Bombon Cafe

Today I started the solo weekend early, with a Friday lunch at Bombon Cafe, 38 S. Ashland Ave., before heading over to Cardinal Fitness on Madison (only $19.95 per month) to walk my torta off on the treadmill.

I had the Piolin Torta ($8.95), an unbelievably yummy combination of chicken marinated in adobo sauce, mixed greens, tomatoes, grilled red onions, avocado, Chihuahua cheese, and poblano peppers.

Bombon Cafe has a bright, airy atmosphere, a fun variety of Latin music, attentive counter staff, and it's a great place to dine alone and leave with a song in your heart and the mild sting of salsa verde on your lips.

It's a top-notch bakery, too, and has one of the best tres leches cakes in the city :) .   Mmmmmmm, ready for more single-girl solo weekend now.