Cafe Patoro, a Brazilian bakery, is the newest to join the array of excellent food establishments on Front Street. They opened a couple of weeks ago and the neighborhood is abuzz with reports of their delicious offerings. Their specialty is what’s known as pao de queso, or PDQ as the staff affectionately calls it. Basically, they are balls of cheesy bread, but what Patoro does with the PDQ’s is otherworldly. Flavors range from original (divine in its own right) to maple bacon (to die for!). The cafe also has a full coffee menu and offers treats such as truffles in bridgadeiro (chocolate) and beijinho (coconut). There are also yummy donuts called sonhos, which in Portuguese literally means “dreams.” These sonhos come with either dulce de leche or vanilla cream filling. Catering is available.
So go visit Cafe Patoro and say hello to the friendly owner and chief baker, Ahla and her husband Eugene. I’ve already gained 5 lbs just thinking about the PDQ’s.
223 Front Street
Open Monday-Friday from 7am-7pm
Saturday and Sunday from 8am-6pm