Photo by John Atashian

Photo by John Atashian

PANCITOS, 416 NEW BRITAIN AVENUE, HARTFORD, CT 06106

Flavors from around the world can be found within walking distance of the Trinity College campus at Pancitos, formerly known as Roma Bakery. Co-owner and baker Madeleine Loyola showcases her Peruvian roots with an array of Latin American specialties while continuing to feature familiar Italian treats offered for decades by Roma’s previous owners. Popular menu items such as empanadas, tres leches cake, and soft Peruvian alfajores cookies made with dulce de leche are served alongside pizza, light and crispy angel wings, and arancini (Italian stuffed rice balls). Nearly everything — including a variety of artisan breads — is baked fresh from scratch. Loyola also makes specialty cakes and does catering. Pancitos is the perfect place to pick up a coffee or smoothie with breakfast, to get a pork sandwich or tamale for lunch, and to enjoy desserts and ice cream anytime. Follow @ReporterAroundHartford on Instagram for more photos.