We went for the first time to Colombian Cafe Bakery & BBQ on Rt 33 in Manalapan in the space that was Spargo Grille for many years. It was good and we will be back.
We split a beef empanada which was good with the two provided sauces.
Next was the avocado salad, served with chopped tomato, roasted corn, bacon, and cilantro-lime vinaigrette. It was a good combination of flavors and everything was fresh and tasty.
Finally came what I thought was the best. Bandeja Paisa which has rice, beans, steak, chicharron, chorizo, maduros, fried egg, a small arepa and a slice of avocado. The chicharron was fantastic as was the chorizo. It all made for a great dinner.
The bakery case looked nice but we were too full to try this time. They are open all day so I want to try breakfast next. It’s only 5 minutes from my house so I hope everything else is as good.
The owner, Maria, was very helpful and answered all of our questions and made suggestions. There is not much of a website but here is the menu.