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“Thank goodness!”
Review of Romana Cake House

Romana Cake House
Ranked #1 of 13 Dessert in Longmont
Cuisines: Cafe
Description: Romana Cake House, a family owned and operated European bakery, represents the embodiment of a lifetime passion for baking and creating the highest quality desserts and pastries.
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Description: Romana Cake House, a family owned and operated European bakery, represents the embodiment of a lifetime passion for baking and creating the highest quality desserts and pastries.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Thank goodness!”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

We hit this great little pastry shop the day it opened and have treated ourselves a few times since. The pastries are wonderful and a far cry from the usual sickly sweet, over-processed "danish" that passes for a continental style pastry in the USA. Cake is also available by the slice - we are talking about nice, pretty, but very ho hum butter-cream filled variations on the same theme. These are not the cakes one finds in a great konditerai like those in Germany and Melbourne, Australia but we can't have it all and I guess folks who have never had the real think would not realize what they missing.

The pastries make up for the lack of serious cake artistry. They are delicious - the almond bear claw, the pecan buns, the cheese and cherry....oh, yum!

The big flaw with this cafe is the lack of real espresso. Those automatic espresso and cappuccino machines simply do not cut it for customers who like real coffee with their pastries. As a consequence, we only go in to pick up pastries to take home, instead of sitting down for a coffee. That is a shame, since the atmosphere is pleasant.

Cafe Romana is located in an unappealing strip mall, but do take the time to drive around the back entrance in, and make the most of this new pastry shop so that it stays in business. Longmont really needs this type of eaterie.

Visited August 2012
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Longmont
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8 restaurant reviews
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“fabulous”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

food, service and ambience all excellent.........................................

Visited June 2012
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Longmont
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Romana Cake House”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

You Must SEE this beautiful bakery/coffee shop and experience the good vibes there! Excellent quality through and through. I just took a loaf of the bread made with chocolate, walnuts and rum to a party..It was a perfect paring with the red wine we were bottling!

  • Visited June 2012
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Longmont, CO
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Fantastic and Long Awaited!”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

Romana's is a breath of fresh air in Longmont!

So far we have tried three kinds of cake - mocha, red velvet (amazing!), and coconut. I've had the coconut twice now and it is not just fantastic but consistently so.

Romana's carries pastries and cakes (whole or by the slice) ready to go, and they are far superior to anything you'll find at the grocery store. They also do specialty cakes (wedding, etc.) and have several samples out for viewing, as well as a large book of examples.

The owner is fabulous too, and always greets customers with a smile despite getting in early and leaving late every day...amazing personality!

  • Visited May 2012
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Robertino I, Owner at Romana Cake House, responded to this review, May 10, 2012
Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We will continue to give our best to remain your bakery/cafe of choice.
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