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New {in The Heights}: Dulce de Leche Bakery

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Jersey City Heights just got a little sweeter! Dulche de Leche Bakery, an authentic Argentine-style bakery and cafe originally established in West New York in 2007, has just opened its second location.  The cafe in the Heights is located at 376 Central Ave is also owned and operated by the Urgilles family, who decided to open a bakery after craving the food that they grew up on in Argentina but were unable to find in New Jersey.



Sisters Julieta and Mariana run the day-to-day operations of Dulce De Leche and helped hand-pick all of the materials that are used throughout the new store. The gut renovation of the ground floor space took nearly nine months for them to complete and you can see that they have poured their hearts into every little detail – from the warm lighting chosen to showcase their baked goods to the different types of wood being used throughout the interior.  It is open and inviting, providing a modern atmosphere {and free wi-fi} for customers to enjoy their breakfast or lunch.

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Open daily from 7am to 8pm, Dulce de Leche offers a wide variety of freshly baked pastries, croissants and breads, plus savory items, hot beverages and even a fresh juice and smoothie bar.  A few must try items: the dulce de leche **stuffed** churro {whaat}, oven-baked {read: not fried!} empanadas, and Argentine-style quiches.  The empanadas from the sister location were even included in NJ.com’s “10 Best Empanadas in NJ” list back in April, so you can expect them to be just as amazing.  


For any non-meat eaters, the menu is also chock-full of vegetarian options, including sandwiches de minga {cute little tea sandwiches without the crust}.  For something a little more substantial for lunch, make sure to try the matambre {stuffed flank steak} sandwich or the homemade ravioli.  

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If you’re looking for something off-site, they even have catering available for special events and customized cakes for any occasion, including weddings.  


Whether you’re grabbing a cup of cafe con leche for the road or hoping to sit down with a sweet treat for a little relaxation in the Heights, make sure to stop by Dulce de Leche Bakery for a taste of Argentina right here in Hudson County. 

Have you had a chance to stop by Dulce de Leche Bakery yet?  

What’s your favorite menu item?  Comment below and let us know!

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Liya originally hails from Minneapolis, MN (but don't hold that accent against her) and has been a NY/NJ transplant since 2004, when she moved east to attend Hofstra University. Even though she doesn't pronounce coffee like you, she has a passion for some of the best food, culture and lifestyle that this side of the Hudson has to offer. As a new resident of Jersey City Heights {with her husband Scott and their dog Nala}, she's excited to explore her new neighborhood and share her findings with you.

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