Cafe in San Juan & Around

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Oh the garbanzo (chickpea) soup! Tucked into Ocean Park’s residential enclave, Kasalta is the sort of authentic Puerto Rican bakery and diner that you’ll find yourself crossing town to visit daily. The coffee here is as legendary as the sweets that fill a long glass display case and include everything from Danish pastries to iced buns.

Plentiful seating, myriad newspapers and a buzzing local ambience add even more icing to the cake. Breakfasts are divine, while the lunchtime specials are scrumptious. The melted manchego cheese sandwich is extraordinary.