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Sonido! South American Cafe

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by Yui Sakata (subscribe)
A Melbourne food lover and explorer. Invite me over for an honest review!
Published October 19th 2012
Cool Columbian hangout in Fitzroy
Cafe seating
Cafe interior

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.

Hot chocolate
Hot chocolate

For a snack, the raspberry brownie was recommended by the waiter. The dark heavenly block is accompanied by a helping of ice cream. A slight raspberry flavor is modestly infused.

Raspberry brownie with ice cream
Raspberry brownie with ice cream

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.

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Why? South American drinks are exceptional
When: Tue-Thurs: 8:30am 4pm, Fri: 8:30am to 10pm, Sat: 9am 4pm, Sun: 10am-4pm
Phone: 0404-621-946
Where: 69 Gertrude Street Fitzroy VIC 3065
Cost: $5-15
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