While out west, we were looking for somewhere to go for breakfast then it dawned on me that San Salvador Café offers breakfast every day. Since we were on 235 at the time, it was not far out of the way so we made the stop by the Salvadoran breakfast to get a look at their breakfast offering.
5518 W Central Ave
Wichita, KS 67212
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 6pm
Closed on Sunday
The breakfast menu at San Salvador Cafe is pretty limited. There were just three options on there.
- Frijoles, queso, crema y heuvo (beans, cheese, cream and egg) for $7.50
- Frijoles, queso, crema, huevo y platano (beans, cheese, cream, egg, and plantain) for $8.00
- Chorizo salvadoreno (Salvadorean sausage) for $1.99
With just three items to choose from, we ordered all three.
But before that, I started off with a mango smoothie which was excellent.
The breakfast did not take long to arrive; maybe 10 minutes after we ordered.
At first glance, we didn’t know what the item that looked like a stick of butter was. We were told it was a Salvadoran cheese and to its side was some Salvadoran cream. Both had a unique taste to it that was hard to describe. Our meals were accompanied by tortillas. We were told most people would top the tortillas with the cheese and then dip it in the cream and beans.
The breakfast was simple. We both loved the beans which had a liquid texture but very delicious. Salvadorean sausage tasted just like a chorizo. I’m not sure if I would have been able to detect the difference though between theirs versus any chorizo I’ve had at a Mexican restaurant in a blind taste test.
All in all, it was a no frills Salvadoran breakfast. Aside from the addition of the tortillas, plantains, cheese and cream, our meals included your basic breakfast staples. But for what it was, we enjoyed our simple breakfast.
Here’s their menu:
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