This salt-of-the-earth grocery-store-cum-cafe, stocked with fresh-baked goods and opulent hampers, has been here more than 150 years and is still drawing in punters from as far away as San Juan for a monthly stock up. Cocooned in the waterfront warehouse district, Franco’s is an upmarket place with tables scattered around a deli counter reminiscent of an old English tearoom.

Order your lunch from a set menu and you’ll receive a complimentary brazo gitano that washes down well with a cup of fine Puerto Rican coffee. Stocked with assorted condiments.