Meet the Horchata Latte
"It's natural. All these coffeehouses have great coffee, but if you want flavored coffee, they all use those bottles of syrup. Tell me what's unique about that? I don't like to be so harsh on them, but they're fake flavors." To go with her coffee drinks, she makes breakfast tamales, both sweet and savory (blueberry and chorizo on a recent day). The rest of the day, she's still offering a full range of organic Central American tamales and pupusas with homemade side dishes.
Pilar's Tamales and Pilar's Coffee House, 2261 W. Liberty, 929-4161. Tues.-Fri. 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Sun. and Mon. pilarstamales.com
[Originally published in October, 2012.]