyone one was glued to the television. Eventually going into penalty kicks, the game was intense and so was the energy in the cafe. Waiters were cheering and clapping each time their team made a block or point. I’ve seen some of these people once a week for about a year, and must say, I think this was the most joy I’ve seen on their faces in all of that time. In the end, my team didn’t win, but I couldn’t have chosen a better place to have to witness the defeat…smiling faces, sweet crepes and smooth coffee.