By Nancy Todd
Craving my morning coffee while visiting Seville, I dashed into a bakery and was greeted by a five-foot-high, ceramic tile design of a woman with bare boobs. Was I in a Hooters? Was I on vacation in Southern Spain which is more Catholic and conservative than Northern Spain? I don’t understand why this Hooters babe was hanging out at this busy bakery. Fortunately, blurry eyed and waiting for my coffee, I saw I was surrounded by angels. Angels? Maybe I am not in one of those despicable Hooters Restuarants from the United States. Hundreds of angels were busying themselves on a bas relief frieze that ran the perimeter of two rooms at Confitería La Campana.
While enjoying my coffee and chocolate cake, the angels entertained me. Many were dancing with garlands flipped over their shoulders like scarves. Blowing horns was a pastime for these angels as well as riding in a cart pulled by a pig. I started my morning with a smile.
Confitería La Campana was established in 1885 and their old, dark wooden cases offer a variety of food. Roast beef, pork and turkey sandwiches, and an array of colorful pastries. There are no chairs.
Confitería La Campana
Calle Sierpes, 1