Downtown café packs a punch with Latin fare

March 27,2019

Liza Lucas, Matthew Pearl - At the Table ATL (11Alive)

Whether you’re looking for a comfy couch to enjoy a café con leche, a fresh fruit smoothie or a quick lunch with co-workers, Buenos Dias Café has your appetite covered.

Since 2012, Buenos Dias Café has welcomed customers coming off Decatur Street in downtown Atlanta. The café now boasts a crowd of repeat diners that have made the spot a lunch staple over the years.

11Alive's At the Table ATL sat down with the duo behind the delicious operation, Jeannette Flores-Katz and her husband Ken. The couple started the colorful spot initially focused on a small, focused menu rooted in Salvadoran specialties from Flores-Katz’s upbringing.

“My grandma used to bring fruits and vegetables to sell for the market,” Jeannette Flores-Katz said. “And I would get the little ones down the corner to make money to go buy pupusas.”

The pupusa, a classic Salvadoran dish is now available at Buenos Dias Café under a wealth of variations. Whether traditional beans and cheese or chicken mole is more your style, a pupusa means treating your taste buds to a bit of culture at the same time.

“It’s part of El Salvador. It’s all over the place,” Flores-Katz said.

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