Cheap Eats 2018: Colada Shop

Photograph by Scott Suchman.

If there was ever a reason to bypass Starbucks, it’s these prettily tiled, plant-filled coffee/snack shops, inspired by the cafes of Cuba. In the morning, grab a cortadito and look to the glass cases holding pastelitos, flaky pastries containing guava or ground beef. (We love them both.) Later, nibble on luscious ham croquetas alongside co-owner—and Barmini alum—Juan Coronado’s daiquiris and piña coladas. Also good: Mama’s special dumpling; green-onion pancake; Beijing soy-sauce noodles.

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