I found Duende via Anthology Magazine. It looked so beautiful from the picture, and upon seeing the menu, I decided to give it a try. The main restaurant isn't open for lunch on the weekdays, but the Bodega is. Luckily for me I chose friday to eat here, and friday is paella day. I convinced my lunch date to linger and try the ice cream sandwich from Ici, which she said was good... a chocolate cookie with coffee ice cream. (But I don't particularly like coffee or ice cream, so you'll have to take her word for it, not mine.) Evidently the lady at Ici is married to the paella man; a lovely match I think.
Duende Bodega looks like the perfect spot perch myself on an afternoon... sitting at the bar at the window, people watching in between reading. Like many of the places I love, it's architecturally beautiful. With the light and friendly staff, the Bodega is a warm and inviting place to spend a lunch break.