La Sorpresa Cafeteria y Panaderia: Breakfast at an Authentic Colombian Style Bakery
I walked past many Mexican food and other ethnic restaurants before I stumbled upon this one on Broad Street, just a block from the City Hall and Park. I was delighted by choice of empanadas and Colombian bakery items. There was also chorizo and chicken available. One patron, originally from Equador, claimed that this was the best such place in Rhode Island, and that Latin Americans from all over come here. The place is colorful, light, and sunny, and there's Colombian music in the background. The prices are good too. I had a couple of chicken empanadas and a cup of coffee.
OK, so I've only been there...
OK, so I've only been there once, but trust me, it's a local legend. It's Stanley's.
Plus, it's one of those little holes in the wall that are open for breakfast after the bars all close. When everything else is closed, open is unique.
Favorite Dish: Steamed cheeseburgers are what put Stanley's on the map.