Tinta Y Café
This is about as local as you can get. If you don’t know it’s there, a block from Ponce de Leon Boulevard in the embrace of a residential neighbor- hood, you’ll drive by without noticing. But if you do stop
by, you’ll find about the best café con leche anywhere, and a breakfast menu that includes wonderfully fluffy scrambled eggs, egg whites with onions and cheese, and whole wheat baguettes that one-up the typical Cuban toast. A window outside dispenses coffee and the usual array of Cuban treats – croquetas, pastelitos con guava y queso, etc. – but inside you can sit at one of several funky, unmatched tables or at the counter and watch the short order cooks do their thing. The glass wall of the A-frame roof is lined with bookshelves, so combined with the mismatched furniture it feels like someone’s living room. Which is a good thing if you want a relaxed and pleasant place to break your fast. Their lunch sandwiches have a good reputation as well, but at 8 a.m. it’s too early for that.
Tinta y Café
1315 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.