We can see if this café is open from our back balcony so last evening we decided to try it out. We ordered Kon Pan – sandwiches. The artisan bread was outstanding – crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. This hoagie/ submarine/grinder sandwich was topped with ham, salami, lettuce, tomato and mayo. On the side we were given a portion of potato chips and a small dish with chopped basil and tomato covered in a good olive oil to use as a dressing for the sandwich. It was very good, a bit pricey at $4.50 for a sandwich in Salinas but the quality and quantity of fine ingredients more than made up for the price.
Joe of course was able to have his “big beer” and I was able to have an espresso.
The young woman who runs this restaurant lives in Guayaquil during the week and travels to Salinas for Friday, Saturday and Sunday then back to Guayaquil. This routine starts in December and continues until April, what a life!
The restaurant is located one block behind the malecon a half block from the Phoenix building.
She speaks excellent english. The sandwich was so good and filling we will be back! Joe is set on having the pizza the next time we visit. I probably will stay with the sub sandwich – you know me!