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11 November 2008

La Nueva Bakery

ARGENTINA
COLOMBIA
URUGUAY

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.


On the plates below, make sure to check out one of their options of alfajores (below, right), which always consist of two cookies with dulce de leche in between. You can have these plain, or covered in chocolate or coconut as seen.

Another delicious treat is the pan con guayaba y queso (below, left), a round moist bun filled with guava and cheese that is to die for.


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. A selection of professional football teams from the two countries make up the bulk of the options. If football games are on, you will see a smattering of older men come in for tea to watch the games on the bakeries two small screens.