Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
streets of Puebla, we ran into this interesting, kind of funky Cafe Bar
named Cafe Rentoy. "Rentoy" is the name of a card game played with an even
number of players.
Talavera tile and wrought iron sign
for Cafe Rentoy
As you have already probably read in our
previous stories on
this city is known for its tile industry.
The wrought iron in this city is
spectacular, a noticeable influence from when the French were here in the
But let's back up a little bit.
Another Plazita and fountain in Puebla
As we wandered our way to "who knew
where" we came upon this plazita with the letters of the city's name "Puebla"
and this lovely fountain.
One thing about Mexico, is that they have
Plazas and plazitas "everythwere." They are nice areas to sit and listen to
the water of the fountains burble.
Cafe Rentoy outside seating
Cafe Rentoy is located at the end of the
Calle de los Dulces with Mercado la Victoria at the other end.
Calle de los Dulces is a street where the
sweet shops of Puebla are found, some of them are well over 100 year old
established family businesses.
Notice the Talavera tile on the corner
building on the left.
We are on the edge of the Barrio del
Artista, the artist neighborhood.
Akaisha and Billy seated outdoors,
Behind us is the full
view of the building with Talavera tile on the outside. These tiles
decorating buildings is very common all throughout the city of Puebla.
To the left is another
shaded walking street with many shops.
Appetizer at Cafe Rentoy
While enjoying our beer
and fruit juice outside in the lovely day, the waiter brought out this
appetizer for us to try.
A little cracker with
sliced salami, chopped onion, cubed tomato and mango, plus a small kick of a
mixture was both fun and delicious, and made us more curious about the place
and their menu.
Photo of the buildings before Cafe
Inside the Cafe was this photo. It showed
the buildings before Cafe Rentoy was here.
The sign above the old truck says it's a
Cafe Rentoy today
These days, the buildings are painted,
and there are trees with cement planters and a fountain to the right,
outside the photo.
The maroon building is an apartment
The Genesis statue by Leonardo Nierman
This statue was created by the artist Leonardo Nierman Mendelejis. He has
work in the major cities of Mexico, famous cities abroad, in museums,
galleries, public buildings, even the Vatican.
Akaisha and Billy at the fountain by
In this plazita, Cafe Rentoy is right in
front of us. The Genesis statue is on the right of the photo.
You can get a better view of the Talavera
tile on this art gallery behind us.
The young owner of Cafe Rentoy
When we walked into Cafe Rentoy, we met
up with the current owner. She took a shine to us and gave us a gift of
It is a teapot with a cup and saucer!
Talavera teapot, cup and saucer
What a thoughtful gift!
Inside Cafe Rentoy
If you look on the back
wall of this lively lime green interior, you will see the old photo I spoke
Underneath the photo is
a stage where jazz, Cuban music, Blues and Classic Baroque music like Bach,
Vivaldi and Handel are played.
Various beers offered by Cafe Rentoy
The menu at this Cafe is on a large
digital TV screen letting you know what it is that this place offers. Not
only these beers listed, we saw steak, brochettes, chicken, French fries,
baked potatoes and more.
We decided to come back another time for
a late lunch, early dinner and check them out.
Passable, but not great Apple Salad
As we often do, Billy and I order
something and then share the meal.
I ordered an apple
salad, thinking Waldorf? An unusual salad dressing? Noticing that there
weren't many ingredients listed, I asked for nuts and raisins to be added.
They had no raisins but were happy to add
you can see, it's a simple salad. These were fresh ingredients, don't get me
wrong, but it was nothing memorable.
Chicken breast with orange sauce
They need a new chef.
Unfortunately, while this dish was fresh
and had a mild flavor, the presentation lacked creativity.
Our understanding is that Cafe Rentoy is
THE place to have a beer and listen to music, but the food is simply so-so.
It's possible that it was an off-day, so
hopefully in the future, they will remedy this situation.
Our bill totaled about
$12USD plus tip.
Bronze statue at plazita
At this plazita by Cafe Rentoy we have a bronze statue of an artist.
Befitting, as we are on the edge of the
Barrio de Artistas.
Another sign of the Cafe Rentoy
We still would recommend having a coffee
or a beer at Cafe Rentoy. Come and listen to their music!
Playing Jazz, Blues Son Cubano, Clasico Barroco
Tele: 01. 222.
8 Norte #602 Barrio Del Artista, Puebla Mexico
0.3 miles from the Zocalo
Mon-Sat 10 AM–11PM Sun 10 AM–6AM
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