Cakes and espressos are the speciality of this franchise resulting from Soledad and Richard's love story.
Sweet love story.
As its own name indicates, the Sweet & Coffee café on Malecón 2000 promenade is a franchise made for people with sweet tooth’s and for coffee lovers. The story goes that this chain of cafés has a love story behind it: when Soledad Hanna used to make cheesecake to go with a cappuccino for her boyfriend, Richard Peet, back in 1997, the idea came about of opening up a café where they would sell cakes that were beyond compare and all types of espressos. What they didn't imagine back then is that the chain would spread around Ecuador like wildfire and that it would become the leader in the world of cafés and cakes that it is today. Among its original non-gastronomic ideas is what they call the "University of Coffee", a type of training that lasts a month for whoever wants to work for them, which includes studying the history of coffee and the processes of cultivation and roasting. Only when they pass the practical and theoretical tests are they employed as staff.