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Mila Postres

Cartagena, Colombia

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

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One of the great things today about world travelers and the internet combined, is that it's easy to find restaurants, cafes, markets, rooftop bars, and various places for sight-seeing.

All one has to do is put your parameters in the search box and voila!

You'll have the place on a map, the address and hours of operation, and even perhaps a menu.

Mila Postres was advertised as a very popular breakfast place with pastries to die for.


We're in!

Mila Postres logo, Cartagena, Colombia

The logo of Mila Postres

Camila Vargas, known as Mila, is one of the most successful and renowned pastry chefs in the Caribbean Region.

Originally from Colombia's capitol city of Bogota, Mila went to college and studied business administration. However, her first love was cooking. So after graduation she went to chef school in Bogota, then studied pastry and baking in Argentina.

This determined, yet patient woman was then recruited to work for hotels in Boca Grande, where the rich and famous come to stay while visiting Colombia.

Inside Mila Postres, Cartagena, Colombia

Very popular Mila Postres





Inside Mila Postres are quaint tables and chairs. A mural is on the wall to the left. Waitresses are in uniform wearing the native hats of the Palenqueras.

Palenqueras are the direct descendants of the world's first free African slaves who live in San Basilio de Palenque.

Pastry display in Mila Postres, Cartagena, Colombia

Pastry case inside Mila Postres

Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, one can also have coffee with a pastry, or a glass of wine with a sandwich.

Here you see the display case with amazing pies, cakes, brownies and other sweets.

Pies, cakes, brownies on dsplay at Mila Postres, Cartagena, Colombia

Beautiful pies, cakes and brownies on display

Take a look at this lineup of sweets.

Isn't it mind-boggling?

Ceviche de Camaron, Mila Postres, Cartagena, Colombia

Shrimp Ceviche with cream

Yes, of course we were going to try one of those babies, but first we decided to have lunch.

One of the things we enjoy is to order items off the menu and share them.

This is the Shrimp Ceviche with cream, red onions, corn and green beans. Fried plantain chips are on the side and made a nice crunchy contrast.  

Mila Postres sandwich, Cartagena, Colombia

Mila's special sandwich

 Billy and I also shared Mila's special sandwich, roast chicken, melted cheese, fresh tomato and avocado on a baguette. Again, fried plantain chips on the side for the added crunch.

brownie with toffe dollops, Mila Postres, Cartagena, Colombia

Brownie with butterscotch dollops

Since there were several styles of brownies I would guess that some were different than dark chocolate.

It seems that one of Mila's signatures is "dollops". I can only guess that these are butterscotch because there was no listing or names of each pastry offering in the case.

Chocolate brownie with edible gold, Mila Postres, Cartagena, Colombia

Chocolate brownie with edible gold dollops

This one had my curiosity. I hate to admit it, but I have never had edible gold, and would have liked to try it out.





Instead, we shared a Ganache de chocolate brownie. I'll have to go back and taste this one on our next visit.

Flan with strawberries, Mila Postres, Cartagena, Colombia

More dollops!

What a beautiful flan, with strawberry syrup in the inner circle and fresh strawberries lining the outside.

I'm going to guess that the white is meringue, since they are perfectly formed. It's possible that they could be whipped cream...

In Latin countries, this egg custard is called "Flan" but in France it is called Creme Caramel.

Our bill at Mila Postres, Cartagena, Colombia

Our bill

We are Retire Lifestyle Mentors. Our goal is to help you achieve your retirement dreams.

All of our items are listed here on our bill, including the tip.

We paid about $24USD.

Perhaps next time we'll try breakfast or at least have a treat with coffee!

Mila Postres

 # a 35-98, Cra. 4 #352

 Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

Open daily, 9am to 10pm

Tele: +57 5 6644607

Cel: 315. 410. 0103


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