A great bake shop selling French pastries including some flaky croissants. They have snacks, bread and delicatessen. There are tables or a small bar to sit at while feasting or drinking a cup of coffee. Sunday they offer a breakfast special.
Hours: Monday thru Saturday 8AM to 8PM. Sunday 9AM to 4PM
Location; Palo Hicado #120, about 3 blocks from Parque Independencia, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, D. R.
The ice cream made in Dominican Republic can't be beat! You can get such fresh tropical fruit flavors that somehow have a complete different flavor that what you might be accustomed to enjoying. Get this luscious confection on a cone or in a cup with a little plastic spoon. Tastes so good, so refreshing after baking in the hot Caribbean sun. *Make sure you try the Habijuelas con Dulce Ice cream sold only around Easter time. It is wonderful.
The sweet candies are called Dulces. Many have the texture of fudge and can be flavored with fruits such as pineapple/ piña, mango, coconut/coco and guava among the many. There is a very tasty peanut type brittle here. These candies can be purchased almost anyplace including the Colmados and Supermarkets. The candy stores are the best places to buy the dulces. This way you know they are made fresh.
You can also find some people in the streets that make a certain type of candy and sell them from the baskets or trays they carry around.
This ice cream is made on site all by hand and with the freshest ingredients available. There are no chemicals or preservatives. All the flavors offered have 2% or less fat. They offer regular ice cream and for those who are lactose intolerant they offer a nice variety of Sorbet made with only fruit. They also make ice cream cakes that make any party or occasion special. My favorite is their low sugar yogurt ice cream...yumm. Stop by and give these frozen treats a try on a hot Dominican day.
Location: Arz. Portes #155 From Calle el Conde go South on 19 de Marzo turn left onto Portes and its on the left. From either Arz. Merino or Hostos go South and turn left on Portes and its on the right.
Hours: daily from 2 to 10 PM
Contact: Marco Ferrari 809-682-7402 cel. 809-767-6358
Helados Bon, C por A
The famous Dominican made ice cream. Made with the fruits of the island the flavors have just the right sweetness and creaminess. On a hot day it is sooo refreshing. There are many locations on Calle el Conde and throughout Dominican Republic. You can even purchase this ice cream from vendors in the streets ringing their little bell.
Candies / Confeties
Candies, beverages, local and imported snacks. Wholesale and Retail sales
Directions: Av Mella #505 San Carlos (near Parque Independencia)
Dulco C por A
Directions: Calle El Conde #105 Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana
La Casa de los Dulces
This shop sells a wide variety of sweets known as "Dulces". Also sold here are cheeses and cakes. When you enter this store you have to stop for a second because the first glance is overwhelming. All the different goodies look so wonderful. Make sure you ask for some samples of their confections.
Contact: 809-685-0785 and 809-687-2966
Directions: Arzobispo Meriño and Emiliano Tejera #106, Cuidad Colonial, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana
A great coffee shop that has been around a long time. They have their own special blend of coffee that they grind fresh (this can be purchased to take with you to brew at home).You can get some fresh blended juices made with or without milk. They also have some good pastries and sandwiches you can enjoy with that perfect cup of coffee. Catch up on the local news and happenings with the locals. Great conversation to go along with your coffee and a friendly staff. A regular cup of espresso is about 35 pesos.
Directions: Calle el Conde # 253 close to 19 de Marzo