Met JeffB and Michael M (EatChicago) at Cafe Marianao for Saturday morning breakfast.
Marianao is a busy place, I waited for a slight lull to get the counter as opposed to people's backs. Picture was taken from the front door, Marianao is not very large.
Staff is constantly in motion.
Ham and egg for omelet sandwich, a popular breakfast item.
Pretty much every person orders Cuban coffee or cafe con leche, some both.
Well used, constantly in motion sandwich presses
We dined altrunko* as Marianao was getting crowded and the light was better for picture taking.
Quintessential Cuban breakfast, Cuban toast dunked in cafe con leche.
We spun the wheel ordering pretty much one of everything, including Medianoche. Same ingredients as a Cuban sandwich, but with slightly sweet egg bread and smaller than a traditional Cuban sandwich.
Cafe Marianao Medianoche
Bottom clockwise, Cuban toast, Cuban sandwich, omelet sandwich.
In short order we had whittled the sandwiches away to nubbins.
Directly across the street were two Maroon vans. Jeff picked up a few items from the one on the right.
Maroon Van menu
Sopes de Papes
Cafe Marianao is up for renewal of it's LTHForum Great Neighborhood Award, which I heartily endorse.
*On the trunk of my car )
2246 N. Milwaukee Ave