Finding real-deal Argentine food in Philly can be a difficult task, the cuisine isn't very prevalent around these parts. But hidden away in Fitler Square is Gavin's Café, serving Argentine breakfasts and lunches to the neighborhood since 2010. Just last week, however, chef-owner Jezabel Careaga decided it was time for a revamp — so, gone is the Gavin's name, and in its place, Jezabel's.
Fans of the cafe need not worry, the menu will stay the same; empanadas, alfajores (shortbread cookies filled with dulce de leche and rolled in coconut shavings) and medialunas won't be going anywhere. But over the next few weeks, Careaga will introduce new menu items hoping to get the city a little more familiarized with her native cuisine. That way, when she opens her second location, people will be primed and excited for all that she has to offer.
Careaga is still in the process of finding the perfect address for her second cafe, so there's no definite location just yet, but stay tuned. Until then, check out the cafe's micro-face-lift over on 26th and Pine Streets.