April 17, 2003 |
Xiomara Ardolina has just opened a casual cafe around the corner from her Pasadena nuevo Cuban restaurant, Xiomara. The cafe is Cuban too, but its menu features more home-style cooking. Unlike Xiomara, this cozy new spot is open all day. Ardolina named it Cafe Atlantic because she's lived in three cities on the Atlantic: Havana, Miami and New York. The restaurant is painted a warm yellow, and on the back wall hangs a nostalgic framed black-and-white photo of the Manhattan skyline at night.