After the closure of Juanita’s two years ago I was bereft, as I was deprived of south American treats. Sonido is great but doesn’t have the cakes that Juanita’s had. Now it seems there is a successor. La Dulcita opened a couple of weeks ago in the front bit of what was Retro cafe, as part of the same development that has Brother Burger along the Westgarth St side and The Playroom upstairs (which is currently hosting an amazing popup wine bar called the Barrel Room by the Vinsurgents).
Their coffee is very good and while I was tempted by the cakes, I was hungry for something savoury, and a plate of 3 empanadas for $9 was just what I wanted. The beef and olive one was the best, but the chicken and corn and vegetable ones are also tasty. They also have delicious looking quiches as well as the cakes.