By Yasmene Warren
Do you want to hear the sounds of Puerto Rico while enjoying a tasteful dish? Well, the good news is you don’t have to travel there to do so! Avalon Park’s Café Coquí is based on and themed around the native amphibian on the beautiful island that is Puerto Rico - the Coquí.
What is it?
Café Coquí is a Puerto Rican café in Orlando located on Avalon Park East Boulevard in East Orlando. This spot is known for serving some of the best authentic Puerto Rican desserts and sandwiches in town!
Café Coquí gets its namesake from the species of frog that is endemic to Puerto Rico. These frogs make a very loud, unique call at night, which you can hear when sitting at certain spots in the restaurant thanks to a special little coquí figurine!
If you’re looking to dine in, or grab a bite or drink to go, you can head over for breakfast or lunch daily from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
What to Order at Café Coquí
There are plenty of places in Orlando to get traditional Puerto Rican food, but how many places do you know serve Puerto Rican coffee and desserts?
For coffee, you can order drinks such as café con leche, cortadito, a caramel frappuccino, an oreo milkshake and more.
At the front counter is where they display all of their desserts, from cakes to little bites. These include butter toffee cake, dulce de leche filled donuts, tiramisu, and their most popular - Almond Cake. Not displayed in the front cases are piña colada pancakes, pineapple french toast, or cheese flan as an additional sweet treat. You can also order a cute, coffee shaped Café Coquí iced sugar cookie!
If you’re not looking for something sweet, Café Coquí also serves sandwiches and savory breakfast foods.
Jamon, Huevo, y Queso Sandwiches for breakfast, and Bistec Sandwiches with a side of platanutres for lunch, are just a couple of the delicious menu items that are available.
The list of delicacies you can get at Café Coquí is endless, so stop by and taste it all for yourself!
Inside The Café
When you walk inside of Café Coquí, you’ll hear the sounds of the common coquí and smell the scent of fresh coffee. All throughout the café you’ll find modern decor with the perfect touch of Puerto Rican culture.
Dine next to the replicated Garita sculpture on the wall, or eat across from its painting at the bar.
Whatever you get, you’ll taste every ounce of heart, soul and the island’s culture put into these dishes.
When you want to try foods outside of your everyday palate and aren’t too far from the Avalon Park area, be sure to stop by Café Coquí and taste the flavors for yourself! You definitely won’t be disappointed.
Avalon Park is a suburb on the east side of Orlando not too far from the University of Central Florida and Waterford Lakes. It’s full of a variety of homes, apartments, and localized communities filled with restaurants and shops for people of all ages to enjoy. Even better, there are loads of parks and other natural scenes to visit. Interested in finding a home in the area?
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