Sometimes only pan dulce will do. Here, that “sometimes” stretches from morning, with coffee and perhaps an empanada, to afternoon, for a little merienda (midday snack), served with gossip. Floor-to-ceiling shelves of fresh-baked sweets as well as bins of bolillos and stacks of buttery flour tortillas will keep you coming back (this cheery shop on Bandera is one of five). Try this: The apple fritters are unimaginably rich, sweet and gooey; the empanadas (choose from flavors like pineapple, cheese, and sweet potato) are easy to eat on the run. On Saturdays and Sundays you can order barbacoa and tamales too. Pro tip: If you want a cake (which can be personalized), order ahead. Our tres leches was moist, with a less commercial vibe than supermarket versions; there’s even a cuatro leches, with cajeta (goat’s milk caramel) added to the three milks.