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May 10, 2007 07:22 AM

Any bakery item recs at Seba Seba?

Some mornings I find myself around Corona-Elmhurst for work. I've tried Seba Seba's coffee, which is good. They have tons of of bakery items which also looks good, but I don't know what to order, since they are not labeled and I don't know what they are. I don't what to just sit there asking "What's this?" Any suggestions. I'm mainly interested in things I can easily get to go, not heavy cooked dishes.

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  1. When I stop off at the Colombian bakeries, I usually buy a Chicharron de Guayaba. It's a pastry stuffed with guava paste and topped with a light sprinkling of granulated sugar on the outside. It goes well with a cup of coffee. It's called chicharron because its shape sort of resembles a pork skin crackling.

    1. I haven't tried Seba Seba, but I like the Colombian not-sweet breakfast breads. The buñuelos are the completely round balls. I guess they're fried, but they're not oily, and the have just the slightest sweetness and a satisfying heavy-lightness if they're fresh. I also like the things made with a slightly cheesy dough: almohabanas, pan de bono and pan de queso. I'm not crazy about ther sweets, although the queque (pound cake) is fine. They often have different kinds. Again, the stuff has to be fresh, and the ones i mentioned above are almost always fresh at a bakery.