In Puerto Rico, we have many small shops that function as quick stop-and-go breakfast and pastry stops. From breakfast sandwiches made with fresh bread, to cafecitos (small, piping hot, fresh coffees), to quesitos, you can find all the sweet and savory flavors you want in one place. The first time I walked into Sowy’s Bakery in Lowell I was instantly reminded of my childhood. Fresh smells of pan sobao (a sweet, fluffy bread), cafecito and baked goods are all I need to be swept away to my hometown of Ceiba.
Breakfast sandwiches on either pan sobao or pan de agua, which is similar to French bread, are extremely popular in Puerto Rico — order a large one, it’s big enough to share.
A must try is the ham, egg, cheese and mayo, or butter, on pan sobao. Trust me, they’re great.