Even in the midst of winter, this wonderful little Gertrude cafe will make you feel a Hot Columbian breeze when you step in the door. Sonido! Popular in a quiet part of Fitzroy, the casual cafe smoothly introduces us to the drinks and sweets of South America. Sitting in or seated outside, you are left feeling that you've been transported to a tropic garden.
At Sonido!, the drink menu covers more than the Melbourne standard coffee selection. Among the extraordinary beverage list, Columbian ice tea is a refreshing choice, especially on a sunny, summer day. The cold tea is slightly sweetened and fashioned with mint and lime.
A warm and hearty alternative is a jug of hot chocolate, Olletica. The sweet drink is traditionally sipped on the mountains of the Andes. Olletica, regular Sonido-styled hot chocolate is comforting, but the true local way is to have it with cheese mixed in. At Sonido!, you can order your jug with queso, or cheese, for 2 extra dollars.
Arriving early enough by three pm, you are to be conflicted of brunch/lunch menu of all Columbian fare. Arepas are the signature selection. Corn, cheese, black beans, chorizo, and other matching flavors are to be chosen to have with your arepas.