Take this as a local recommendation for your board game-cocktail bar and thank me later. But Manuela is also a coffee shop, a place for political and scientific events and gatherings; also, a place for literature workshops, book presentations and different art activities like illustrations exhibits.
It used to be a carpentry shop and by the vintage décor, white columns and wooden floors and walls, you can tell the owners wanted to maintain the old fashion vibe that perfectly matches the cultural events it hosts. There are also plants and mirrors all around, but the feeling you get is of an old coffee shop from the 1920s.
I would say the modern touch are the board games. Or maybe not, and the board games are as vintage as they come. However you feel about them, at Manuela they shine. Especially on a rainy and cold afternoon and your favorite cocktail by your side. It is often used as a setting for movies and tv shows, so you may have a famous actor sitting at the bar.
The menu also includes “tapas”, sandwiches, “tostas”, specialty coffees, smoothies and most drinks, hot and cold. If people are not here for social gatherings or special art activities, they are mostly spending their time with board games. Either way, Manuela presents itself as a fun way to meet new and interesting people. Give it a try.