Washington Avenue welcomed its newest business this past Saturday, when Sweets & Cortaditos, a bakery and cafe, held its grand opening.
In attendance for the ribbon-cutting were Mayor Ray Kimble and several other township officials.
The cozy shop, located at 138 Washington Ave. in Belleville, offers authentic Cuban delicacies, including Cuban sandwiches and “cortaditos,” a small coffee with a shot of milk or cream.
Andres Carrillo, whose family owns the shop, said they were drawn to Belleville for its ethnic diversity.
“We opened here because of the community. There’s a mixed community of Hispanics and Americans here,” Carrillo said.
“Everything is made from scratch. We plan on bringing new creations to the menu,” Carrillo added. “The coffee here is the closest you can find to the Cuban coffee anywhere in the U.S.”
The cafe will be open from 7 am to 8 pm weekdays, 8 am to 8 pm Saturdays and 8 am to 4 pm Sundays.