11 November 2008

La Nueva Bakery


Don't confuse this with Cafe La Nueva on the corner of 85th. The best café con leche ($1) in town, as well as a nice selection of pastries and delicious empanadas. When I first moved to New York City and was exploring often, I went to this cafe on many weekends, to enjoy the coffee and practice Spanish. All the ladies are very nice, and never switched to English even when I was tripping over my words back then. The owners are from Uruguay, but they specialize in Colombian antojitos and baked goods from Argentina.

The thermoses for yerba mate (as well as the leaves) line the shelves, really giving the strongest hints that many customers here indeed come from Uruguay and Argentina.