Rombiolo Bakery Café in Bloomfield
A lively Argentine place with the feel of a bustling café in Buenos Aires. Nearly everyone speaks Spanish, but English is spoken, too.
The vibe is relaxed and friendly. In nice weather, people hang out with friends at the picnic tables outside to eat, drink coffee and maybe watch a soccer game (projected inside), preferably one of the Argentine teams, such as Boca Juniors or River Plate—or anything featuring Argentine sensation Lionel Messi.
All items are made on premises. Come for the empanadas—chicken, beef, spinach, ham and cheese—a bargain at $2.75 each. Pick up some breakfast pastries (bizcochos) such as mini elephant ears (palmeritas), cookies filled with dulce de leche (alfajores) and jelly cookies (ojitos). Check out the fantastic quiches, pizza, breads and desserts, great with the delicious café con leche. Cakes are made to order, serve up to six people, come with dulce de leche and fruit, and are a steal at $17.
Owner Claudio Lopez hails from Uruguay, but his wife is from Argentina. They’ve been in this spot since 2000. Lopez says he plans to open a Montclair location soon. The café takes online orders.
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