Italian gastronomy is perhaps one of the most universal. It is very rare to find somebody who does not like it or has not tried it yet. Its fresh ingredients are its greatest distinction. Starbene is one of the bodegas at Il Nuovo Mercato in The Mall of San Juan where we can find irresistible delights such as bread, Italian desserts, gelato, and Puerto Rican coffee. Their culinary experts prepare their best recipes daily to present to the public the best bread fresh out of the oven.
Their culinary experts prepare their best recipes daily to present to the public the best bread fresh out of the oven. Among the different breads available are the ciabatta: a white bread made with wheat flour and yeast, it is soft and light with a crispy crust; the famous baguette known to the French as the wand, it uses wheat flour and its shape is much longer than it is wide; whole wheat champagne bread: this sweet and exquisite milk bread and chocolate milk bread is perfect to serve with prosciutto among other delicacies.
In this bodega filled with Italian flavor don’t leave without tasting the traditional desserts. Such as the unmistakable tiramisu, the fruit or marmalade tarte, and the bigne. Of course, these pastries are all better accompanied by a delicious cup of local Gustos coffee. End your experience a Starbene with a sweet finish with an authentic Italian gelato prepared daily with the best fresh fruits. Starbene is located at the 3rd floor of the Mall of San Juan. It is open from Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until closing.